19 Years Later. . .

It's the descendants of Harry Potter's first day of their term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Today in Harry Potter fan history marks the time in the final novel of the Harry Potter series where Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley return to Platform 9 3/4 to send their own children off to school. This scene, composed by Jonas Kramm, is the perfect build to feature today here on BrickNerd. It's quite creative and magically executed, with James Sirius Potter disappearing into the hidden column gateway. With Voldemort defeated, all witches and wizards can breathe a bit more easily. . .that is, until the next instalment of the series.

Getting to Platform 9 3/4
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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