Jack's House

Tim Burton’s design for The Nightmare Before Christmas is as iconic as the film itself. Everywhere you look in the film there’s things so wonderfully off kilter they defy logic but draw you in. It’s so charming your brain just automatically forgives any gap in reality. Builder monstrophonic captures this aesthetic perfectly with this rendition of Jack Skellington’s house, and the same rules apply here.

We Wish You A Scary Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is now considered a classic, and a yearly tradition that lasts the entire last part of every year since it spans Halloween to Christmas. I remember seeing the film in the theater, back when Disney had no confidence in it, and we were absolutely blown away with every aspect of it. I am similarly blown away with this MOC by Cesbrick. I must admit when I first saw it, I didn't think it was LEGO, or at least Jack wasn't, but he is. Every aspect of this is spooky good!

Nightmare Before Christmas Sleigh
Nightmare Before Christmas Sleigh

This Build is Not a Nightmare!

Builder Cesbrick has created a very fun Halloween build this season - a scene from The Nightmare Before Christmas!  The builder has used many intriguing techniques to give this creation great texture and detailing.  Every aspect of this creation is executed so well, with the slight curvature in the road, to that outstanding cobblestone!  I recognized the piece he used to do that stonework right away - Thor's hammer!  How crazy cool is that?  I do believe this technique is worthy.  All together, the colors in this build fit perfectly with the atmosphere throughout the movie.  A happy Halloween to you, Cesbrick!

Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas

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

All Hail The Pumpkin King

I'm proud to say I saw The Nightmare Before Christmas in the theater. We had little idea what we were in for, Disney didn't have much confidence in the project (so much so they released it under the Touchstone banner) and wasn't throwing it's usual advertising blitz at the world. We were blown away to say the least. It was some time before Disney really picked up on what a truly unique and absolute classic it was, and it's popularity has only grown since, as evidenced by this inspired build by builder HCK_1974. Not bad for a little movie that was "too scary for kids, too silly for adults".

Jack Skellington

The Pumpkin King

Here at BrickNerd we like to look back from time to time, and to holiday worlds of old. This is some fantastic work by builder RedRoofArt. I am perhaps a bit biased, since I'm a huge Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton, Disney and LEGO fan, so there was pretty much no way I was gonna not like this. It's technically MOCstalgia, since it was built in 2013/14, but these are new pictures of this phenomenal MOC. Click through for more views, it's worth it.

Lego Jack The Pumpkin King

Nightmare Before Christmas

It's hard to believe this movie is already twenty years old. I still have vivid memories of seeing it for the first time. I was absolutely blown away. The animation, the characters, the imagination, the music. It was a perfect storm that the world wasn't quite ready for. But it's now seen for the masterpiece that it is. This MOC by Gabe Umland is a charming little tribute.

Simply meant to be...
Jack and Sally (full)