Wednesday is Illusion Day. Every Wednesday, we feature a contemporary illusion, or a variation on a classic illusion.

We’re visiting Legoland in Carlsbad, California, so it seems fitting to feature a Lego illusion this week. After very careful consideration of the many wonderful illusions that Lego fans have built, it is clear we must go with 16-year-old Paul Vermeesch’s creation.

Vermeesch recreated M.C. Escher’s “Relativity” with Legos.

Awesome, right?

But you haven’t heard the best part yet.

He did it with a Star Wars theme.

From. the. original. trilogy.


Credit: Paul Vermeesch



Paul Versmeesch


The rest of us non-Jedi builders can start with a simpler impossible Lego triangle.


Susana Martinez-Conde