A White Village

As snow falls across the country, it's a good time to appreciate a medieval village covered in white.  This village by Brother Steven shows folk going about their daily business as snow falls in the market.  Steven uses the unique forestry colors of lavender grass on the terrain and dark purple leaves for a snow-covered tree.  Using colors like these can really add to the uniqueness of a scene, almost giving it a slightly magical appearance.  Instead of leaving the base entirely white, or creating a border for around the MOC, he chose to use shades of brown and tan to represent that the scene would continue onwards, which is another nice decision that he made. The roofs of the buildings are very elegant, and probably my favorite part of this scene overall.  What's your favorite detail?! 

St. Yarinsburg

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