Stacking is Layering

Continuing with some of our new content, we're starting March off with another technique!  Builder Simon NH has been gracious enough to share two simple, but interestingly detailed wall techniques with us.  As Simon says, "These two techniques are very simple, but quite handy. They look the same from both sides which is good for 360 degree creations."  Indeed!  Something that always fascinated me is that using jumpers (tiles with studs in the center) seems to create different grooves when stacked, compared to standard plates.  Think you'll give either of these techniques a try?  Do you like that we now share technique content on the blog?  Let us know down in the comments!

wall technique no. 7 and 8

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