Happy birthday, America! Never forget.

Happy birthday, America! Never forget.

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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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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

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

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Why it’s the lovely pixie-haired burlesque gal Tawdry Owl as a LEGO minifigure — with one of her hooters! Could that be a Coney Island mermaid shell bra? Perhaps…

Why it’s the lovely pixie-haired burlesque gal Tawdry Owl as a LEGO minifigure — with one of her hooters! Could that be a Coney Island mermaid shell bra? Perhaps…

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Here comes the Hot Rod!!
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper LEGO minifigure made by me. Check out his totally bitchin’ kilt and bagpipes!
-Baron von Brunk

Here comes the Hot Rod!!

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper LEGO minifigure made by me. Check out his totally bitchin’ kilt and bagpipes!

-Baron von Brunk

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"You have the right to remain… Fabulous!"
-Baron von Brunk

"You have the right to remain… Fabulous!"

-Baron von Brunk

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Custom vector art shirt/sticker design of my LEGO minifigures inspired by the Epic Rap Battles of History series, starring Nice Peter & Epic Lloyd! Drawn in Flash 8 and finished in Photoshop, this bad boy contains Lincoln vs. Norris as seen in episode 3! Fun fact: I saw a live version of this battle at the New York City stop for the DigiTour a few months back; it made me feel like a big man. I cried manly tears. And spoke in sentence fragments.
EDIT - Derp, I meant episode 3.

Custom vector art shirt/sticker design of my LEGO minifigures inspired by the Epic Rap Battles of History series, starring Nice Peter & Epic Lloyd! Drawn in Flash 8 and finished in Photoshop, this bad boy contains Lincoln vs. Norris as seen in episode 3! Fun fact: I saw a live version of this battle at the New York City stop for the DigiTour a few months back; it made me feel like a big man. I cried manly tears. And spoke in sentence fragments.

EDIT - Derp, I meant episode 3.

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EpicLLOYD, the impish star of the ever popular Epic Rap Battles of History series — along with some of his incarnations, such as Gandalf the Grey, Napoleon Bonaparte, Elvis Presley, Things 1 & 2, Senator John McCain, and Chuck Fuckin’ Norris! The epic videos that inspired these are all over YouTube, so they’re hard to miss!
All minifigure photos taken by me, and used with my own personal collection. The final photo collage was retouched by me in Photoshop CS3.
Coming soon: a similar picture of Lloyd’s hairy-armed sunglasses-wearing partner in crime… Nice Peter! Stay tuned!
Who will survive!?
-Baron von Brunk

EpicLLOYD, the impish star of the ever popular Epic Rap Battles of History series — along with some of his incarnations, such as Gandalf the Grey, Napoleon Bonaparte, Elvis Presley, Things 1 & 2, Senator John McCain, and Chuck Fuckin’ Norris! The epic videos that inspired these are all over YouTube, so they’re hard to miss!

All minifigure photos taken by me, and used with my own personal collection. The final photo collage was retouched by me in Photoshop CS3.

Coming soon: a similar picture of Lloyd’s hairy-armed sunglasses-wearing partner in crime… Nice Peter! Stay tuned!

Who will survive!?

-Baron von Brunk

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A Typical Day in the Mushroom Kingdom.
Get a load of that Bullet Bill in mid-cannon blast!

A Typical Day in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Get a load of that Bullet Bill in mid-cannon blast!

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The two Italian-American plumbers run amok on a small section of my ship! They’re even in fireflower mode!
This portion of the ship is intended to be in the middle, and shall serve as the cargo area. I’ve built several yellow crates to stack up in the middle of the hull, and on the top I plan on adding a canopy with cannon armaments!

The two Italian-American plumbers run amok on a small section of my ship! They’re even in fireflower mode!

This portion of the ship is intended to be in the middle, and shall serve as the cargo area. I’ve built several yellow crates to stack up in the middle of the hull, and on the top I plan on adding a canopy with cannon armaments!

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Little Brooklyn Monkeying Around Manhattan!

You’re going to go ape for my new little LEGO vignette inspired by Little Brooklyn’s burlesque show at Coney Island Film Festival 2011!

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Nelson Lugo (Lego!?), the Vaud-villain and co-producer of Epic Win Burlesque in New York City. Watch as no plastic cups can withstand the wrath of his mighty hammer!
Soon to come: Schaffer the Darklord… Can you survive it!?

Nelson Lugo (Lego!?), the Vaud-villain and co-producer of Epic Win Burlesque in New York City. Watch as no plastic cups can withstand the wrath of his mighty hammer!

Soon to come: Schaffer the Darklord… Can you survive it!?

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"Thick as a LEGO Brick" - Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

"Thick as a LEGO Brick" - Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

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D20 Burlesque, with its large fan base of assorted freaks & geeks! Anja Keister flaunts her stuff as being the greatest fantasy for nerds since Slave Leia! For those of you in the New York area, check out D20’s extensive lineup of creative and geeky burlesque shows!

This is one of my few custom projects that actually uses techniques outside the traditional realm of LEGO — the Aperture logo on the back of Anja’s orange jumpsuit has been superimposed with Photoshop. I rarely ever use computer effects (aside from hue/lighting) to modify my projects. Otherwise, everything is what you see. The lighting was done in a makeshift lightbox in my closet with a single white daytime CFL bulb as a brightness source, with white balance settings rigged up on my camera.

The Portal cube stage and Robo-Cthulu were made first, then each minifig was specially selected from my collection. The audience members are shown as:

Star Wars:

  • Clone troopers
  • Darth Maul
  • Boba Fett
  • Hoth Rebel soldier
  • CIS Battle droids
  • AT-ST pilot
  • AT-AT pilot
  • AT-AT Hoth trooper
  • X-Wing fighter pilot
  • Two Snowtroopers
  • Stormtrooper
  • Scout Trooper
  • Master Yoda
  • Gamorrean guard

Various:

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Toy Story alien
  • Batman
  • Harry Potter
  • Zombie in hazmat suit
  • Generic kid in a hoodie with anime hair
  • Norse dwarf warrior

Some of these minifigs are in fact rare discontinued figures that I’m deliberately showing off — the Batman, Darth Maul, Boba Fett and yellow-skinned Harry Potter to name a few!

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Happy Veteran’s Day!
(albeit, I made this originally for Memorial Day previously, hence the World War 2 theme)
Please note: The British soldier also includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India. The Soviet soldier also includes Romania, Finland, and the Baltic States.
Also please note: These photos were taken with my old crappy camera and with bad light settings, which is why the colors look bleached and muddy. This was long, long before my new Sony 16 megapixel was bought!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

(albeit, I made this originally for Memorial Day previously, hence the World War 2 theme)

Please note: The British soldier also includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India. The Soviet soldier also includes Romania, Finland, and the Baltic States.

Also please note: These photos were taken with my old crappy camera and with bad light settings, which is why the colors look bleached and muddy. This was long, long before my new Sony 16 megapixel was bought!

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