Star Wars Relativity V2 . Six months in the making, I present my largest creation to date: a 1x1x1 foot model of M.C. Escher's print "Relativity" reenacted in the Lego Star Wars theme. A far larger, cleaner, and more detailed rehashing of my 2010 version, this diorama is fully lit from the inside, presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counterclockwise format, and even features a minifig-scale theatre in the back which plays Lego's CG version of the Star Wars saga. Enjoy!
This is Escher's original mind bending work from 1953.
And this is my version in all it's hi-res awesomeness. I attempted to stay as true as possible to the geometry and proportions of Esher's work, while bringing in the colors, worlds, and characters of Star Wars, and the freshness of the Lego medium. Unlike my first version of this concept, this diorama was not built solely for the finished replication photograph. This diorama has many details and scenes not completely visible in the finished picture. Take a look at some of these scenes and details below!
This scene, near the "ceiling" of the diorama, is a caricature of Mos Eisely. The light tan and curves give a very Tatooine-ish look to this portion of Escher's work. Thanks to Max Pointner for mailing me Greedo's head to finish off the diorama. For the record, Han shot first.
A storm trooper paces the desert in search of two droids.
Also on the ceiling of the dio, we see Obi Wan Kenobi scuttling off down a walkway after disabling the tractor beam.
Reminiscent of the famous duel on Bespin, this element of the dio turns a balcony in Escher's work into the Cloud City wind vane where Luke Skywalker learns of his parentage.
Luke's lightsaber and hand both tumble down… or is it up?
The Endor scene, complete with foliage and Ewoks. Retro Ewoks from 2002.
C-3PO, dismayed as always.
Emperor Palpatine in his throne room. This scene, purposefully at the center of the diorama, is representative of the central evil around which the galactic war is waged.
The ridiculously parts-intensive Death Star wall detailing.
The Hoth scene, complete with Tauntaun.
I am almost most proud of the back of the diorama. All the light bley I needed to buy to finish off this not-so important part has convinced me that I will officially turn to the castle genre for a while once Relativity is dismantled. This angle also shows the lighting access doors and the built-in theatre.
These handsome chaps have joined my signature fig in the back row to watch Lego Star Wars. Ian and Max are both good friends of mine in "real" life. Using a second generation iPod touch, I have managed to loop ten minutes of the Lego Star Wars video game cutscenes into a nice little show.
Seven lights illuminate the model from the inside.
And at last, a size representation. I do believe this is the first time I have posted a photograph of myself.
With any luck, this will be displayed at the 2012 Chicago Brickworld, so stop by and see it in person!
Thanks for stopping by, and Soli Deo Gloria!
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