Ghost in the Shell Think Tank / UPDATE !

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.

So here you go.

 

I hope you like it. More to come soon…

 

– Gallery 2012 edit –

The first version back in 2012 has been featured at

Gizmodo: Ghost in the Shell’s Think Tanks Are Intimidating, Even in LEGO Form

TBB: Cole Blaq’s LEGO Tank from Ghost in the Shell

Tomopop: Cole Blaq builds a Ghost in the Shell tank from Legos

 

Disclaimer: The Alakuneda is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Shirow / Oshii.

Virtual Reality

Everything is virtual in our media.  Mash-up universes have a tradition. Basically we’re all directors of our own big screens.

 

 

Virtual Reality, 2017

Digital edit (Processed with Mecabricks & Blender)

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

John Deere Forwarder

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.

 

– Photo Gallery –

 

Disclaimer: The Forwarder is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by John Deere.

Star Wars microscale models

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.

 

 

There are digital versions of the Eclipse [micro] and the Scavenger [micro] available.

 

-Cole

 

Disclaimer: The Star Wars models are my interpretations. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Disney and Lukas Films.

Para Normal

Folding space and merging the dimensions. Anything is possible if the mind can imagine it. Creativity has no boundaries.

 

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Para Normal, 2016

Digital edit (Processed with Mecabricks, Blender & Photoshop)

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Makino S-56

Another concept machine from Jitsukawa Industries.

The Makino S-56

Inside the Mainframe

Antagonism

Adding some spice to the space odyssey

 

– Listen while viewing –

 

Bad Boys, 2016

Plastic Bricks, glue (& graphic edit)

6.2 x 9.9 x 8.5 cm

Part of the Enter the Brick series.

Frames & Layers

…out in the streets again!

Over the last few weeks I was working on an installation as part of the 40° Urban Art Festival 2016 in Duesseldorf. As working outside was dependent on the weather the whole progress was stretched over a few sessions.

I was prepared for a very short life time of the installation, but the actual half life was faster than expected. Like one day after doing one part of the door, already most of it was damaged or even stolen. It would have been nice to at least complete the installation before decomposition takes place. Therefore I had to post process the photos taken and merge them into one picture in order to show at least how it would have looked like.

Nevertheless it was fun and a great experience. People passing by were throughout positive and curious.

 

Frames & Layers, 2016

Installation

more Street Art and Plastic Graffiti