This isn't an old-school kit full of squared-off bricks. The backbone consists of 40 interconnecting base plates that go inside a brick frame. Thousands of small round tiles can be positioned to create three different 2D versions of the world map, each of which centers on a different part of the globe.
While the continents are well defined, the look of the ocean is up to the builder. Lego Group said in a statement on Tuesday that "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."
You can place Lego pins on all the places you've visited. Or you can just stare at the map and dream of all the locations you might go.
To enhance the experience, the set comes with a soundtrack full of travel stories from bloggers and adventurers.
The World Map comes out on June 1 for $250, £230 or AU$400. Lego recommends the complex set for ages 18 and up.