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Fantasy scene based on Escher's Relativity is a project on LEGO CUUSOO created by Brox.P on June 5th, 2013.  It's goal is to create the popular painting Relativity from M.C. Escher in a fantasy setting.

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Maurits Cornelis Escher, usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist and one of my favourite painters.

Escher's paintings show great geometric flexibility and impossible constellations (something to wonder). I recently found a very nice image (I've found a nice 1000 pieces puzzle) called "The Ludicrous Library" by Colin Thompson which shows a warlock's library and laboratory filled with tons of books and small magic creatures. This image is directly based on Escher's painting Relativity. The fun thing is that Relativity served as inspiration for some MOCs like these: - one version with red minifigs, - another with gray figs - a really outstanding Star Wars version - a beautiful classic space version

So, now, hey ho, Escher, let's go fantasy! : ) Oh, wait, someone has done this already: - a fantasy version : )

Nonetheless, a library would be awesome, too. Just think about the 50+ books and lots of pieces that enable stairs (no, I don't use that one big stair part). That leads me to the biggest issue with that idea: Making stairs that work for two sides. I you analyse the MOCs above you can see that they use ordinary bricks and the other side would be the bottom side of a brick. Looks nice from one side only. : \ I use another technique: : D Escher2 Escher3

(Why a red door? Because LDD doesn't have a brown one.)

Here you have the LDD: escher-relativity.lxfml

Unfortunately no minifig can stand on the studs that represent the top side of the stairs. I'm open to suggestions! : ) (Keep in mind that the stairs are pretty thin as seen on the image and studs on the side are confusing.)

Here's a detailed closeup of the reference image: Escher4


Renderings were made using LDD2Pov.

Painting by Colin Thompson.