ABS Builder Challenge - Season 1 Finale

Along with a new round of Iron Builder, this month sees the season 1 finale of the ABS Builder Challenge, brought to you by InnovaLUG.  For those who are unaware, this contest is also focused around creative uses for a specific element.  This month's element is a curved top modified brick in dark red.  For the finale, InnovaLUG has put 16 builders (including myself) against each other for 3 weeks!  Working in teams of 4, each team is attempting to create the most creative builds possible.  The team that produces the top 14 builds will be declared the winning team, and the member who contributed the most will reign as champion of this season.  Nearly one 1 week into the challenge, I have featured some of my favorite builds in the round so far.  Head over to the group and check out the rest!  Can you think of a use for the piece?


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