Henry Lim’s LEGO Escher


While its not possible to actually build an impossible structure with LEGOs, it might be possible to create a structure that (when viewed from the appropriate angle) would recreate the illusion. We already proved this many times, but if you are new to this site – be sure to check LEGO tag. You’ll quickly realize Henry Lim wasn’t the first individual with an idea to reproduce M.C. Escher’s works in LEGO, but can his results be among the best? This is where you come in to share your views. In September 2005, Henry was commissioned by the Hong Kong Science Museum to sculpturally recreate a series of Maurits Cornelis Escher lithographs. It was important that there should be no photographic manipulation involved – the impossible objects should be approximated via optical illusions. It took Henry about a month to build (and rebuild with glue) all four sculptures.

Henry Lim created this LEGO replica of Relativty by M.C. Escher
Henry Lim created this LEGO replica of Relativty by M.C. Escher

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  • Pretty Awesome

  • Stephanie

    Okay, that’s bloody cool!!!!

  • Suicidal ‘Ling

    IMPOSSIBLE! if u could show me that in real life then… WOW

    • Daniel Knight

      No wonder ur suicidal u say stupid things.

  • someoneudontknow

    must have taken a lot of hard work….

  • sum1udoknow

    its ok i suppose

  • sum1udontnkow

    must have taken a lot of hard work…..0.0

  • Peter

    Incredibly awesome

  • just takes the right angle from which to take the picture from… but building it (and visualizing which angles to use) is a massive job, I’d imagine… gotta give props to the guy…

  • Detective Kitty

    wow…must have taken a lot of work…plus you can see that it isn’t impossible to uild either with the right type of lego…

  • gerolamo


  • Burn On. ~Pyro~

    Well, someone was bound to do it!

    (Next comes sheet metal, acrylic and LEDs) :P

  • duncan

    It’s nice but again, this is NOT an illusion.

  • Llamalord

    The waterfall isn’t as good… you can see the seams…
    the rest are awesome tho

  • Richard

    wow! an illusion of an illusion…

  • Is that structure really impossible?
    It doesn’t look impossible to me.
    But the original drawings does.

  • It’s nice but again :D

  • its ok i suppose

  • הוראות

    wow! this one is something special!

  • Bad Angel

    This is the greatest form of Lego every seen!

  • wowaname

    o o

    Kinda made me disoriented.

  • Wonderfull!!! :d

  • Clint Pee

    This is really cool I wish we where that talented when we were kids,

    The Padrino

  • anonymous

    forget painting thats real talent

  • how much is that?

  • this reminds me of sumthin else i seen b4 made of legos it was a church made from legos it was AWESOME!!!!!!! this iz kewl 2 but the church 1 was better

  • keef

    this guy has no life

  • I like lego games

  • Singer1047

    that is really cool

  • Alysha

    i saw it REAL

  • Itnreminds me of harrynpotter.

  • It reminds me of Harry Potter’s school.

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