World Map (31203) Coming Soon (biggest set ever!)

World Map (31203) Coming Soon

The LEGO® Group unveiled the latest set in the Art theme. Additionally, it has dethroned the Colosseum as the largest LEGO set of all time in terms of brick count. Of course, keep in mind that the pieces in an Art kit consist mostly of 1×1 plates or tiles. All the same, this set is large. Measuring over a meter wide, the World Map (31203) is coming soon from LEGO® Art. Additionally, the LEGO® Group sent me a pre-release copy for review. While I am still working on assembling the set, you can catch the unboxing and set reveal video below.

The official press release from the LEGO® Group described the World Map as follows:

The new LEGO Art World Map can be reimagined in a number of different ways to express the personality and travel memories or wishes of different builders. Customizable brick-built pins can be placed to mark out destinations already visited or highlight those still on the builder’s bucket list to give this masterpiece a personal twist before it’s proudly displayed.

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 favorite part of the world in the center of your map.

The oceans on this 25.5 in. (65cm) high and 40.5 in. (104 cm) wide masterpiece can also be tailored to be a true expression of each builder’s style: the tiles can be arranged in a manner inspired by bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor by following the building instructions, or builders can express themselves more freely and creatively by arranging the tiles as they wish and exploring different patterns and motifs instead.

World Map (31203) Coming soon
Photo used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

SET SUMMARY

  • NAME: World Map
  • SET #: 31203
  • THEME: Art
  • COST: $349.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 11,695
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2021
  • COST/BRICK: $0.03 (amazing value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: N/A
Photo used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

The World Map is an interesting product for AFOL travel enthusiasts. When I was young, I used to collect coins from the countries I had travelled to on family vacations. I used sticky tack to paste them onto a map of the world on my wall. Later, in my adult years, my wife and I bought a cork globe. Subsequently, we have stuck pins into it in locations we have visited. I am keen to do the same using this World Map set. Perhaps I will identify places in the world where I have gone LEGO® shopping. What are your thoughts on the World Map (31203) coming soon? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

World Map (31203) coming soon
Photo used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

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