Even if you haven't seen one in person, you're probably at least familiar with the concept of a scratch-off world map—it hangs on the wall, you scratch off each country as you visit it, etc. But Lego Cuusoo user TPNK came up with a brilliant, far more tactile version made entirely out of—you guessed it—Lego pieces.

Presumably, you would be able to purchase single continents or even countries, so the map would be able to grow at the same rate as your travels. Small red Lego bricks would then denote each visited locale, allowing the markers to be more precise and visually interesting than mere scratch-off versions. Though there may even be markers imitating the national flags of specific countries.

And while still just a proposal at this point, the rendering seems to imply that the map would be at least partially topographic—some of the more mountainous regions do seem a bit raised—giving it yet another edge over the more traditional versions that aren't able to convey the same sense of geography.

For this world map to become a reality though, the proposal page needs at least 10,000 individuals to pledge their support. Should they reach their goal, the Cuusoo team will then review the project and decide whether or not to put it into production. And then once all 10,000 supporters and their entire living bloodline return notarized commitments, signed in triplicate, and smeared with the blood of Atlas, Cuusoo will enter another round of consideration—assuming all supporters can correctly answer their riddles three. So this thing probably ain't getting made. Still, it sure is pretty.


As of the time of this post, the map only has 215 supporters, so if this looks like something you'd like to have all your own (and why wouldn't you?), you should definitely head over here and give them your click of support. [Lego Cuusoo]

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