Professor McGonagall is Enjoying Herself

"Piertotum Locomotor!  I've always wanted to use that spell. . ."

One of the coolest scenes during the Battle of Hogwarts was when Professor Minerva McGonagall brought the stone knights to life.  Umm, Who? has now brought that cinematic scene to life in LEGO form (Oh, the irony).  It's not entirely common to see small vignettes like this extend so high up, but when it does happen I believe it adds an interesting perspective.  All of the stonework in this build is executed well, but obviously the main draw to this creation are those neat statues.  They look like they really are ready to jump down and help defend the school of wizards and witches!  Make sure to check out the builder's page for more creations from book 7 of the Harry Potter series!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 21 – Piertotum Locomotor

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