Iron Man

I wouldn’t classify myself as a diehard Marvel fan, there’s been quite a few of the movies I’ve skipped. It’s not that I had anything against them, I just wasn’t interested. I may be suffering a from a bit of super hero fatigue, but I’m also perfectly fine with it. Some of the characters just don’t grab me, but one that does, and one of the movies that absolutely nailed it, was the first Iron Man. While I wasn’t a big comic reader as a kid, I was a Spiderman and Iron Man fan, and I’ll admit I was really skeptical when they announced it. But I loved it, still do, so this excellent sculpture of Iron Man by Aaron Brick Designer instantly had my attention.

Iron Falcon

You can almost hear AC/DC playing the Star Wars theme when you see this latest creation by Zane Houston.  Apparently there's a Millennium Falcon contest on TBB, and it's generating all sorts of cool stuff.  But what I like about this in particular, besides the clever mash up, is how well it reflects the styles of both genres.  As if Tony were Corellian or something.  Would that make Pepper a Princess? 

Tony Stark's Iron Falcon

And You Had Trouble Picking Out A Tie This Morning

Tony Stark certainly has no shortage of suits, both three piece and Iron Man suits. One he uses for guest appearances at charity auctions and being a playboy on the town, the other he uses when he needs to look business-like. I don't know if this MOC by John Toulouse has every single Iron Man minifigure that has ever been made, but it certainly looks like it (even the micro-fig!). It also has some fun surprises on the back side, very cool.

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High-Fives All Around For Team Stark!

If there's one thing I get a kick out of seeing every time, it's gotta be 1:1 scale movie props recreated in LEGO bricks.  This skin-tight Iron Man gauntlet by Milan Sekiz features plenty of detail crammed in a very limited space that also accommodates flexibility.  Having said that, I now have two serious questions: May I please wear it for Halloween and does it run on a miniature arc reactor or simple CR1025 batteries?


United or Divided?

POW!  WHAM-O!  Two of your favorite Avengers have been brought to life with Tyler's creative character build technique!  The remarkable recreation of these classic characters is well represented with amazing facial and body detailing.  It's easy to tell that a main focus in these guys is enabling them to be posed.  I personally would love to see a stop motion film using these two to recreate the great sequence in Captain America: Civil War!  Whose side are you on?!

The Blue and the Red

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

Hulkbuster Mech Suit

There's lots to be excited about with the premier of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Who IS this Ultron guy?  Will our Heroes be victorious?  What kind of outfits will Black Widow be wearing?  And this:  The Hulkbuster Mech Suit!  Tankm has created a highly detailed, fully poseable, and kick-arse version of Tony's ultimate armor.  Check out his photostream for more nifty shots.