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LEGO Unveils World Map: The Largest Set Ever With 11,695 Pieces

06.01.21 | By
LEGO Unveils World Map: The Largest Set Ever With 11,695 Pieces
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Marking their largest set ever made, LEGO just unveiled the LEGO® Art World Map set featuring 11,695 pieces in total. The new addition to the LEGO art collection, the World Map spans 25.5″ high x 40.5″ wide (that’s just over two feet x 3 feet!) and includes a hanging hook so you can proudly hang it on the wall when complete. Enjoy the colorful finished piece or add LEGO “push pins” to track all the places you’ve been or want to go.

The set includes 40 interconnecting base plates that are divided into three sections that allow you to arrange it in one of three different ways. That allows you to place your favorite part of the world in the center of the map.

By following the instructions, the colorful ocean tiles are arranged as if they were bathymetric maps showing the topography of the ocean floor. There’s always the opportunity to go rogue and express yourself how you like by rearranging the ocean tiles to create different patterns.

If you and your family are exploring a new activity to do together other than jigsaw puzzles, this World Map set is the way to go. It will keep you busy for quite some time. The largest set I’ve built so far is around 4,600 pieces so I can only imagine the time investment in this one, but I’m dying to find out!

There’s even a curated soundtrack of travel experts tellings stories to listen to while building. If at some point you get bored with the current map layout, take it down and rebuild it for a new challenge.

The LEGO® Art World Map (31203) set is available today via LEGO.com and LEGO stores globally for US $249.99/EUR 249.99. Come August 1st, 2021, the set will be available through other retailers.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.