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Julius von Brunk
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United States
This is the official deviantART page of Baron Julius von Brunk, an eccentric multimedia artist in New York City! Baron von Brunk is widely known as a master LEGO craftsman whose work has been published in multiple video game magazines, tech blogs, and has been showcased at an exhibit at Nintendo World Store's flagship location in New York.

Julius is currently employed as a professional graphic designer for a sports promotion company in Long Island, and does freelance graphics for consumer electronics. Aside from being an overall quirky action figure aficionado and mutton chop extraordinaire, Julius is also a freelance burlesque promoter who aims to please the nerd girls of the scene! Join Baron von Brunk in all of his creative endeavors – from custom LEGO brick models to illustrations, paintings, and even promotional material for upcoming NYC events!

Alright, 3rd-person spiel aside. . .

I also own a minifridge. I'm a tall, reclusive, curly-haired, bearded, pale-skinned, mixed-ethnic, bespectacled Libertarian with a foul mouth, a hunger for Asian food and energy drinks, and a lust for short-haired girls with tattoos.

Check out my bizarre and amusing website full of LEGO bricks, art, designs, and sideburns:

Current Residence: Koreatown, Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXXXXXXXXXXXL
Print preference: Gutenberg
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock and heavy metal
Favourite photographer: Hubble Space Telescope
Favourite style of art: LEGO dioramas
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My 120 GB iPod filled with heavy rock
Shell of choice: The location on Kennedy Blvd.; they pump your gas for you!
Wallpaper of choice: The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
Skin of choice: Nudity
Favourite cartoon character: A tie between Dick Dastardly or Krusty the Clown
Personal Quote: "Some people wanted champagne & caviar when they should've had beer and hot dogs." -Dwight D. Eisenhower


Alice In Chains by VonBrunk
Alice In Chains
"I feel so alone, gonna end up a big ol' pile of them bones!"
A tribute to one of the best '90s grunge bands of all time using the coveted Alice minifig. The actual vignette is a distressed brick wall that I built with a roof made of ladders to make the lighting look like prison bars. This shot took several dozen takes in order to achieve proper lighting, which was finally done with dangling a spotlight a few feet above the scene.
The REAL Ghostbusters by VonBrunk
The REAL Ghostbusters
Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, & Zeddemore: accept no substitutes.

A nighttime shot of my Ghostbusters minifigs taken at Gantry Park in Long Island City. This was somewhat of a difficult shot to get, because like most of my other nighttime outdoor shoots, I had to constantly deal with obnoxious tourists and pedestrians. Fortunately it wasn't windy, hence I could easily do long exposures without the figures toppling over. The backlit effect was achieved from holding my cell phone's flashlight app against the back of the Ecto-1 while my arm was out of the shot. Later in Lightroom I tinted the lighting to be slime green.
Seeing Red by VonBrunk
Seeing Red
For this shot of my LEGO head sculpture, I used red irises with the glowing LEDs to create a demonic look. Using my reflective glass setup for the shot, I turned off all lights in my room, then pointed a red spotlight below the glass (pointed up towards the head), then pointed a bright white spotlight away from the head, which partially lit the subject. The shot was taken with a slow shutter speed and a subtle diffused flash.
Brunk's Head in 3-D by VonBrunk
Brunk's Head in 3-D
Inside the cranium of my LEGO head sculpture is a homemade circuit board with an Arduino code to control dual white LEDs — which can illuminate independently or simultaneously. The irises can be removed and color-swapped, thus glowing with a variety of colors with transparent LEGO pieces! In this particular photo, I used red and blue iris to create a 3-D glasses effect. The head was placed on top of a pane of glass with a black background, to achieve a reflective surface look.
Ecto Cooler by VonBrunk
Ecto Cooler
I have acquired Ecto Cooler. You must be green with envy.
As soon as Ecto Cooler started to appear on shelves around Memorial Day, my good kemosabe Mike Lombardo and I drove quixotically around central Pennsylvania in search of this coveted green beverage. With no luck finding any, we both managed to score some cases of it off Amazon, despite the products being sold out instantly.
This particular shot was taken using a new photography rig that I set up, which uses a glass pane as the platform, with a subtle diffused flash, which creates an elegant reflective shot. I also used green spotlights for the glowing effect.
  • Listening to: Motörhead
  • Reading: This blog for typos
  • Watching: Same as above, you big dummy.
  • Playing: I thought we covered this one already?
  • Eating: Burritos
  • Drinking: Monster Energy
"Baron von Brunk's Batmobile Brick Build-a-Thon Bonanza!"… - Facebook event page

Next Saturday in Times Square, the folks at Ripley's Believe it or Not have commissioned me to do a jolly good performance art event to kick off the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises — I shall be assembling a giant 5-foot Batmobile sculpture entirely from over 12,000 LEGO pieces, from start to finish — hopefully under 24 hours!

If you're in the New York City area, mosey on down to Ripley's on July 21st and watch me make history! Bring me a pizza and some cans of Monster.

… Baturally, you'd agree.

- Baron von Brunk

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RandomCompliments Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Love your Lego uploads! They're so cute and amazing!
J3V1L Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit, you're THE Von Brunk?!

I remember when you used to submit flash Cartoons to New Grounds!!!
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Correctamundo. I took a long break from doing animations in 2010 when I moved to New York City to focus on my graphics career. Since then, I've been doing doing mainly photography and LEGO creations, thus I'm looking forward to becoming a professional toy designer.
J3V1L Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hell yeah! that's awesome! :highfive:

I hope that you get your foot in the door at LEGO! Tired of seeing all the Licensed crap that gets churned out.

Speaking of LEGO creations, I got a few things that I've kept together for some time/just assembled that I should share.

I quit lurking on Newgrounds a while ago,

 That Eagle-Raptor fella is playing Video-Games full-time,

And Youtube is fundamentally broken in every aspect.
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Krocken Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Happy Birthday :cake:
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday!!
Andrew1937 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday Fun cake 
sallen623 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Julius!
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D
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