Undertoad Thursday Jan 19 12:30 PM
1/19/2006: Escher in Lego
lumberjim Thursday Jan 19 12:48 PM
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lumberjim Thursday Jan 19 12:49 PM
no fair. he used glue
Happy Monkey Thursday Jan 19 01:04 PM
Why do you say that?
lumberjim Thursday Jan 19 01:07 PM
Pancake Man Thursday Jan 19 01:08 PM
Always loved those pictures, awesome to see them in 3D
lumberjim Thursday Jan 19 01:11 PM
on third thought.....maybe he didn't. guess i'm assuming the orientation of the blocks under the feet of the little guys based on their neighbors. they could be blocks that have side (what the fuck do you call the little raised cylinders) ......thingers. i think if they are on top, and sides, they're on all sides, aren't they?
beavis Thursday Jan 19 01:27 PM
i see what you mean, the lil lego dudes have no way of grasping the stairs without adhesive. either way pretty dam cool.
glatt Thursday Jan 19 01:31 PM
I didn't know lego's had arches. But there are so many different specialty sets, it's not so hard to imagine.
Elspode Thursday Jan 19 01:42 PM
I think we had a thread here about this at one time. The creations are not solid constructs; there are tricks of photographic angle involved. Still cool, nonetheless.
dar512 Thursday Jan 19 02:45 PM
Yes it is the same guy. If you go to his lego page it's the second to last:
Happy Monkey Thursday Jan 19 02:58 PM
I don't think any glue was used. There are pieces that have a stud on the side. They were originally used to put headlights on cars. One is visible at the top of the stairs in the top right, by the guy looking over the railing.
mlandman Thursday Jan 19 03:23 PM
I guarantee you this guy has a pony tail.
dar512 Thursday Jan 19 04:11 PM
mlandman Thursday Jan 19 04:23 PM
lol case in point
what do you mean, 'nope'?. ok, ok, ok, I was technically off, but not by much. Pretty much as I guessed. All lego obsessed geeks are all the same. They either look like that, or the comic book store guy from the simpsons.
dar512 Thursday Jan 19 05:13 PM
Well, let's see. Doesn't have a ponytail. Doesn't live with his parents. I'd call that a big nope.
fargon Thursday Jan 19 05:15 PM
Mrs. Fargon says somebody had some quality time on thier hands.
capnhowdy Thursday Jan 19 05:37 PM
This dude has a lot of talent. The picture on his homepage is mind boggling to me.
Bromskloss Thursday Jan 19 05:40 PM
Sorry for asking right here in the thread, but I haven't found satifying answers yet.
Undertoad Thursday Jan 19 06:05 PM
The archive does in fact list them all. images to undertoad at gmail.com as attachments. The only rule is that you must never be offended if your image isn't used.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jan 19 06:36 PM
Not using your submission doesn't mean he doesn't like it. However, coming to your house and slapping you, probably does.
Mav Thursday Jan 19 07:46 PM
maybe it's just me but those upside down, rightside up, diaganol stairways paintings and pictures always made me dizzy to look at them. Like a really old school optical illusion, gone bad.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jan 19 10:43 PM
Mav, tilt your head 45 degrees to the right.
srom Thursday Jan 19 11:33 PM
huh... i guess the impossible staircase wasn't all that impossible.
wolf Thursday Jan 19 11:59 PM
I love Escher, but am mildly indifferent to Lego. I appreciate ingenuity and skill in construction, however.
Bromskloss Friday Jan 20 07:39 AM
chrisinhouston Friday Jan 20 08:17 AM
There are only a few sure things in life. If you have small children you will eventually have Legos and if you have Legos you will on some night go into your child's dark room and step on the Legos with your bare feet!
Pancake Man Friday Jan 20 11:48 AM
It's incredible to see this in Legos, but i would love to see it done in full size!
BigV Friday Jan 20 05:21 PM
Oh, you'll fit right in, Bromkloss. Welcome!
BigV Friday Jan 20 05:24 PM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jan 20 10:46 PM
There's a guy in MI that builds model skyscrapers with jenga (wooden) blocks then has people pull out blocks until they collapse.