It’s okay, I’ve got an extra guy! #1up #SuperMario #LEGO #Nintendo  (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

It’s okay, I’ve got an extra guy! #1up #SuperMario #LEGO #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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A sneak peek at the work in progress of my new mosaic #LEGO #SuperMario lamp. Unlike previous illuminated LEGO models of mine which used a stained glass effect, this one shall resemble a Lite Brite set when lit up! #Nintendo

A sneak peek at the work in progress of my new mosaic #LEGO #SuperMario lamp. Unlike previous illuminated LEGO models of mine which used a stained glass effect, this one shall resemble a Lite Brite set when lit up! #Nintendo

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Damn, I’m good. Hail to the Baron, baby. #LEGO #TrafficLights #MOC  (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

Damn, I’m good. Hail to the Baron, baby. #LEGO #TrafficLights #MOC (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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What what!? Baron von Brunk succeeded in securely installing a pushbutton into the infrastructure of his electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp!? (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

What what!? Baron von Brunk succeeded in securely installing a pushbutton into the infrastructure of his electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp!? (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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Damn, I’m good. Electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp work-in-progress. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

Damn, I’m good. Electronic #LEGO traffic signal lamp work-in-progress. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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I made a few changes on the Tiggs LEGO portrait/lamp. Replaced the incandescent bulbs with bright LEDs, and replaced the parallel wires with a series circuit in order to have the bulb sockets stay in place better due to one less wire. In a series circuit, adding more bulbs draws power away and makes both bulbs dim, whilst in a parallel circuit, both lights illuminate equally. With these particular LED bulbs, I noticed no difference between in brightness with the parallel and series circuits, thus I went with the latter of the two. Both bulb sockets are rigged up to a 120VAC power cord with a switch, similar to that of a Christmas light string.

Photo lights: 5,000k CFL bulbs (x2)
Eye lights: 5 lumen candelabra LED nightlight bulbs (x2)

-Baron von Brunk

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Sometimes I even amaze myself. Work in progress of the light bulb rigging of my #LEGO traffic signal lamp.

Sometimes I even amaze myself. Work in progress of the light bulb rigging of my #LEGO traffic signal lamp.

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Making a 3D CAD mockup if my next big #LEGO model for another #Instructables contest - for illuminated arts/crafts. I’ve given myself the green light to move forward with this expensive project: I’ve spent over $60 in specialty electrical parts thus far! #TrafficLights

Making a 3D CAD mockup if my next big #LEGO model for another #Instructables contest - for illuminated arts/crafts. I’ve given myself the green light to move forward with this expensive project: I’ve spent over $60 in specialty electrical parts thus far! #TrafficLights

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Electronic mosaic LEGO portrait of my deceased Main Coon named Tiggs!

I built this entire project over the course of a weekend, and then rigged up a simple parallel circuit behind the eyes to make them light up, in the same style as the stained glass window of my Super Mario Brothers 3 airship.

This is the Mk.1 edition of the portrait; soon I’m going to remake the eyes to be more green, as the orange and yellow kind of makes them look demonic! The lights in the picture are small 5 Watt bulbs, and soon I’m also going to switch them with bright LED bulbs to reduce heat. I’ve certainly got a knack for making portraits of cats — I should probably build others!

-Baron von Brunk

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The last sneak peek you’ll be seeing until tomorrow’s photo shoot! #LEGO #catstagram  (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

The last sneak peek you’ll be seeing until tomorrow’s photo shoot! #LEGO #catstagram (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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My famous #Nintendo64 #Transformer made from #LEGO bricks has been published in the #Portuguese art/design magazine #Companhia in #Lisbon! I’m world famous!! #Nintendo #N64 #Transformers

My famous #Nintendo64 #Transformer made from #LEGO bricks has been published in the #Portuguese art/design magazine #Companhia in #Lisbon! I’m world famous!! #Nintendo #N64 #Transformers

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Throwback Thursday: two years ago on this date, I began production for one of my first ambitious #LEGO projects to use several thousand pieces - a 6-foot replica of a #SuperMario airship model! This project was then featured in several news/gaming sites, and eventually published in #Nintendo Power in May 2012! Fun fact: my ingenious engineering method of construction was conceptualized whilst I was drunk! #Mario #SuperMario3 #tbt

Throwback Thursday: two years ago on this date, I began production for one of my first ambitious #LEGO projects to use several thousand pieces - a 6-foot replica of a #SuperMario airship model! This project was then featured in several news/gaming sites, and eventually published in #Nintendo Power in May 2012! Fun fact: my ingenious engineering method of construction was conceptualized whilst I was drunk! #Mario #SuperMario3 #tbt

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Work on progress of my next #LEGO mosaic portrait: a tribute to my deceased Maine Coon Tiggs (1995? - 2010). I’ve just reached the halfway point: the eyes shall contain a special feature involving the sort of unorthodox techniques you’d expect to see from me! #cats #catstagram  (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

Work on progress of my next #LEGO mosaic portrait: a tribute to my deceased Maine Coon Tiggs (1995? - 2010). I’ve just reached the halfway point: the eyes shall contain a special feature involving the sort of unorthodox techniques you’d expect to see from me! #cats #catstagram (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)

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"Dark Link Battle" - original LEGO creation by Baron von Brunk

This is another large creation photographed in my new makeshift light tent, using PVC pipes, white linen, and powerful 5,000K daylight CFL bulbs. In this particular diorama, I depict a famous mini boss battle from everyone’s favorite temple of all time — the Water Temple!

These two figurines are of course clones of my Mecha Link 1.0 model. Click here for a tutorial on how to build your own!

-Baron von Brunk

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Wolfenstein 3D Gatling Gun - original LEGO creation by Baron von Brunk.

This bad boy shall soon be used as a prop in a forthcoming photo session I’m getting done! By the way, this was the first LEGO creation to be photographed in my new makeshift light tent for taking pictures of large items. That being said, you’ll expect to see a lot of bigger LEGO models made from me in the future!

-Baron von Brunk

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