Troll In the Dungeon!

Vitreolum just thought you should know about that troll in your basement. . .  Okay, let's start with the most obvious example of NPU (Nice Parts Usage): the Plant Monster headpiece.  Vitreolum is truly a master at NPU, and this build is no exception from that point.  The use of the strange new element LEGO has produced is truly magnificent!  It gives little bits of texture to the forehead of this unique creature, almost as if it has some wrinkles from old age.  Other examples of NPU are the minifigure hair piece used as some shaggy chin hair, and the LEGO Chima metallic paw piece as a shoulder guard (I personally have some of those pieces and can never figure out what to do with them).  All in all, the armor this creature wears is entirely made up of NPU!  I could definitely see this guy in a fairy tale. . .


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