Red Five Standing By

There have been no shortages of X-Wings built from LEGO, both official sets and fan made. It’s one of the most popular ships in the Star Wars universe so it’s no wonder. So you would think with so many built I would be totally over them, but I still get giddy when I see one. And when it’s as good as this awesome rendition of Luke’s starfighter by Swan Dutchman, I want to lock S-foils in attack position, if you know what I mean.

Stay On Target!

Builder Josh DaVid LEGO Creations is back with another brilliant kinetic sculpture, this time it’s Star Wars related. Let’s see, Star Wars related, mechanical and LEGO, sounds like my cup of tea (he said, drinking a cup of tea). Check out the video to see not only this thing in motion, but a reveal of the ingenious mechanism that makes it possible.

LEGO STAR WARS X-Wing Kinetic Sculpture (Mini-Model)

"Lock S-Foils In Attack Position"

Builder Jerac confirms something I've been saying for years, that the X-Wing is not a simple ship. Despite the twenty or so iteration from LEGO itself, they're still struggling to get this ship right. It has compound curves, gentle slopes, thin wings and other aspects that make it a challenge to build. Despite these hurdles, Jerac has succeeded to a level, especially at this scale, that I haven't seen before. Now cut the chatter Red 2, accelerate to attack speed...

T-65 X-Wing
T-65 X-Wing

"The Approach Will Not Be Easy..."

The battle of Yavin, the climactic ending of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. It made my heart race as a child, it makes my heart go pitter patter as an adult (well, man child). So this MOC by Grantmasters was automatically gonna catch my eye, but throw in some kinetic action inspired by JK Brickworks and it's the total package, and I'm totally smitten.

Rebel Assault
Rebel Assault

Handful Fighters

In time for the home release of Rogue One, Tim Goddard celebrates by creating an awesome small version of the now-famous U-Wing!  To make it even better, Tim added a small squadron of X-Wings to the mix for a wonderful display piece!  Tim was even able to get the folding wing feature to work on the U-Wing!  Pretty neat.  How are you celebrating the release of the film (besides watching it)?!  May the Force be with you.

UWing open

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

You'll Be Required To Maneuver Straight Down This Trench...

Just last night I was watching a viral video (well, more audio actually) of an original 70's audience reacting to the Death Star battle, I was transported back to childhood. I love Star Wars, I'm not afraid to say it or show it, and when I see something like this jaw dropping MOC by Martin Harris, I  see the passion I know so well. Just look at this epic creation, the sheer scale of it, it's awesome! The care and love that went into this practically leaps off the screen.