Biggest ever set yet, yes, by creating a map of the world with single studs the people of Billund have smashed the previous high piece score tally by a country mile.
There are 11,695 “elements” in this 2D representation of the earth, and it has customisable brick-built pins to mark out destinations you’ve already visited or highlight those on your bucket list.
The set’s building instructions show how the 40 interconnecting base plates are divided into three sections for the build that can be arranged in one of three different ways, allowing you to place your favourite part of the world in the centre of your map.
The oceans on this 25.5 in. (65cm) high and 40.5 in. (104 cm) wide masterpiece can also be tailored, we’re so excited. There is an accompanying soundtrack featuring stories from travel experts has been curated to immerse listeners in their passion for exploration as they build. The soundtrack features travellers’ tales from bloggers and adventurers including Torbjørn C. Pedersen, the first person to visit every country in the world in one unbroken journey without flying, and blogger Syazwani Baumgartner who has experienced some of the most remote places on the planet.
Fiorella Groves, Creative Lead for LEGO Art, commented: “We know that our adult fans love to travel, but many haven’t been able to do so for over a year now. We thought that there was no better way of helping explore the world while relaxing in the comfort of their home than by allowing them to build, rebuild, plan and reminisce through building. We hope the LEGO Art World Map will inspire new adventures in some, and help others relive and celebrate wonderful travel memories from the past.”
The LEGO® Art World Map (31203) will be available from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores globally from 1st June 2021 priced from £249.99 and will become available from other retailers globally from 1st August 2021.
About the soundtrack
The soundtrack features travel stories from:
- Syazwani Baumgartner from the “Travel Muse Family” blog who shares her experience of visiting one of the most remote villages in the world.
- Torbjørn C. Pedersen who was the first person in history to visit every country in one unbroken journey without flying.
- Dane & Stacey, a New Zealand couple who run a travel YouTube channel called “Daneger & Stacey”, who speak about a trip to the Cook Islands.
- Ernest White II who is an American travel TV producer and host.
- Fiorella Groves, a LEGO designer and travel lover.