The New LEGO World Map Can Help You Plan a Future Trip

published Jun 1, 2021
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Each new LEGO release transports fans into a new world, either real or imaginary. But the iconic toy brick company’s latest set will actually help take you to new places. At 11,695 pieces, the new LEGO Art World Map not only features the most pieces out of any LEGO set in history, but it’s also a fully customizable experience, inspiring globetrotters to plan out their dream destinations once they’ve put together the 2D tiles.

Available on June 1, the World Map features customizable brick pins that allow users to either mark places they’ve visited or pin down bucket list travel destinations they hope to visit soon. Not only does this 25.5 inch x 40.5 inch board function as a travel tool of sorts, but it is a truly unique display piece to add to any LEGO lover’s existing collection.

The map can be customized via 40 interconnecting base plates that are divided into three sections, with instructions that detail how the map can be arranged so your favorite part of the world is the center of your map. Even the oceans on this rectangular set can be customized — builders can arrange the ocean floor inspired by bathymetric mapping (don’t worry, there are detailed building instructions), or they can express their creativity by arranging the tiles as they like and explore different patterns and motifs.

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Along with a white brick frame and two hanging elements for easy wall display, the set includes an accompanying soundtrack curated with stories from travel experts, bloggers, and adventurers to “immerse listeners in their passion for exploration as they build,” noted the official LEGO news release announcing the launch.

This immersive set makes for a great collector’s item while also serving up travel inspiration for any post-pandemic trips. Fiorella Groves, Creative Lead for LEGO Art, said in a statement: “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.”