Baron von Brunk is there again. We know this sounds like the beginning of a video game about shooting bad guys who are definitely not Nazis but kind of are, but Baron von Brunk is a REAL MAN, who’s actually called Julius von Brunk, and he makes LEGO transformers. He made a LEGO Game Boy Transformer, a LEGO N64 Transformer, a LEGO GBA Transformer and even a giant LEGO NES controller that actually works.
You might be thinking, “Julius, what else can you turn into a LEGO Transformer?” and the answer is: the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Baron VB has just finished its latest build which is not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Transformers in one.
The SNES itself transforms into the Super Famitron, a big, chunky guy with flexible hands and tiny arm rockets, plus the two controllers that transform into gorilla robots, and a game cassette that transforms into a small, thin transformer.
“This was a project that I was considering back in 2016,” says the Baron, but he didn’t join it until 2020. He started with the cassette and the controllers and finally switched to the more sophisticated SNES Transformer. He mentions his 10 year career as “the LEGO video game transformer guy” and how much he has improved over that time.
There are some excellent details in the construction, from the pop-up cartridge slot (in the middle of the robot) to the use of a LEGO technique called “SNUT” – Studs Not On Top – which we honestly giggled at. SHOOTS. Hey
If you want to learn more about von Brunk’s methodology, the design challenges, and how to create them yourself, you should check out the YouTube video above as well as the tutorial. Our fingers will hurt just thinking about all the work, but we wish you the best of luck!