He Ain't Heavy.. He's the Mark/5...

Nick Trotta brings us the Heavy Light Mk/5. Mark tells us this began with major inspiration from a sketch by the talented J. C. Park. As the build continued Nick put in his own refinements with help from a number of building buddies. The colour scheme is great with the wonderful yellow accents really popping. One of my favourite aspects of the build is the way this looks like a real world craft rather than a sci fi build. The complex angles are seemlessly integrated and the snot work all over is very easy on the eye.  

Heavy Light mk/5

I'm also a big fan of the subtle sticker use and the engine details too. If like me, you want to see more about how this craft is built, you can watch a quick video Nick has uploaded on his stream.

Boss Fight

I must confess I haven't actually played a castlevania title since the late 80's but when I saw this build I knew that a) Jerac is back! b) I want to dust off my emulator and hit the retro trail!

I don't know the creatures name but he comes from the game Aria of Sorrow.  As usual this Boss starts off as your average Joe,  a fireballing guy in a suit but after a good whipping and a healthy stomp or two he morphs into this flying behemoth.

Dracula

There is so much to enjoy about this MOC, the body shaping, flowing hair and bone work topped off with those vibrant red entrails and a bang tidy edit to boot! Welcome back Jerac I for one have missed you!

Braewood Castle

JAAPXAPP has finished his first largish scale Castle MOC and I love it! The roof work is a particular highlight. For me The walls hit exactly the right balance between detail and not being too busy! I really like the area around the door frame, and those the arches are perfect. The gentle curves on the roof give it that authentic fairy tale feel. It might be a bit controversial but I am not the biggest fan of the ultra piece intensive, higgledy-piggedly castles which seem to be in vogue right now, I do appreciate the aesthetics on those but this looks like a proper castle that has been built to last!

Braewood Castle

 

The colours and textures of this build are an instant winner for me and as always with my favourite builds there are a nice selection of minifigs with excellent posing adding a nice touch of flavour.

 

 

Geek Chic - Fabulous Furniture

LeTranger Absurde brings us this delightful set of office furniture! The scale is quite deceptive, I'm not normally one to get excited about furniture (my wife loves cushions and mirrors) but this really tickled my fancy.  I love those micro star wars vehicles on the desk ahd the inclusion of minifigs as dolls is a delight. I also really admire the details of the wood panels that fabulous lampshade. Why not swing by and take a look LeTranger's photostream it's abound with delights!

Geeky Office Furniture

 

 

Gobble Gobble... Blam Blam Blam!

timofey_tkachev is full of surprises. He recently wowed us with his ORCA. So I opened up Flickr and saw this turkey MOC. Decent build I thought, love the use of the balloon pieces for the wings! and the presentation with the plate and real glasses is bang tidy.

2 turkey transformer

It turns out this is actually a transformer! Timothy spares us any wacky back story or explanation. I like to think this is a highly sophisticated 21st century assassin robot sent by ultra radical vegans intent on eradicating meat eaters....This could just as easily have come from the latest episode of Rick and Morty, I just don't know - maybe one of you guys can fill me in? Either way I love both aspects of the build. Head over to his stream and take a look! I just dig that minifig turkey as the face and top half of the turkeybots head!

6 turkey transformer

 

Hope this doesn't put you off your dinner!

He Said Welcome To The Frickin' Guardians Of The Republic

BrickinNick celebrates both May the 4th AND the release of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. Here we have a brick-built Grewbacca and Rocket Solo. It's a crossover that does not look strange in the slightest, actually. I think it works well, especially Grewbacca. I'm not sure why, but I also really like how the iconic weapons are designed. This is most certainly a crossover I'd watch in an instant.

Guardians of the Galactic Republic
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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