The biggest ever LEGO set is now 31203 World Map, with an incredible 11,695 pieces – it is part of the mosaic style Art range though, rather than a traditional model.
To capitalise on the pent-up desire for international travel, the LEGO Group is declaring that travel is ‘firmly back on the map’ with the new LEGO Art 31203 World Map set. It’s the largest ever LEGO set with an incredible 11,695 pieces – about 11,000 of those are single tiles though, so don’t get too excited about the price-per-piece cost.
UK Price: £229.99
USA Price: $249.99
Piece count: 11,695
Release date: June 1
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From June 1, fans will be able to add this enormous 65cm x 104 cm LEGO Art set to their collection. Forty individual baseplates make up the set, with different configuration options meaning that you don’t have to follow the traditional Europe-centric world map.
Instructions for the oceans are inspired by bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor, but the press release suggests builders may want to decorate the oceans in their own way.
As with previous LEGO Art sets, there’s a special building soundtrack to listen to while starting the journey, featuring travel experts 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.
‘We know that our adult fans love to travel, but many haven’t been able to do so for over a year now,’ says LEGO Creative Lead Fiorella Groves. ‘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.’