Here it is again — LEGO Slimer! I made this for Epic Win Burlesque’s Ghostbusters burlesque show just recently, and naturally I donated Slimer to the raffle pool — thus, a lucky fanboy named David Sakowitz won him! The whole creation took only a few mere hours to build. The bulk of his green structure is made from components of my on-hiatus LEGO Great Deku Tree model, and the tongue contains a minifigure’s legs to allow curved movement. Flaws: the thin arms have a tendency to snap off — in fact, according to David’s Facebook pictures, the arms came off as he transported it home.
Above: the sexy, bespectacled redhead burlesque girl Charles Stunning shows off the little green spud to the awe-inspired audience! (photo by David Sakowitz)
Who ya’ gonna call? Baron von Brunk! Just in time for EPIC WIN Burlesque’s forthcoming Ghostbusters burlesque show, I present to you my little green LEGO statue of the quirky and obnoxious Slimer! To answer your questions, yes: I shall be bringing this with me to the show on Saturday! Will it be a potential raffle/trivia prize? You’ll just have to find out!
Also pictured: Mary Cyn (model) as the sexy Gozer in the Facebook event picture I designed. Who ya’ gonna cat call!?
I just got an e-mail from Nintendo: due to the overwhelming popularity of my LEGO creations at Nintendo World Store, they’ll be keeping them in the glass case in the museum for a few extra weeks until mid May — rather than the end of April! This gives you extra time to mosey on down to Rockefeller Center to see my best work on display!
LEGO City: Undercover Release Party at Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center!
In early 2013, after the publicity of my giant LEGO NES controller, Nintendo of America commissioned me to create a custom display to promote their spring 2013 release of “LEGO City: Undercover”. I gradually worked on most of these creations throughout January-March 2013, and unveiled them at the flagship store on Saturday April 6th. I was also invited to stay the whole day and greet customers, as I proudly displayed several of my other popular Nintendo-themed LEGO models! What you see here are the various LEGO creations all made by me, which are currently on display at the Rockefeller Center — and shall remain in the glass case until the end of the month — whereupon some will get permanently displayed! (taken on April 6th, 2013)
I felt rather honored to keep my famous Game Boy Transformer in a glass case alongside the Operation Desert Storm battle damaged Game Boy — made me feel like a real American! Unfortunately, I could only fit a few of the Fireflower Airship’s mini ships, and not the bow and stern. The Lake Hylia scientist was omitted due to his size (and lack of space), and the Super Mario coin block lamp wasn’t plugged in. Regardless, I hung out by my display all afternoon and met a ton of new fans — many of which were young LEGO builders to whom I gave encouragement! Don’t waste your time following instructions… Instead, create your own original stuff that rocks — such as transforming Nintendo accessories!
Baron von Brunk’s LEGO-Nintendo Exhibit at Rockefeller Center — LEGO City Undercover Release Party!
Nintendo of America has commissioned me to create a large Wii U diorama to kick off LEGO City Undercover. On Saturday April 6th at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza (NYC), I’ll be at the store from 12-4 PM to show off several of my best Nintendo-themed LEGO creations! I apologize for the muffled sound quality with this video, as there were technical issues.
Stop on by and bring me some cans of Monster, and maybe later I’ll buy you a pizza!
The next component in my LEGO of Zelda series, here we have our hero Link clad in his majestic Deku scrub mask and thus transformed into an anthropomorphic plant stage! Fun fact: the original concept behind this statue was to have a hollow head with a spring mechanism in the mouth — which would launch LEGO pieces similar to Deku nuts! Unfortunately, due to time and engineering issues, I scrapped the idea and simply made him a stationary statue with a solid head.
I completed this whole project in about 14 hours, give or take. There were no parts shortages this time — rather, the hindrances were some obstacles such as the feet (which use a mix of traditional and SNOT “studs not on top” methods), as well as getting a sturdy way to keep the arms attached. Also, the basic statue was built in its entirety the night before the completed project was photographed — but alas, I felt as if the original head was too small and narrow, which made Deku Link look wonky and squished. Thus, I kept the body intact and spent the previous few hours completely rebuilding the head to be fatter and overall larger — to be more game accurate — as Deku Link’s head was like a round ball in the game.
