The Other Black Tower

Make no mistake. This is not Isengard ("They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!"), home of the White Wizard himself. This is Barad-dûr, the "Dark Tower," the Capital of the Black Realm of Mordor, Home of the Firey Eye, the Place of Doom, and the Tower of Orc Filth ("Lovely titles..."). Koen has dared to enter Mordor and present this dark and gothic creation to all of us, which is a magnificent model of the iconic tower for sure. All of the black tower is incorporated well into the rocks (a detail many leave out), and rises above the ground with its terrifying presence. 


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