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…
Here comes the Hot Rod!!
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper LEGO minifigure made by me. Check out his totally bitchin’ kilt and bagpipes!
-Baron von Brunk
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.
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
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!
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!
Soon to come: Schaffer the Darklord… Can you survive it!?
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:
- 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
- Scout Trooper
- Master Yoda
- Gamorrean guard
- Sherlock Holmes
- Hulk Hogan
- Toy Story alien
- 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!
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!
All I have to say is…
… All I have to say is, our partner is going to SHOCK the world.
Because, he is none other than…
I think that was Uncle Fred!
- Baron von Brunk
In honor of my recent major shift from reclusiveness to being a socialite by means of incursions into the New York City Burlesque scene (as a patron!), I have made a little diorama depicting multiple stars such as Miss Coney Island BB Heart, former Miss Coney Island Bambi the Mermaid & Lefty Lucy, and the ever-so-lovely Bambi Galore! This set was made with multiple Castle pieces and an elaborate tiled floor, with pointy footlights and the nameless emcee yet again — and incorporating various themes from the recent Coney Island Pageant and Storybook Burlesque! This is my first large custom vignette taken with my new Sony 16 megapixel camera, new light rigging (250 Watt bulbs!) and light tent for better image quality.
Click on thumbnails to enlarge…
Something told me the diorama was pretty badass as is, but not quite badass enough — ergo, I added a few surprise crowd cameos from a Futuron astronaut (the same guy as my tattoo), a Viking, an X-Wing pilot, a midget clown, Jimmy Hart, a Civil War Union soldier, and um, Hulk Hogan…
- Baron von Brunk