I've often tried to imagine
what kinds of gods and religions would take root in a construction-brick universe,
and BrikThulhu was too obvious to pass up - the octopus element
seems tailor-made to replace a minifig's head.
BrikThulhu is the
embodied avatar of the most malevolent forces of entropy and chaos.
When you spend a year and a half building a brick model of Yggdrasil,
and it mysteriously falls to the ground the night before the photo
shoot and smashes into a million pieces, the sound you hear is BrikThulhu
laughing. You'll recognize it because it sounds a lot like your
BrikThulhu's head has
nine tentacles and three eyes, so it's not really an octopus - it's
more properly referred to as a Novapus or a Ragnoroktopus.
The BrikThulhu Pyramid
is composed of 09 rows of 37 bricks, 0937 being a holy number to
Imagine my surprise after finishing this painting,
when a friend sent me a copy of The Illuminatus! Trilogy, and around
page 700 or so the ultimate power in the world turns out to be a
one-eyed tentacled pyramid living in a subterranean sea. Here I
was, thinking my background setting was all original.