Benny's Homestead

We all know Benny's affection for spaceships, but have you ever wondered where he lives? Builder Casey M has and crafted this sweet little micro build. It's from a series of MOCs exploring alternate uses or modification of Lowell spheres. The bottom half of this is one section of a sphere, giving the impression the dwelling was built on a partially destroyed (or seriously excavated) moon.

Benny's Space Homestead #1

Hanger #5

Of course when you have a huge mech you're going to need an even huger hanger to maintain it. Last week we featured Benjamin Cheh's awesome Palawan mech, well here's the jaw-dropping space where it stays in top shape. It features 4 Mechanical arms (2 attached to the walls and 2 on the beam), LTV Formica (Light Transport Vehicle) 2 GP containers, articulating boom lifts, 4 walkways, 4 LED lights, rack of missiles and a walkway platform with 2 hidden robotic arms for minor repairs.

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Hangar NO.5 Diorama Maintenance x AMS JE06 JEBAT "PAHLAWAN"

The Household of the Lovegoods

LEGO Harry Potter creations are still on the rise. The latest addition I have come across is this awesome model of the Lovegood house, seen in the 7th movie. I have never seen another model of the complete house, but perhaps that's just me. Brick Surgeon has peaked my interest with this intriguing build! The interior is truly amazing, but even the outside, though it's all black, is really interesting to me. The shaping, angles, and especially those windows are what make this build so pleasing to my eyes. Excellent work here! Make sure to take a closer look at all the interesting pieces used.

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Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here

Technique Tuesday - Windows for Your Houses

If you're into LEGO architecture, or you enjoy building houses, then you need to check out this window design by James Zhan! With a front and back view of this window style, the pieces come together to create a very unique window design. As we usually try to share here on BrickNerd, James' model also uses common elements that most builders likely have in their collections. Do you think you'll give this a try? Let us know down in the comments! Build on, everyone.

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Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here

Mine Car Escape

Fun fact: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the first movie I "camped" for. I actually ditched school for it. Of course the bus got me half way to the theater, so I took it. But then I detoured to the theater and sat there all day with a group of strangers, it was fun. While I had mixed feelings on the movie, the Mine Car chase is still one of my favorite scenes, so this MOC by builder BrickBuilder7622 caught my eye. Click through for a whole collection of excellent little vignettes from Temple of Doom and Raiders.

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Motorized Magic Cube

If you haven't seen one before, "magic cubes" (or Yoshimoto Cubes) are pretty mesmerizing things. You can endlessly fold them, which is strangely satisfying. But why go to all that trouble when you can do it by remote control? That's what builder slfroden seems to have wondered, so he built this fully motorized and remote controlled version of a magic cube, and what can I say, It's magical.

Lego Motorized Mega Magic Folding Cube