This is not Stephen Hawking – or is it?

Very cool – Amazon.com apparently sells a Lego set with  which you can build your own Stephen Hawking. And it looks awesome. Now adults have excuses again to play with Lego – who’s next? Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, or Albert Einstein? No, just kidding. I was stunned by the look of Lego-Hawking:

(Source: http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/the-grand-lego-design-a-stephen-hawking-lego-model-2013038/)

What are we looking at here? Perception and cognition together create the illusion that we are looking at Stephen Hawking, though in fact it’s just a structured pile of Lego bricks. Very interesting once one is aware of it. It provides another excuse to go and experiment with Lego… Knipogende emoticon