Just confirmed from Chicago Comic Con 2014: in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII film, the new Sith Lord shall be revealed to be secretly Han Solo’s father - and as a nod to the Indiana Jones franchise, Darth Haggis is going to be played by none other than Sean Connery himself! Probably. Maybe. Who knows.
-Baron von Brunk

Just confirmed from Chicago Comic Con 2014: in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII film, the new Sith Lord shall be revealed to be secretly Han Solo’s father - and as a nod to the Indiana Jones franchise, Darth Haggis is going to be played by none other than Sean Connery himself! Probably. Maybe. Who knows.

-Baron von Brunk

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"I’m looking for a one-knight stand — but don’t worry, I’ll wear protection!"

"I’m looking for a one-knight stand — but don’t worry, I’ll wear protection!"

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"Electronic LEGO DL-44 Blaster" by Baron von Brunk - Tutorial on Instructables

Support this project on LEGO Ideas if you’d like to see it potentially sold in stores someday!

This is a project I’ve been gradually modifying since spring 2014: a full-size replica of Han Solo’s iconic weapon, rigged up with a small microcontroller programmed by Arduino to play sound effects and to make the muzzle flash blink! Making this project was rather difficult to the say the least, and I frequently ran into errors with the LEGO mechanics, the Arduino programming, the sound box, and the battery power — but nonetheless, I’ve succeeded in making custom toy function. Pulling the trigger makes the gun’s hammer and firing pin (with rubber bands) strike a momentary pushbutton, which is wired to the circuit board to pulse the microcontroller’s sequence of blinking an LED and playing a PCM sound clip of Han Solo’s gun firing. The individual sound effect was extracted by me directly from the scene in Episode IV when Han correctly shoots Greedo first!

Microcontroller: ATmega328P-PU, coded with an Arduino Uno
Power: 2 AAA batteries (3 volts DC)

-Baron von Brunk

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Here’s the almost final breadboard circuit for my Mk. II LEGO DL-44 Blaster pistol. The previous challenges have consisted of programming the chip, syncing the sound with LED flashes, powering down in idle mode, amplifying the audio, and now ensuring the transistor doesn’t overheat. A few minor tweaks and I’m ready to solder the final PCB and rebuild the physical LEGO portion. I also extracted the exact audio clip of Han’s blaster in Episode IV when he shoots Greedo (first) - for movie accuracy!

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For those of you in Deutschland, be on the lookout for my interview in the German video game magazine Games Aktuell — in a feature for gaming fan art and LEGO creations! With all of my press in Europe as of this year, I’m optimistic that eventually soon LEGO Group in Denmark will take notice too…-Baron von Brunk

For those of you in Deutschland, be on the lookout for my interview in the German video game magazine Games Aktuell — in a feature for gaming fan art and LEGO creations! With all of my press in Europe as of this year, I’m optimistic that eventually soon LEGO Group in Denmark will take notice too…
-Baron von Brunk

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Fun fact: there are only two kinds of countries in the world — ones that use the metric system, and ones that put men on the moon. "10, 9, 8, and counting down, our boys are on their way. Tell the world the universe belongs to us today!"
July, 20th 1969
-Baron von Brunk

Fun fact: there are only two kinds of countries in the world — ones that use the metric system, and ones that put men on the moon. "10, 9, 8, and counting down, our boys are on their way. Tell the world the universe belongs to us today!"

July, 20th 1969

-Baron von Brunk

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Happy birthday, America! Never forget.

Happy birthday, America! Never forget.

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Mr. Burns would agree: the craft beer selection here at #Rumspringa is excellent! (at Rumspringa Brewing Company)

Mr. Burns would agree: the craft beer selection here at #Rumspringa is excellent! (at Rumspringa Brewing Company)

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"Illuminated Mosaic LEGO Spiritual Stone Lamp" - original LEGO creation and photos by Baron von Brunk.

Based on my popular mosaic Super Mario Bros. lamp from winter 2013, I made a slightly modified version of my own design — using an intricate new triangular fashion that employs LEGO hinge bricks, as well as a SNOT (studs not on top) pattern for the roof. The sprite patterns were designed by me, using images of the 3D game items as references.

Output power: 13 Watt, 880 Lumen 5,500K CFL bulb, candelabra base.

-Baron von Brunk

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Sometimes I amaze even myself. Full photo shoot coming tomorrow.  #LEGO #Zelda #Triforce #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

Sometimes I amaze even myself. Full photo shoot coming tomorrow. #LEGO #Zelda #Triforce #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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I opted for the 13 Watt 880 lumen candelabra CFL bulb instead for that bright stark white output. The lamp is near complete: currently I’m trying to figure out a way to make a good #Triforce roof/lid — which shall rocketh thy world. #LEGO #Zelda #OcarinaOfTime #LegendOfZelda #Nintendo64  (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

I opted for the 13 Watt 880 lumen candelabra CFL bulb instead for that bright stark white output. The lamp is near complete: currently I’m trying to figure out a way to make a good #Triforce roof/lid — which shall rocketh thy world. #LEGO #Zelda #OcarinaOfTime #LegendOfZelda #Nintendo64 (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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The Kokiri Emerald side of my forthcoming #LEGO Legend of #Zelda mood lamp is complete! I’m probably going to slightly revise the background pixel art to blend the green and brown a little more differently. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

The Kokiri Emerald side of my forthcoming #LEGO Legend of #Zelda mood lamp is complete! I’m probably going to slightly revise the background pixel art to blend the green and brown a little more differently. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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I just ran out of the remaining green pieces to almost complete the final wall of my mosaic #LEGO Legend of #Zelda lamp. This is the part I hate: parts shortages — and waiting for new pieces to arrive in the mail. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

I just ran out of the remaining green pieces to almost complete the final wall of my mosaic #LEGO Legend of #Zelda lamp. This is the part I hate: parts shortages — and waiting for new pieces to arrive in the mail. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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First wall of my next mosaic LEGO Legend of Zelda lamp is up! Two more mosaic walls and a lid to go. This bad boy shall use a 9 Watt candelabra bulb for super illumination! (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

First wall of my next mosaic LEGO Legend of Zelda lamp is up! Two more mosaic walls and a lid to go. This bad boy shall use a 9 Watt candelabra bulb for super illumination! (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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"I’ve been waiting for you, Itchy-Wan."
Diorama and photography by Baron von Brunk. Camera: Nikon D5200 DSLR.

"I’ve been waiting for you, Itchy-Wan."

Diorama and photography by Baron von Brunk. Camera: Nikon D5200 DSLR.

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