The Heart Of The Home

The kitchen is the heart of the home, I’m sitting in mine at this very moment (most of the blog posts happen right here in my kitchen/breakfast nook). It’s where we prepare meals, and where every party seems to end up, probably because the food is there. Builder MarcelV was challenged by the fine humans at New Elementary to come up with some innovative uses for the Brickheadz glasses part, can you spot them in this excellent interior? OK, that was easy, now look for the other pair.

Ben's Garage

This is one of those MOCs that just keeps giving. The kind you have to view in high resolution to truly appreciate. The amount of detail and clever part use in this relatively small diorama by builder roΙΙi is pretty astounding, everywhere you look there's something unique or just fun happening. Do yourself a favor and click through to see the largest version of this, it's worth it.

Of Rust and Gasoline

Reverend Frantic

I'm not sure if I'm breaking policy here. In general BrickNerd doesn't feature politics or religion, yet according to the description by builder Pate-keetongu the good reverend here is "Man of faith, force and a circular saw hat." He's also positively dashing, and it's my blog, so I'll do what I want. And before you stare puzzled for too long, yes, those are big fig arms as his chest, some impressive NPU.

 

Reverend Frantic

Belly Up To The Bar

Builder simply bricking it posed a fun challenge when they posted this nifty pub interior. There's a lot of pretty cool techniques and part use here, and the builder has tasked us with finding...

1) Pirate's Rope Bridge.
2) Friend's Lipsticks
3) Minifigure Drills.
4) Scala Benches
5) Minifigure Sweeping Brushes

I wouldn't suggest trying it here with this low resolution picture, but click through for a fun challenge.

Intoxication

Little Buffalos In a Big World

Tiny, little buffalos roaming a prairie. Another wonderfully creative model from Grantmasters, with a rather unique parts usage that adds just the right amount of texturing and shaping to these animals. What's even more impressive is the fact that he was able to get the shaping and include the horns for these beasts, not an easy task for this miniature style. However, thanks to Chima, he was able to accomplish this task!

Buffalo
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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