I made the weekly staff pick… Again - again!
That’s right, folks: for a third time, the staff of LEGO CUUSOO have chosen my entry — the LEGOformers for the weekly pick! Each week, the website showcases a chosen entry that’s based on a weekly theme, such as Star Wars, history, modular, video games, animals, sports, architecture et al; several months back, I made the staff pick for “robots”, then in the summer I got picked again for “video games” — and since these entries hold strong amongst fans and admins alike, these LEGO models made another robot pick!
Share my CUUSOO entry with everyone amongst these internets! Support my entry simply by logging in and leaving feedback. With enough votes of support, the employees of LEGO will personally review these models as potentially being sold as real toys. In fact, this is precisely how the recent LEGO Minecraft series first got launched — as a fan suggestion just like this!
-Baron von Brunk
Coming soon: Baronvonbrunk.com promotional print items! First up are the 4”x6” glossy promo cards (seen first) are being ordered in a mass quantity of 3,000 — printed front/back — and intended to be dropped off in small stacks amongst local bars/clubs in New York! I’ll also be slipping some of these bad boys in raffle bags at burlesque shows where I donate prizes, so be on the lookout.
The stickers are of my legendary Nintendoformers: Domaster, Tetrawing, and Plasmashock. 2,000 units of Plasmashock/Zapper vector art stickers, 2,000 units of Domaster & Tetrawing vector art stickers, and limited quantities of 1,000 Domaster & Tetrawing/Game Boy & cartridge photo stickers are going to be for sale on my site soon. I’ll probably sell them in packs of 5-10 rather than in individual pieces. Please note: these stickers are full-color and UV gloss coated, but according to the printing site (Uprinting.com), they’re not entirely weather-proof, ergo I wouldn’t recommend plastering these on outdoor conduit boxes and telephone poles (also because I don’t condone graffiti nor vandalism). You’re probably better off sticking ‘em on your laptops, guitar cases or amps — in fact, I hear tell placing one on your amp will make it go up to 11!
If these sell well, I will eventually spring forward and order durable vinyl screen-printed stickers (which are weather-proof), as well as inevitably screen-printed t-shirts. Stay tuned, Brunkamaniacs!
My grand order was just placed moments ago, and with any luck, the turnaround time will bring them here by mid-June!
In addition to my previous t-shirt design, here it is — Plasmashock à la t-shirt graphic! Plasmashock was my first Nintendoformer, who was intended to resemble Megatron/Shockwave but ended up looking like a Decepticon Seeker jet such as Starscream. Regardless, this graphic will be mainly neon orange ink on a black shirt, and unfortunately without any glow-in-the-dark ink — unlike Domaster, who’ll glow his proverbial ass off!
First phase of my forthcoming Game Boy Transformer t-shirt design! I’m going to splurge the money and get all sorts of extra colors and materials used in this design — notably the glow-in-the-dark and fluorescent ink! Everything you see that appears to be lime green shall have a layer of glowing ink over top of it, and everything gray shall possibly have metallic glitter or silver on it.
I can’t name a definite date as to when these will be for sale, but probably within the next months or so, and the unit cost will be between $15-25, assuming the production costs aren’t too high. Remember, I’m not out to get rich, I’m out to slap my artwork on the chest of every decent geek in the nation! And yes, I’ll probably create a Plasmashock NES Zapper shirt, too!
By the way, please help support this original LEGO creation on CUUSOO — if we can get 10,000 supporters, LEGO Group will personally discuss having this sold as a real toy! Supporting doesn’t mean paying any money; simply login to CUUSOO, click “support” and leave some quick feedback!
-Baron von Brunk
Sneak preview of what’s to come of my new LEGO airship photo session!
Plasmashock: Heroic Nintendobot — Transforms from NES Zapper Pistol to robot & back!
Here it is, the final version and high-res display of my newest creation: Plasmashock, the NES Zapper pistol & Transformers ultimate geeky crossover!
For its transformation mechanism, I built it more similar to Megatron rather than Shockwave; both Transformers used their gun handles as legs, only Shockwave formed his arms to make the barrel, whilst Megatron’s arms formed the stock, and his barrel was a separate attachment (which became his fusion cannon in robot mode). Henceforth, when Plasmashock transforms into robot mode, the orange Zapper barrel becomes his side gun!
Some original Transformers (notably Starscream/Skywarp/Thundercracker) would only transform as toys by removing/adding multiple pieces, such as fists and landing gear, whilst others could easily switch back and forth by folding joints — Plasmashock does both; to go from gun to robot, his trigger becomes removed and attached to his head to make face decorations, and the barrel of course separates to make the side gun. Otherwise, the legs fold from the gun handle, the arms are made from the stock, the head rotates and rests inside the chest.
-Baron von Brunk
P.S. - I plan on making a large replica of a Nintendo Entertainment System that transforms into a giant robot, much akin to Metroplex and/or Fortress Maximus! Stay tuned, loyal Brunkamaniacs.
Transforms from NES Zapper pistol, to robot and back!
Plasmashock is gallant fighter from the Nintendobots faction, battling the evil forces of the Segacons!
These are the preliminary photos taken of my latest creation; later this week, I’ll re-shoot this robot with my professional makeshift light rigging for better image quality.
If you think this looks badass thus far, wait until you see this fucker transform into robot mode! (coming soon, later this week when more parts arrive in the mail!) I’m drunk.