This creation, as well as most of my previous Nintendo-related creations will be put in Nintendo World Store’s museum on Saturday April 6th for the release party of LEGO City Undercover! Come by to the Rockefeller Center if you’re in the New York area, and from 12-4 PM I’ll be at the store to show off my creations!
First teaser photo of my forthcoming custom commission for Nintendo World Store — “Wii The People!”
I haven’t been very open about this on Tumblr, as I wanted to make it a surprise — but nonetheless, here’s the initial teaser of a grand project I’ve dubbed “Wii The People”. Background: upon the success of my giant LEGO NES controller, Nintendo of America contacted me and offered to pay me to build for them a promotional display to kick off the release event of LEGO City Undercover at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Plaza. For the past few months, I’ve been gradually working on this massive creation which uses several mosaic platforms and walls containing elements of Nintendo games throughout the years — from NES to Wii U. On top of the middle platform rests a 1:1 replica of a Nintendo Wii U system with controller, accompanied by several minifigures (not shown in this picture)!
Now that the final project is completed, in a few days I’ll be dropping this large display off at Nintendo World Store in Manhattan — and for anyone who wants to check it out, stop by on Saturday April 6th to see this display unveiled! I’ll be at the store signing autographs and handing out sharp objects for all of the little Brunkamaniacs.
To pass the time I can read Batman… or I can build a Batman!! #batman thanks to the baron for this one.
Earlier today I moseyed on down to Astoria to visit my good kemosabe Nelson Lugo in the hospital — and since he’s a Batman aficionado, I brought to him a LEGO Batman action figure that I purchased last summer (but never took out of the package)!
Do you still have the DoomShip you built and if you do, would you ever be willing to sell it? My son wants one for his birthday and I'm at a loss!
Unfortunately, the Fireflower Airship has been mainly dismantled as of last summer when I needed the table space to break ground for the giant LEGO NES controller. Since the ship was rather rickety and unstable, most of it broke apart as I tried to carefully place each module in a large storage tub. For example, the bow and stern are essentially mainly intact, but with major damage - and some sections are completely destroyed:
Furthermore, since the ship was built in several modules with weak attachment, it wouldn’t be practical to send it through the mail without completely dismantling and rebuilding it. Also, I’ve extracted a portion of the ship to use as part of my public LEGO gallery next month: you see, Nintendo of America recently contacted me in regards to my Nintendo themed creations, and thus commissioned me to create a large Wii U diorama at the Rockefeller Center’s Nintendo World Store in mid-March! Aside from the Wii display, I’ll be putting in the gallery a piece of the airship, in addition to Domaster & Tetrawing, and possibly some of my recent Zelda projects.
That being said, the Fireflower isn’t for sale (or, what’s left of it, anyway) - but thanks for your interest!
It features a mini interview, and towards the end they shed some light on the origins of the name Baron von Brunk…
For those wondering about the Baron von Brunk name, it’s an internet moniker with an element of truth to it. The pre-anglicized form of the Brunk name was von Brunk, and the “Baron” was added thanks to Prussian noblemen in his family tree.
Custom LEGO® art, vignettes, dioramas, and minifigs made by "Baron" Julius von Brunk: a tattooed and quirky, yet professional graphic multimedia artist in New York City! Look up his Facebook fan page and like all of his stuff, and be sure to check out his website -- Baronvonbrunk.com -- for other assorted oddities (especially if you dig sideburns)!
The Baron builds everything from massive robots, to historical scenes -- even burlesque dancers! These particular projects date back as far as 2008 and continue through the present. You'll also see some LEGO-related work, such as his paintings, tattoo designs and vector illustrations!
Everything you see here was made by him, unless specified. No rip-offs or re-blogged posts from other users, folks -- this is all 100% pure Brunk! Take a gander at the links below for his featured and popular works on Tumblr, including Super Mario Bros. themed projects, Legend of Zelda dioramas, transforming video game accessories and many others.
Baron von Brunk has had his work published in Nintendo Power (May 2012), Nintendo Gamer U.K. magazine, CNN Geekout and MTV Geek!
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