Picture This: Lego Star Wars ‘Relativity’

Jun 15, 2012 6:18pm

Dutch artist M.C. Escher created “Relativity” in 1953.  The drawing shows a world where the normal laws of gravity no longer apply.  Over the years the two-dimensional drawing has become one of the artist’s most popular works.  Being used in a variety of ways and can be appreciated by not only the artistic, but the scientific.  As is the case with the young Lego artist named Paul Vermeesch.  Paul is a 16-year-old Lego sculptor who has been building with the toy bricks since he was 3.  With a fondness for art, Escher’s works have always intrigued and impressed him.  It was only natural to want to find a way to merge the two.

 

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The model Paul made is a one-cubic-foot diorama made over the course of several months from sketches he drew and digitally rendered models.  Using scenes from the 1977-83 original Star Wars trilogy movies.

 

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The model has seven lights that illuminate the inside.

 

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The diorama itself contains from 2,000-3,000 Lego pieces, none of which are glued.

 

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Paul’s completed homage to Escher was done for the Brickworld Chicago 2012 in Wheeling, Ill., and can be viewed at the show on June 16-17, 2012.

(All photos courtesy of Paul Vermeesch.)

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