One of the reasons I love California is there is very few dangerous creatures here. Sure we have the occasional mountain lion or bear incident, but for the most part the critters here are pretty chill. Not that I'm one to spend much time in water, but if I lived anywhere close to where these little dudes swam, I don't know I'd even want to take a bath. A nice reminder from builder Sebastian_green that some fish are not messing around.

Lego piranha

Don't Tap the Glass, They Hate it When You Do That

Talk about a crazy (in a good way) build to see this afternoon!  Djorde has built one of my favorite funky builds that I've seen in quite some time.  I'm sure there are many fish-related jokes that one could make about this creation, especially with the recent release of Finding Dory, but I'm not going to dive too deep to think of some.  (Get it?)  Just keep swimming, Djorde!  Okay, I'll stop now.


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

Koi pond

One of the most tranquil places to spend any time at all is a well designed koi pond. I highly recommend pulling up a comfortable chair, putting on some relaxing music on your headphones, and just chillin' while you watch the fish. You'll find yourself so amazingly relaxed you may need help getting back to the real world. This pond by cmaddison my not have the lazy swimming and relaxing trickling water, but it has the right aesthetic.

Koi Pond