"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.
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)
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)
Make no mistake: when completed, this new #LEGO #SuperMario “Lite Brite” lamp if mine shall rocketh thy world. #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Sure, it may seem like a good idea - but taking magic mushrooms won’t make you a fun guy! Ha, get it!? Nevermind. #LEGO #SuperMario #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
Ready for action!! (whoops, wrong game) #LEGO #Nintendo #SuperMario #FireFlower
It’s okay, I’ve got an extra guy! #1up #SuperMario #LEGO #Nintendo (at Baron von Brunk’s Attic Fortress of Justice)
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
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
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
"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