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LEGO micro world map
my tiny little world map made out of LEGO!
About this creation

(You can also read this article on my blog!)

After finishing my LEGO globe I wanted to make another earth-related build. But this time not big and round but tiny and flat!;)


This is the result:


LEGO micro world map


LEGO micro world map - view 1 LEGO micro world map - view 2
LEGO micro world map - view 3 LEGO micro world map - view 4
LEGO micro world map - view 5 LEGO micro world map - view 6
LEGO micro world map - view 7 LEGO micro world map - view 8
LEGO micro world map - stand 1 LEGO micro world map - stand 2


And here are some facts:


  • The micro world map is 16x8 studs small.

  • It is only 4 plates high!

  • The micro world map (including the stand) consists of 74 bricks in total, thereof 51 white ones.

  • There are 11 colors in this build (without white).


Some background information:


The idea for this build came up long ago to me. Since I remember, I linked the wedge plate 3x2 left with the continent of south america. The contour of this brick seems perfect for me to represent this continent. So I started to build all the other continents in the same scale. ;) It turned out that this scale led to a nice 16 by 8 size of the whole build.


As for my LEGO globe, I wanted the micro world map to be as precise as possible. So I printed out a “real” map of the earth, layed a grid over it and scribbled some LEGO bricks. Here the final result of this scribbling:


LEGO micro world map - scribbling


The next decision was the color choice. I decided to make the background clear white and “paint” the earth in rainbow-colors;) Therefore I chose


  • purple, blue and dark green for north america,

  • blue and medium blue for south america.

  • green, yellow and orange for europe,

  • lime and green for africa,

  • red and dark red for asia and

  • reddish brown for australia.


I didn't know that it is hard to find 1x1 plates in dark green or purple (the prices for these little bricks are way to high.. ;) ). And too bad there are no purple or reddish brown plates 1x1 modified with tooth..


As for every real map, a compass rose shouldn't be missing. So I chose the round 2x2 tile with star wars pattern. ;)


Just in case you want to rebuild this micro world map, here is a “layer-by-layer-”instruction:

LEGO micro world map - built up


And finally a picture of this micro world map next to my LEGO globe ;)


LEGO micro world map - next to globe


I hope you enjoyed this build – thanks for stopping by!


I would love to hear your comments!




Comments

 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Simple, cool and decorative. I really enjoyed this MOC!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Wicked cool. Down for a micro game of Risk?
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Nice work!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Awesome! Great little piece! I like how you demonstrated the accurateness!
 I made it 
  March 14, 2013
Quoting Robbie Trengove Awesome! I'd like to build this and have it on display at the English school where I work.
well - thats why I added the layer-by-layer-instruction;) a school seems to be a great place to have LEGO and a world map!
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Very cool. I do want to let you know that "Choosed" is not grammatically correct. The word should be "Chose" but whatever, nobody really reads the text anyway. Lovely little work.
thank you! at least you read it and therefore I chose to change "choosed" to "chose" ;)
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Very cool. I do want to let you know that "Choosed" is not grammatically correct. The word should be "Chose" but whatever, nobody really reads the text anyway. Lovely little work.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Great idea! And so simple to realize it. I like it!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
This is absolutely lovely! Great idea, solid build.
 I like it 
  March 14, 2013
Awesome!
dirk b
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Robbie Trengove
  March 13, 2013
Awesome! I'd like to build this and have it on display at the English school where I work.
 
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