Even aliens need better ways of getting around than with their own feet.  You all know about UFO's, but what about UWM's (Unidentified Walking Machine)?  Building mechs is a popular subject for many skilled LEGO builders.  Chris Maddison has put his own unique twist on a mechanized suit.  If you were an astronaut exploring a new world, how would you like to run into this thing, let alone an alien?  I imagine not too happy.  The popular depiction of aliens known as the Greys describes skinny humanoid figures with large heads and even bigger eyes.  Chris has definitely captured the skinny aspect, and even included some long fingers!  A very creative build.

Because aliens and mechs are cool, that's why.

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