Lions Trophy




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Lions Trophy

details

A sculptural piece created to celebrate our win at the
Cannes Lions for the collaborative work on
Caterpillar, Monster and Whale.



Front


Back


Side


Designed to match in scale and feel to the original trophy
that's wonderfully sculpted. Despite its small size, what
details plastically possible have been worked into the
design with respect to the original.





Artist side notes: My stylised take on the trophy may
be more block-ish compared to the genuine article
but I hope the essence is well captured in this creation.





Created as a personal building challenge and SNOT experiment.
Unless the committee at Cannes Lions are keen in commissioning,
this is strictly not for sale.


Disclaimer:
Cannes Lions and the Cannes Lions trophy are intellectual
property of their respective copyright and/or trademark
holder.


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Jimmy & Venessa




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Jimmy & Venessa

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A wedding cake topper designed for Jimmy & Venessa.







The Miniland scaled figures are designed to match their
wedding attire and in likeness to the drawing on their
wedding invitation card (where both are in white).





Artist side notes: Congrats on the wedding and my very
best wishes to you two. Cheers Jimmy and Venessa!


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Leon & Faith




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Leon & Faith

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A wedding cake topper for Leon and Faith for their
matrimony. Doubles as memento after the ceremony.







Miniland scaled figures are removable from the base
and designed to match what couple would be wearing
their big day.





Artist side notes: My very best wishes to Leon and
Faith on their wedding. Congrats and cheers! :)


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DR x BB TO-FU [okan] for STGCC 2011





design:

DR x BB TO-FU [okan] for STGCC 2011

details:







To answer our fans requests, we took up pre-commissions
for DR x BB TO-FU [okan] at Singapore Toy Game & Comic
Convention 2011 again!

Thanks for all the local and overseas support!



Pictures by Koto of DEVILROBOTS at STGCC 2011










Pictures by Keng Boon at STGCC 2011







Artist Side Notes: Thanks again to all the fans in
locally and overseas for the support and all who have
commissioned on our DR x BB TO-FU [okan]! We really
appreciate it! Do look out for our upcoming new
collaborations and cheers!


DEVILROBOTS
- Great to have you guys back in Singapore. Catch
up soon and let's get the next waves of
collaborations on!


Play Imaginative
- Thanks to PI, Denise, Darren and Jacky. Hope you
all like the custom Mickey display. Cheers.



Disclaimer:

DR x BB TO-FU [okan] is a collaborative project by
DEVILROBOTS and blackbulb

TO-FU Oyako and DR x BB TO-FU [okan] design by
DEVILROBOTS © DEVILROBOTS inc

Model design by Nicholas Foo (blackbulb ©)

LEGO ® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of
companies.

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Caterpillar, Monster and Whale

design:

Caterpillar, Monster and Whale

details:



Caterpillar



Monster



Whale


These 3 murals were commissioned by Ogilvy & Mather and
completed in March 2011.

IMAGINE windows to another world.

These murals were mounted in 3 bus stop adshel at
different locations in Singapore. When viewed from the
front, these murals would blend with the background even
in their illustrative and studs-out form.

Working with the creative team, we worked out the technical
details and dimensions before I was given the photo
collages to sketch out and dot inked.

Each piece measures around 1.2m x 1.8m and used a total
of over 97,000 pieces of 1x1 plates.

These 3 murals were submitted as entries in the
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2011.
All 3 pieces picked up a Silver Lion each and the Whale
also made its way into the finals in illustration for
the Design Category.





Artist side notes: This is surely one the more quirky murals
I've done so far. The sketching and dot inking process from
photo collages was quite tricky in some areas but I'm glad of
the final results.


Updated 19 April 2012:

Congrats to my friends at Ogilvy on picking up a gold, silver
and bronze award at AdFest 2012 - the Asia Pacific award for
Caterpillar, Monster and Whale!



Updated 29 May 2012:

More awards! From D&AD, a Yellow Pencil (equivalent of gold!)
From One Show, 2 silvers, 1 bronze and 2 finalists!
That's a bag full from two of the toughest awards!
Congrats and cheers!


