Amazing LEGO Star Wars Sculpture Re-Imagines M. C. Escher’s Relativity

The Star Wars films are iconic and widely celebrated by fans spanning across generations since the original’s theatrical release in 1977. They have truly passed the test of time. Similarly, M. C. Escher’s famous lithograph print Relativity, from 1953, is widely recognized by the public. Both works have even seen their fair share of recreations, but 16-year-old Paul Vermeesch seized the opportunity to combine the two popular yet separate forms of art into one outstanding sculptural project he refers to as Stars Wars Relativity V2.

The Michigan-based teen used somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 LEGO blocks to re-imagine the complicated, illusionary piece where “up” and “down” are undefined. With a cast of familiar faces including Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and Princes Leia, Vermeesch has created a stationary retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy in a chronological format that can be viewed in a counterclockwise formation.

Additionally, there are seven lights that illuminate the multilayered diorama from within, giving it a far more theatrical feel. As if that isn’t enough, Vermeesch has even created a miniature movie theater in the back of the cubed sculpture by using an iPod Touch, embedded into the structure, looping ten minutes worth of cut scenes from the LEGO Star Wars video game.
















Paul Vermeesch’s blog and MOCpages profile
via [The Fox Is Black]





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Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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