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By on September 9, 2013, with 22 Comments

Here are three impossible #LEGO constructions for you to solve. Can you explain them? It’s important to understand there was no tampering with none of the showcased photos. Nor were they digitally manipulated in any aspect. I’d also like to distress how the illusion works from a single specific angle - it’s up to you to try and visualise how the constructions looks like in real-life. First one is flatter than it may seem, just for example. Happy hunting, no better way to start a productive week!

LEGO: Can You Explain It?
LEGO: Can You Explain It?
LEGO: Can You Explain It?


22 Responses
  1. Nick says:

    The second one works because of the second man hiding the ‘break’ where the side becomes top.
    Although the picture is almost perfect, try to draw a line along the bottom of the blocks, and you’ll see.

  2. In the first one the railing really reveals how it was made :) It goes backwards instead of upwards meaning the entire thing is flat but photographed at a perfect angle, very neat.

    Second picture, I believe that the top pillar ends behind the center lego-man, the seam hidden by him. Feels like you’d need a long zoom lens to take these pictures :P so little perspective distortion.

    Last one shows flat blocks with stripes of different colors :P least spectacular but still neat.

  3. Someone says:

    *puts as background*

  4. Pikachu .-. says:

    That’s cool but i can build the pencils. It’s not impossible, it’s just the way you look at it. ( if you play Animal Jam, send me a purple wristband for my rare member account. I have headdress, spike, fox hats, 12 different rares, and tail armor+ mechanical angle wings (rare)

  5. Pikachu .-. says:

    My rare animal jam username is crazybabykitty

  6. nelgy says:

    there wasnt leggo like that when i was growing up

  7. Jackson says:

    Lego: turning impossible builds into anamorphic art since 1932.

  8. Lars says:

    Great M. C. Escher style.. :-)

  9. illusory says:

    the pencil one reminds me of this color illusion i saw here

  10. Geoff says:

    I was confused by which was the illusion. The leggos were fairly easy, by the author’s twisted syntex could baffle anyone. “No tampering with none” rules in some tampering. I was also somewhat distressed by the photo angle.

  11. Pikachu .-. says:

    I love trains XD

  12. K C says:

    drawing three dimensional objects on a two dimensional plane can fool the eye and brain; Escher made a living doing these/

  13. sabrina says:

    The first one is actually flat, looks like steps but it’s actually spaces. Focus on the right of it for a while, then look slowly to the left you will see. It’s actually grey blocks with flat surfaces on top.

    The second, yes the little guy in front is positioned just so, he blocks the line you would see.

    The pencil looks cool, but easy to follow and do.

  14. Jay says:

    The top one works. It’s all flat, but to the left of the man at the bottom of the stairs, it goes out one block at a time. the rail bends like an arrow tip slightly!

    Very cool!

  15. me says:

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  16. Qwerty says:

    These are what I call masterpieces, so no, I don’t know how these work, but I will find out.

  17. me says:

    In the first one there are gaps between the “steps”. This explains the weird railing.

  18. somebody says:

    1. Look carefully at the angles of the claws of the vertical bars on the railing of the stairs.
    2. The man is there for a reason…
    3. Look closely at the pencil. Find the breaks in the pencil.

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