Friday Fun: Escher’s Relativity in Star Wars Lego

This week’s Friday Fun post will have your small Star Wars lego fans wishing that they sold this set at Toys R Us, and your large Star Wars fans wishing they had this much time and creativity. I can’t help but be impressed with this reproduction of M.C. Escher’s Relativity made entirely with Star Wars lego. Created by Paul Vermeesch, this 1x1x1 foot model recreates the original Star Wars Trilogy, in order, counter-clockwise from the top left of the model. And it lights up. We’ve featured creative uses of Star Wars lego here at 4mothers before (not including the creative way they’re often left on the floor of the 4mothers’ living rooms) but this takes the prize for full-out lego geekery. It’s awesome.

Be sure to check out the other photos of the model posted by Paul on his webpage because the level of detail in this model is amazing.

Photo credit: Paul Vermeesch at


Clone Love

With two boys in the house under the age of ten, it is rare that a day goes by without the words “Star” and “Wars” being said by one or the both of them.  So it’s probably because I am so deeply immersed in all things Star Wars that I find these pictures so clever and charming.  Star Wars fans will appreciate these carefully-composed photos by photographer Kristina Alexanderson. Alexanderson, a Swedish amateur photographer, has been taking so-called “family photos” of a Star Wars action figure Stormtrooper, and his Lego family in various familiar and sometimes tender poses every day since the beginning of 2011 as part of her CClones 365 project. What’s so remarkable about them is how well Alexanderson has captured the intimacy between parent and child with a couple of pieces of articulated plastic. Have a look:

A Trooper in the air

Is it rebel-missile's or is it ordinary summer weather?

Hiking on the bike

All images by Kristina Alexanderson. For more of her photos, check out her blog (in Swedish) and her Flickr photostream.

Better Here Than Inside a Tauntaun

Clearly, I am the mother of boys and am brainwashed. Some people want a Bugaboo stroller or a Mountain Buggy. Not me. If I ever have another child, I want my child to navigate the city streets in this:

photo at Star Wars Accessory For My Stage in Life | Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

From Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy.