Arthur Weasley & Floo Powder

The Ministry of Magic seemed very dark and gloomy in the Harry potter films.  When reading the novels, I always pictured it as a bright and colorful place to work.  For his Iron Builder round, Eero Okkonen has brought some much needed color to the Ministry.  How abut that Arthur Weasley figure, though?  The use of colors on him is just as creative as the fireplace.  Arthur here also features a technique for spectacles that I have not seen before, using handcuffs around the eyes (is that kind of ironic?).  Fifty points to Gryffindor!

Arthur Weasley arrives to his workplace in Ministry of Magic via Floo Network
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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