Terror From The Depths

For as long as humans have been traveling by sea we've been afraid if it. Something about those mysterious depths, unseen creatures and the inability to breath underwater has kept us just a little on edge. And while there's no documented proof of creatures like this one by W. Navarre, stories have been shared for centuries, making you wonder.

The Secrets of the Abyss

The King of Sea Monsters

Warning:  Possible nightmares ahead!

Hacim Bricks has been hard at work creating this beautiful, ugly mother of all sea monsters.  Did that make sense?  Well, it did to me.  What a crazy cool creation!  Not sure if the sailors on the boat would agree with me, though.  Building a creature of this scale allowed Hacim to use some interesting parts, including larger tires and actual dragon jaw elements to create the mouth.  It's quite impressive how organic this MOC looks, with its irregular shaping, numerous tentacles, and even more numerous eye balls.  Another aspect of this monster that was executed excellently is the throat, designed slightly angled giving the appearance that there's more.  Very realistic!  After hours of building, I wonder if Hacim ever got hungry for sushi?  Uh-oh, it's looking at me. . .  I'm sorry!


Tan'thu the ancient entity

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

Terror From The Deep

Nothing like being attacked by a kraken to ruin an otherwise peaceful day at sea huh? This latest Iron Builder entry from Legopard uses loads of the seed part, a silver technic connector. But they're so well integrated you barely notice. That's not to say they're hidden, that's not the point, just click through and check out the high res picture, you'll see what I mean. And that water work, stunning! It captures the motion and intensity of the scene perfectly.

Monstrum Maris

The Kraken

As Iron Builder enters it's final days the competition hasn't let up. Siercon and Coral have unleaded their building skills like some sort of mythical undersea creature hell bent on destruction. Like some multi-tentacled beast feared above all ocean predators. Like some giant, angry behemoth ready to drag you to the depths. If there were only some way to illustrate this concept...