Special thanks to;

Ogilvy & Mather, RedCard
- You guys are great and a pleasure to work with. My thanks to
Alvin. To Greg, thanks for liaising with me throughout the
process. To David, thanks for sticking it out to the end and
joining in the building. Credits to the interns who also helped
out in the building; they are Dash, Inessa and Junjie.

A few sore thumbs for all these awards, well worth it I would say.
Congrats again on all the wins!

Photos and video above courtesy of Ogilvy & Mather, RedCard.


Clear Channel Singapore
- Thanks for providing the bus stops adshel.

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DR x BB TO-FU [okan] for Taipei Toy Festival 2011




design:

DR x BB TO-FU [okan]

details:





We are bringing the highly sought after DR x BB TO-FU [okan]
to Taiwan this July for Taipei Toy Festival!



Pictures from DEVILROBOTS at TTF 2011
Photo courtesy of DEVILROBOTS







Artist Side Notes: Thanks to all the fans in Taipei
who have came to support and all who have
commissioned on our DR x BB TO-FU [okan]! We really
appreciate it! I hope to meet you all again and look
forward to offering more such unique collaborative
pieces in the near future together with Devilrobots.
Take care and cheers!


DEVILROBOTS
- Thanks to my buddies Shin and Koto again for
DR x BB TO-FU [okan] and inviting me to Taipei with
them.


Play Imaginative
- Thanks to Darren and Jacky on the arrangements for
autograph sessions.



Disclaimer:

DR x BB TO-FU [okan] is a collaborative project by
DEVILROBOTS and blackbulb

TO-FU Oyako and DR x BB TO-FU [okan] design by DEVILROBOTS
© DEVILROBOTS inc

Model design by Nicholas Foo (blackbulb ©)

LEGO ® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of
companies.

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Maritime Week 2011 Mural


Mural building participants at
Maritime Week 2011


design:

Maritime Week 2011 Mural

details:

I was commissioned by Maritime and Port Authority of
Singapore (MPA) to design a mural for Singapore
Maritime Week 2011.



The mural measures 4m x 2m and consisted of 115,200
pieces of 1 x 1 plates. Once the mural design was finalised,
I inked out the mural and broke it down into building
instructions.

Staffs, guests and families from the different maritime
industries were invited to partake in the building of the
mural and it was completed over the period of one day.































Singapore Maritime Week 2011 was officially launched on
10 April 2011 by Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport and
Second Minister for Foreign Affairs.







The mural will be housed as a permanent art piece in the new
Maritime Museum when the construction is completed in 2012.


Artist side notes: It was great seeing all these people from
the maritime industries, young and old getting together to
build the mural. I hope everyone had fun!





Special thanks to;

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
- Credits to the staff of MPA for their planning and
participation in this event. Thanks to Elfian of MPA too
for liaising with me throughout the process from inception
to launch. Cheers!

All photos above courtesy of MPA.


atelier oost
- My thanks to Lien for providing the artwork.


Pico Global Services Ltd
- My thanks to Mark from PICO for his effort and hard work.

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My Heart Beats For You




design

My Heart Beats For You

details

Sometimes it races, at times it is soothingly peaceful.
Only you can make me feel excited and calm at the same
time.



Front



Back



Automata animated (you may need to turn
on the option to play animation in webpage to see it.)



Artist side notes: This automata measures 11cm in width,
8cm in depth and 18cm in height.

Cranking speed determines both the speed of the throbbing
and sound of beating heart. Two mechanisms in one turn of
the crank.

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about



Blackbulb is born from Nicholas Foo’s love and passion of LEGO®. In this site, you will find many creations all created with LEGO® elements.

Nicholas Foo is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in Asia and currently based in Singapore.

If you would like to commission a model, sculpture, portrait, mosaic or interested to purchase a model you see in this site, please kindly send an email to blackbulb@yahoo.com If you have any enquiries or simply want to say hi, please feel free to email too! :)

Nicholas Foo is also happily available for building at events, charity fund raising, press or media interviews.

Do kindly include your name, email address and a contact number together with your message.

Thank you and a beautiful day ahead! Cheers!