Since living in Dusseldorf making a microscale version of the landmarks of Dusseldorf had to come sooner or later.
The landmarks are
This is stand alone piece as well an entity of something larger, eventually.
Off the Wall
3.6 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm, interlocked
The stand-alone-piece consists of two perfectly interlocking sides. The two elements have many different arranging possibilities. There is also a version with barbed wire added.
There is a conceptual idea beyond the stand-alone-pieces. That is creating an installation consisting of 16 same ‘Off the Wall’ pieces while each one being individual as well as being part of a larger picture… Head over to the Kickstarter campaign to find out more.
Revising another creation from the Mainframe.
The truth behind martial arts pandas – it’s all a thing of the mind and how to extract it…
Featured at TBB: Panda ex machina – Thanks for the attention 🙂
After days of labour (much more than I thought) my newest project is finished.
I have been working on high quality building instructions of my interpretation of the famous 6-legged Think Tank robot from Ghost in the Shell‘s climatic showdown. Now available for sale for anyone who wants to build their own version.
Making instructions is quite some work if done manually. Considering the building steps like preparing all the images, editing them, creating and editing the parts list, concept and layout of the design and much more is a big project. Despite the labour, it was a great experience and helped me develop skills for other projects to come.
FYI: Any reward from this project will directly flow into the next projects.
Featured at TBB: Ghost in the Shell’s intimidating Fuchikoma
Sidenote: The best minicsale Alakuneda up-to-date is the Version by Sasapon IMO
There is going to be a new adaption of Ghost in the Shell coming to the big screen soon. The original film is one of my most favourite movies ever. Even though I was skeptical at the beginning when I heard that Hollywood is making a remake with real actors, now I am excited and totally looking forward to the show. The combination of Scarlett Johansson and WETA Workshop covers half the bill 😀
With the new movie on the brink and because this is one of my most popular models so far, I’ve been heavily working on a new refined version of the Alakuneda T08A2 [2012 edit], or known as R3000. This is the 6-legged mech which Major Kusanagi fights in the final battle scene. It really is a masterwork of cinema concept design.
I have created a new refined version with all custom parts being replaced by standard parts so it can be rebuilt by anyone. Most changes have been made to the head, while keeping the design as close to the prior version as possible.
It’s already digitally rendered, I’m only waiting for some new parts to arrive so I have the built updated version at hand and can make some fresh photos then. The new parts will give the Alakuneda a great polish.
The update also means that I am actually making building instructions. Now there is a beta version available, but soon I will have professional instructions at hand. They will be for sale for anyone interested. Preorders / beta versions can be obtained now. The final version shouldn’t take too long as I am actually at it with full throttle.
I hope you like it. More to come soon…
The first version back in 2012 has been featured at
Disclaimer: The Alakuneda is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Shirow / Oshii.
You might already know that I have a soft spot for state of the art land machines. The first machine I saw when I was about 10 years old was a Mercedes Benz tractor MB 1000. I really liked the unconventional and stylish design.
When doing the brick thing I came across the John Deere Forwarder back in 2010 and made a brick version. Now I managed to make some better photos alongside an interactive digital 360° view for anyone interested.
Disclaimer: The Forwarder is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by John Deere.
These Star Wars models from the Freemaker Adventures and Rogue One were commissioned exclusively by Blocks magazine and have been showcased in issue 22 & 27 in 2016. The Freemaker ships have also been featured at The Brothers Brick.
Disclaimer: The Star Wars models are my interpretations. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Disney and Lukas Films.