For many, the pandemic has inspired wanderlust. To help inspire excitement in the notion of travel again, LEGO is today releasing its Art World Map. Fiorella Groves, creative lead for LEGO Art, said, “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 new set is LEGO’s biggest ever with 11,695 pieces and is inspired by bathymetric mapping (the measurement of water depth) of the ocean floor. The LEGO Art World Map will transport LEGO builders to another world as they are able to customize their brick building with pins that they can use to map out their desired destinations or places they have already visited.
The map can also be arranged into three different configurations through 40 interconnecting base plates that are divided into three sections, putting a LEGO builder’s favorite destinations front and center. The map is designed so that builders can customize the map in different ways, such as allowing their favorite part of the world to be in the center of the map or rearranging the tiles to explore different patterns and motifs.
Once constructed, the map measures 25.5 inches high by 40.5 inches wide and comes with a soundtrack that features stories from travel experts from around the world that have been curated to inspire LEGO builders. Among the featured world-travels are tales from Torbjørn C. Pedersen, who was the “first person in history to visit every country in unbroken journey without flying,” LEGO said. The Art World Map also comes with a coffee-table instruction booklet, white brick-built frame, and two hanging elements for displaying.
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