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LEGO Star Wars relativity and beyond…

Fan of Star Wars and M.C. Escher’s mind-bending drawings, 16-year-old LEGO-fan Paul Vermeesch put together a truly astonishing LEGO Star Wars diorama with a twist. Check out LEGO Star Wars Relativity!

Here is what Paul says about his LEGO Star Wars creation:Six months in the making, I present my largest creation to date: a 1x1x1 foot model of M.C. Escher’s print “Relativity” reenacted in the LEGO Star Wars theme. A far larger, cleaner, and more detailed rehashing of my 2010 version, this diorama is fully lit from the inside, presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counter-clockwise format, and even features a minifig-scale theatre in the back which plays LEGO’s CG version of the Star Wars saga. Enjoy!”

Paul managed to cram the entire Star Wars Original Trilogy into one stunning LEGO diorama. This is truly a work of art and an impressive design and engineering feat. In addition it beautifully captures the spirit of both Escher and of the Star Wars saga. Below is the original mind-bending drawing by Dutch artist M.C. Escher from 1953, titled “Relativity”.

And here is Paul’s LEGO Star Wars version of “Relativity”. Paul says: “I attempted to stay as true as possible to the geometry and proportions of Escher’s work, while bringing in the colors, worlds, and characters of Star Wars, and the freshness of the LEGO medium. Unlike my first version of this concept, this LEGO diorama was not built solely for the finished replication photograph.”

The LEGO Star Wars relativity diorama is illuminated by seven lights.

Please note that Paul’s LEGO Star Wars Relativity diorama has many details and scenes not completely visible in the above frontal pictures. There are also scenes on the ceiling and at the back, not visible from the front. Be sure to check out Paul’s MOCpages for more photos and hidden details.

Since Paul first posted his amazing LEGO Star Wars diorama, it has been featured on many blogs and websites, and also at the 2012 BrickWorld event in Chicago.

So what do you think? How do you like Paul’s diorama? And have you ever built a LEGO mind-twister based on Escher’s work? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Ninajgo Fan 100 August 11, 2012, 11:12 AM

    This is cool even though I saw this creation 3-4 months ago 🙂

  • CD's Lego Blog August 11, 2012, 11:37 AM

    This creation is really cool!

  • how did he make that!? 😯

  • gid617 August 11, 2012, 12:43 PM

    That’s really nice, a great idea too! I’m not into SW, of course, but it’s really amazing!

  • Lisa August 11, 2012, 1:17 PM

    very cool & creative…..

  • Xi ninja August 11, 2012, 1:20 PM


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  • legostuff71 August 11, 2012, 4:13 PM

    If ever lego wants an idea, ask a kid/teenager. two lego mini figure thumbs up.

  • Chris of Yoda Archives August 12, 2012, 1:40 AM

    That is one great creation. Be sure to follow the link to his MOCpage to see the detail work.

  • Eric at A Lego a Day August 13, 2012, 11:04 AM

    That really is a work of art. Very well thought out and executed. Seems way bigger than 1x1x1 though. It’s huge!

    • admin August 13, 2012, 3:17 PM

      Yeah, it does look quite big, but that’s what the description said, so… maybe it is a bigfoot. 😆

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