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M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Minecraft never ceases to amaze, from programmable pianos to serial killers. But now someone has tackled M. C. Escher's famous Relativity lithograph from 1953 that depicts a world not bound by the normal laws of gravity. It's an amazing puzzle of a three-dimensional world trapped in a two-dimensional image. Bergenco's version does it justice.

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Here's the original by M. C. Escher.

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

But this isn't the first time a Minecrafter has tried to recreate Relativity. Others have tried to build the sideways and upside-down staircases and awkwardly matching handrails in their sharp edged Minecraft homes. This is Bekalb's simpler version...

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Closer view:

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

And here's an earlier version Bekalb worked on...

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Also, cyphern's version of Relativity looks a bit more elaborate, though it's missing the handrail system...

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Bergenco's version is definitely the best out of the bunch, but I can't help but think that it could still be improved. This really makes me want to give in and fire up Minecraft for the first time, see what I can do. Has anyone else made a Relativity house? I remember before the time of Minecraft, people used to try and recreate these optical illusions with LEGOs.

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

How about something a little smaller, like the impossible cube, which comes from the obvious ambiguity of the Necker Cube, presented wonderfully in Escher's Belvedere litograth, where a little boy is playing with a type of impossible object.

M. C. Escher's Gravity Defying Relativity Illusion Recreated in Minecraft

Me... I think I'll start with that. Not the whole thing... just the cube.

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Aaahhh!!! So insanely cool!!!!!

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