Sharp and Sharp!

This build can be described as sharp!  (See what I did there?  'Cause it's an armory. . .) 

Besides the deadly weapons being created here, this build is very pleasing to my eyes.  The dark gray structure accented by the lighter stone truly stands out, hence why I refer to this creation as sharp.  Another interesting color choice that I notice is the dark orange bricks mixed in with the wooden structure at the top.  I've seen a lot of debate in the comments about this choice.  In my honest opinion, I really like the color choice because it's unique.  Perhaps if there was a little bit more showing, it would appear that it belongs in the structure a little bit more.  All in all, jsnyder002 has designed another great medieval building!  You can see this creation for yourself at BrickFair Virginia coming up in August!

Nordheim Armory

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

The Elder Scrolls-Orsinium

My friend and fellow VLUGer Thorsten Bonsch has created another marvel of LEGO design.  There are so many aspects of this build to enjoy, but in particular, the seamless path really jumps off the screen, looking like it was printed.  I also appreciate the building-in-progress scaffolding mixed with the textured stone work.  Very convincing. 

The Elder Scrolls Online – Orsinium

The Elder Scrolls Online – Orsinium (Details)

Castle Black

Kris Kelvin, aka Mongomery Burns has created this stunning Medieval mountaintop fortress.  One can only imagine the nefarious creatures dwelling within.  The detailing and textural work are quite convincing, in addition to the overall architectural design. According to one Jon Snow, this castle is not as cool as the one near some big wall somewhere, but he knows nothing.