The Little Mech That Could

Somedays I feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of military mechs that flood the LEGO community, therefore I am always surprised and intrigued by mechs that break this trend, such as this one created by legomelego. The background hangar and lighting is what really caught my eye at first, but the more I look at it, the more I can't help but feel that this little robot is trying to portray emotions and break free from his human overlords. Look at their diabolical smiles... how evil.

AU-R1C

The Running Flamingo

Bob DeQuatre has come up with a sexy new mech, The Running Flamingo, piloted by none other than Flora Saint-Clair.  Not sure who she is, actually, but thought that sounded good... Anyway, the pink fenders surrounding the canopy as well as the ones covering the legs are quite fetching, and make a nice contrast with all the greebly mechanical bits underneath.  And she's even got *ahem* high heels.  Nice one Bob!

The Running Flamingo

The Running Flamingo

Another Type of Raptor You Don't Want to Meet

Though dinosaurs may be extinct, their presence is still used to great advantage. Moko took it upon himself to strike fear into the enemies of these soldiers by building them a raptor mech, one that is clearly ready for action. It may be mechanical, but the essence of the powerful spirits of dinosaurs is represented well here. Two pilots, two legs, one larger turret, and no doubt plenty of other combat abilities.

Raptor
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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