Luke, This Weapon Is Your Life

You can never have too many LEGO lightsaber models, and Takamichi Irie is adding another to the growing collection that we've featured here on BrickNerd. As Obi-Wan himself has said, it's an "elegant weapon, for a more civilized age." No Jedi is complete without his iconic weapon, and I'm sure Luke Skywalker himself would be proud of this model. 

Luke's Lightsaber
Luke's Lightsaber
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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

Gungan Plasma Farm

Although it's widely reviled (and understandably so), I don't outright hate The Phantom Menace. I saw it in theaters when I was 10, so I was just excited to see a new Star Wars movie. Love, hate, or just barely tolerate it, you can't deny it had really nice art direction. This awesome Otoh Gunga Plasma Farm by Inthert, although not seen in the movie, looks like it could be just off screen. There's always a bigger fish...

Star Wars Ring-worlds: Otoh Gunga Plasma Farm

Master, Destroyers!

Well, one destroyer anyway. But it sure is a pretty one: ToaLeewan has done a great job capturing their shape at the scale of the Star Wars Ultrabuild sets. Say what you will about the prequels but I have loads of nostalgia for Droidekas; mainly from playing as them in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga as a kid.

Droideka

Crime Lord Jabba the Hutt

Robert Lundmark has been producing many fantastic Star Wars replicas in LEGO form.  Something worthy of noting is that many of these creations are not built in minifigure scale, but are rather quite larger.  Robert's latest work of art is a recreation of Jabba on his...throne inside of his feared palace on Tatooine.  This Jabba figure is really my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.  I mean that as a complement to the build, but also as a direct quote from Episode VI.  No old Jedi mind trick is needed to see that this is a very cool MOC! 

Jabba the Hutt
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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

Teensy Tiny Space Battle

There have been lots and lots and lots of interpretations of the iconic X-wing and TIE fighter over the years, but I don't think any quite as tiny-yet detailed as Grantmasters'. Even if there's one I'm forgetting, six and three pieces to a ship, respectively, is pretty darned impressive, and the greeble background works quite well given the small size.

Damn Rebels!