File Under Awesome: London Tube Map Recreated With Lego Bricks

Sent my way by just about everyone this morning, this Lego map is one of five located at Tube stations across London as another part of the Tube’s 150th birthday celebrations. Each map shows the Tube at a different stage of development from the 1920s right through to the version shown here: a near-future map for 2020.

Painstakingly assembled from thousands of Lego bricks, the map looks great, although Neil Bennett from Digital Arts notes that its actual usefulness is pretty limited:

"… in the few moments we were there, tourists and travellers attempted to use the map to navigate their way across London and soon wandered off in search of a real map looking confused. Others were more impressed, and joined us in snapping photos of the map."

Seeing as the maps are more art than information design, I don’t really see this as a huge problem, myself. The maps will remain on display at King’s Cross (this map), South Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park, and Stratford stations over the summer, and then will be transferred to the London Transport Museum.

(Sources: Design Arts, BuzzFeed UK — with more pictures of the map)

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    #transportationdomination
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    I wish I had built this as a kid! Instead I was building elaborate cat houses out of K’NEX.
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    yes awesome indeed :)
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    This is bullshit. I can’t even build a house without using multiple colors of bricks.
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