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It seems LEGO finally recognized impossible object illusions as another great (optical illusion) way to promote their product. I’d like to think their inspiration came of this website – specially Escher Style category, but it’s much more likely they stumbled upon some of Andrew Lipson’s work, instead. I liked LEGO very much back being a kid, and have spent hours creating all sorts of incredible structures. I’m sorry it never occurred to me how fun would it be creating something like this. If you like these impossible creations, you’ll surely enjoy Lego Venice and these. Have to go now. Cya tomorrow!



  • Anonymous

    Very nice! I used to love Legos too. But also didn’t think about creating optical illusion!

    1st?

    • nmas

      dude it looks like the stairs in inception doesnt it? u know the second picture

    • Monxy

      It’s called Penrose Stairs

  • Zoe :)

    These are great! I love LEGOs.

    First comment?

  • penguin

    nice 1 (first)

  • Stefano

    Davvero molto ben fatti.
    Complimenti a Lego e soprattutto Escher ;-)

  • mathew

    first lol

  • Anonymous

    This is soooo cool!
    first comment YAY!

    • MM

      This “first comment” game is getting ridiculous!
      Will you all please concentrate on the illusion more than concentrating on being first?!

  • Twilite

    AWESOME!!!!

  • Gagandeep

    cool

  • Anonymous

    That’s amzing and very well done!!

  • spazzingbean

    love it!!

  • Anonymous

    Really cool!! i love impossible objects.

  • Anonymous

    YES FIRST ONE! OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awsome pic.

  • Anonymous

    Thats Pretty Cool. They never had that when i played with legos. I am the first

  • bufar

    These are cool, but fake. The shapes above the waterfall don’t even look like LEGO pieces.

  • Anonymous

    Kewl, but these are Photoshopped examples for their advertising campaign. I don’t think they can be built.

  • Anonymous

    FIRST COMMENT??? WELL THIS IS MY FIRST TIME COMMENTING ON THIS WEBSITE. I DONT REALLY GET THE SECOND ONE BUT I WANTED TO SAY THAT MY BROTHER IS LIKE 20 AND HE STILL PLAYS WITH LEGOS! LOL I LOOOVE UR WEBSITE AND CHECK IT EVERYDAY SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. ALSO, HOW DO WE SEND EMAILS TO YOU???

  • Anonymous

    Those are sweet
    First Comment!

    • Lol

      For those who say 1st comment ur wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Wow

  • RaMpaNTe

    Really cool… but not original. I mean we’ve seen houndreds of photos and paintings like that.

    -1 for Lego.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Rampante – that’s the point – they are based on Escher’s work – it’s funny because it’s Lego doing its verion of very famous illusions and art work. Fantastic stuff lego people, I don’t care if it’s Photoshopped or real – either way it’s creative and art!!

  • Luca

    Woot! those are all MC Escher drawings in reality!
    Everyone google MC Escher’s
    Relativity
    Waterfall

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe you people still go one with the 1st! thing. No, you’re not first as the first few comments are delayed and displayed at the same time, and even if you were no one gives a damn. Grow up.
    Nice Lego kits, it’s actually hard to tell which parts are photoshopped.

  • Luca

    Course they’re not original. They’re Lego representations of MC Escher work. The first one is waterfall. Third is Relativity. Not sure what second one is tho..

    Also, ya, they can’t actually be built. Just pay attention to the zig-zag slide and the poles in the second one.
    Also the direction of the stairs in the 3rd one.

  • Phludens

    Not Photoshopped….

    http://www.andrewlipson.com/lego.htm

    most of these pictures have been up since 2003

  • Evanderiel

    It’s very funny to see how many “first comment” there are… It’s always a competition for you

    However, I love LEGOs. They are amazing. The imagea are obviously photoshopped (or made in a shape that from one point of view appear as we see), because “impossible object illusions” are… well… impossible to create in real life, but they are very nice.

    I love LEGO videogames too…

  • Drummyralf

    bufar: Those are roofpieces, and are possible to make.

    Of course, the rest is photoshopped, but that doesn’t make it anything less entertaining.

    Or it’s just a weird angle picture, like the buildable impossible triangle papercraft: http://gollum999.blogspot.com/2007/11/impossible-triangle.html

    But I don’t really think that’s the case with this picture ;)

  • Tuck

    I’ve seen these before. They’re made with a combination of legos and camera magic because, of course, you can’t actually make these structures in real life. Just thought it should be pointed out that these are not exactly what they seem.
    http://www.andrewlipson.com/escher/waterfall.html for how they did it

  • Ruud

    Very well done! I really like lego. My most favorite toy as a kid and I stil like it, but I never play with it anymore though.

    Comment from bufar about the shapes above the waterfall being false. I don’t think so. I recognise the rooftiles-legopieces I still have in my collection. With special legopieces you can make a cubelike shape with them.

    The second photo I don’t get either. Anyone out there whome can explane it to me?

    Thanks!

  • Ruud

    PS.

    Ooohhh… I just got the second photo. The building seems to build stretching to the right and at the sametime to the back. the rightside is beïng emphasised by the ladder and the backside is being emphasised by the black legoman with helmed.

    Perhaps my English is not so clear, but it is not my native language. I’m dutch.

  • Superbun

    simple realy, if u moved the camera angle slightly u could see how it was done, although it was still pretty cool, actualy i would like to see them from a diferent angle.

    p.s. this is my first comment,
    p.p.s love the site

  • Sean

    First comment!

    Love the illusion!

  • Enigma

    The second picture that a few people say they don’t ‘get’ is an interpretation of one of Eschers finest plays on perspective and is titled ‘Belvadere’ (the 2nd story of the building has its long side running left to right but the 1st floor runs front to back…)
    The illusion is clearer in Eschers drawing but still fantastic to see in Lego

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get wht the last one is impossible? =/

  • Anonymous

    No offence to you americans, but i know it’s really called ‘lego’ not ‘legos’

  • sonja.doeller

    They are SO cool

  • Chuck Norris

    Wow, first fail. I’m going to find and roundhouse kick the anyone who replied first.

  • TheTruth

    Anonymous, nobody cares what you “know”, especially when you can’t spell “offense” right.

    … yeah.

  • http://www.youtube.com someone

    1st 1 and 3rd 1 i got, but 2nd i didn’t

  • anon

    uhh everyone doing the first thing after the first two comments were poking fun.
    all are takes of Eschers.

  • spaceface

    @TheTruth: do your research before you tell someone he’s wrong. type “define: offence” in google and voila! English != (is not equal to) American, there are a lot of words that are spelt differently.

    …yup.

  • who wants to know

    awsome, i figured out that its all about the angle on these, at the angle they took the picture it looks like it, at least i think

  • http://pdfrogshelp.wordpress.com Kris

    that last one isnt impossible… I made it before

  • Me, Myself, and iPod

    R those real??

  • Coral Losesr

    WOW, I’m a big fan of legos.
    I seen an illusion like this a few months ago. The legso don’t really connect

  • http://www.youtube.com the b-sharps

    theres no way out.
    hey coral, do u like penuts?

  • Lolzatater=]

    I wanna do that =3 I ud use by bros lego lol

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