LEGO Builder's Habitat

Every LEGO builder has one of these: their own build area.  A LEGO room.  A LEGO lair. . .AKA LEGO Man Cave.  Shall I go on?  I think you get the point.  Every LEGO builder organizes his collection differently, an aspect that become quite unique and creative on its own.  Now, pictured in this scene by Jsnyder002, many of our build areas probably look like a bit of a mess.  How familiar does this room look to you?  Is it like your collection, right now?  Furthermore, this "Out of Time" creation depicts the last few minutes a builder has to build and enter for a contest.  Sound familiar?  A lovely and true to life scene!

Out of Time

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