Electronic connectivity test is a success! The first LED strip is installed, the DC input jack & switch are functional, and the output is quite bright! Several dozen more of these strips to attach and solder, and this illuminated mosaic #LEGO portrait shall rocketh thy world. #Zelda #Link #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
"The Incursion" - a new LEGO diorama featuring some of the mini ships from my popular Super Mario Bros. 3 airship “Fireflower” - along with some new mosaic sprite background items, and photographed with my new Nikon D5200 with its f/1.8 macro lens! I’m thinking of making one of the World 8 battleships next.
-Baron von Brunk
Baron von Brunk can TriForce! The overall structure of my illuminated mosaic #LEGO Legend of #Zelda portrait/lamp is complete! Next comes the internal rigging of the LED strips, soldering, and wiring. #Nintendo #NES #TriForce #Link (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Aww mam, once this bad boy is complete and gets the LEDs installed, it’ll be bigger than the biggest thing you can think of! I’ve already got the 12VDC adapter input rigged up towards the bottom, as well as the on/off switch. This is built like my LEGO traffic light in the sense that it’s hollow and has a door in the back to open/close for making internal repairs. #LEGO #Zelda #TriForce #Nintendo #NES #Link #MOC
Hangin’ With Mr. Koopa by Baron von Brunk
Way back in late 2011, I built several minifigure-scale Koopa Troopas to use amongst the scenery of my then work-in-progress Super Mario 3 Fireflower Airship. I decided against using them, and instead opted to have the airship display streamlined and less cluttered. These are a few of the winged minions; I think I built about 20 originally, half with wings half without. Underneath these Koopas is the tiled mosaic Nintendo World Store Platform from spring 2013.
First colored light test with my new #Nikon #D5200 - I’m trying out some Dario Argento-esque lighting techniques with my #LEGO traffic light!
Throwback Thursday: my second tattoo, done in fall 2010 on my right forearm: the assembly guide for a 1980s #LEGO Space #Futuron astronaut #minifigure! This was done as a monument to the specific rare red astronaut minifig I always wanted as a lad, but could never find. #tattoos #minifigs #minifigures
"Fully-Functional LEGO Traffic Signal Lamp" by Baron von Brunk
With a frame consisting of over 1,700 LEGO pieces and with the magic of a color-sequencing microchip wired to powerful LED spotlights, I’ve built a traffic light that actually cycles through three colors! The LEGO structure serves as a frame to house the spotlights and internal wires, whilst the outside lights are made with transparent dots and Technic bricks, in the same fashion as my mosaic Super Mario Bros. lamps.
To build your own, check out my tutorial on Instructables — and be sure to vote on it for the Make it Glow contest!
-Baron von Brunk
On this day in history exactly one year ago, I completed the photo shoot with Gene Kennish for my giant 5-foot #LEGO #NES controller. The positive feedback soon made its way to #Nintendo of America, to whom subsequently contacted me and commissioned me to build a display at their Rockefeller flagship store in spring 2013. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Damn, I’m good. Reconfiguration of my #LEGO traffic signal lamp’s resistor circuits is a success: the internal spotlights shine at the proper 300 lumen output. Photo shoot and tutorial coming soon! (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Doing some more electrical experimenting with my #LEGO traffic light signal. The entire project has been built and tested since November, but my lights were too dim - thus I assumed the bulbs were too weak - but upon later examination and testing, I realized the bulbs are rather powerful, and that the resistors in my microchip circuit are dimming my output power. (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Grabbing a pint of #Rumspringa Amish pale ale in Lancaster with my good pals the #Mario Brothers! #LEGO (at Rumspringa Brewing Company)
Mosaic LEGO Super Mario Bros. Lamp by Julius von Brunk
Technical details: E12 Candelabra CFL bulb, 580 lumen, 9 Watts, 5,000K CRI.
Based on my previous mosaic Super Mario Bros. LEGO lamp from 2012, which used a stained glass effect, this new model uses a clever rigging of Technic bricks and transparent dots to mimic a Lite Brite set!
To build your own, check out my tutorial on Instructables to build your own — and make sure to vote for this in the Make it Glow contest!
-Baron von Brunk
Damn, I’m good. (new 5,000K 9W CFL bulb has arrived) #SuperMario #Mario #Nintendo #NES #LEGO #FireFlower (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)