Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Random: This normal looking LEGO SNES is secretly four robots

Baron von Brunk is back. Definitely not a Nazi, but sounds like the beginning of a video game about shooting some sort of bad guy, Baron von Rasch is a real guy, his real name is Julius Rasch, and he’s Lego. I’m making a transformer. He created the LEGO Game Boy Transformer, the LEGO N64 Transformer, the LEGO GBA Transformer, and even the giant LEGO ONES controller. Actually works..

You might be wondering, “Julius, what else do you have to do to make it a Lego Transformer?” The answer is Super Nintendo. Baron VB has just finished his latest build. It’s a combination of four transformers, not one, not two, not three.

SNES itself turns into a Super Nintendo. It’s a large chunky chap with articulated hand and small arm missiles, plus two controllers that turn into gorilla robots, and a game cartridge that turns into a small, slender transformer.

“This was a project I considered going back to 2016,” says the Baron, but he didn’t do it until 2020. He started with cartridges and controllers and finally moved on to the more challenging SNES transformers. He talks about his 10-year career as a “Lego video game Transformers Guy” and how much he has improved during that time.

Baron von Rasch Lego SNES Transformers
image: Baron von Rasch
Baron von Rasch Lego SNES Transformers

From the hinged cartridge slot (located in the center of the robot) to the use of a LEGO technique called “SNUT”, there are some great details in the build — the studs aren’t on top — to be honest, we giggle. I laughed. COP.. n/a.

If you want to learn more about Phoneblank’s methodology, design challenges, and how to create one of these yourself, check out the YouTube video above. Not only instructions.. Our fingers hurt just thinking about all that work, but we wish you good luck!

Baron von Rasch Lego SNES Transformers
image: Baron von Rasch