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The LEGO Art World Map is the newest member of the company’s expansive Art collection line, and it even gives you a little leeway for creative tweaks. While the construction isn’t as complex as others, getting 11,695 2D LEGO tiles just right will still be a challenge. In total, the set is 25.5 inches (65cm) high and 40.5 inches (104cm) wide, and you can even hang it on your wall when you’re done.
The set includes building instructions to properly map the 40 interconnected base plates, but divides them into three sections that you can then arrange in one of three ways. It allows you to place your favorite part of the world in the center of your map. You can even use customizable brick-built pegs to mark the countries you’ve already traveled to, if you wish.
Colorful tiles allow you to get creative when it comes to the oceans. You can use them to express the bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor (which represents a representation of the depth of the ocean floor) or you can add fun patterns as you wish.
Be sure to check out the accompanying soundtrack for the set as you build. LEGO teamed up with Torbjørn C. Pedersen (who was the first to visit each country on an uninterrupted journey without flying) and Syazwani Baumgartner (a blogger who has experienced some of the most remote places on Earth) to collect fascinating traveler stories.
“We know our adult fans love to travel, but many have not been able to do it for over a year now. We thought there was no better way to help them discover the world while relaxing in the comfort of their home than by letting them build, rebuild, plan and reminisce through building. We hope the LEGO Art World Map will inspire new adventures for some and help others relive and celebrate wonderful travel memories from the past, ”said Fiorella Groves, Creative Lead for LEGO Art.
The LEGO Art World Map set retails for $ 249.99 and will be available exclusively from LEGO in June 2021. It will be available worldwide from other retailers from August.