Inspired by a printed LEGO 2×2 map tile, I decided to take treasure hunting to a whole new level with a 3D LEGO map! Sail ho, me hearties!
For reference, here’s a close-up of the LEGO tile, courtesy of BrickLink:
Although this is a creation I built over a year ago, it’s still one of my favorites. I had a great time in the build process, and besides, treasure maps are always such fun!
True to the original tile, I plunked an anchor down right here… presumably it means that there’s good harbor on this side of the island!
X marks the spot!
I decided that I wanted to keep at least part of this MOC on my desk, but the whole thing was using up far too many pieces! So I downsized to just one island… and, in fact, I can hardly say which one I like better!
This micro-ship design has become a classic for me. I developed it probably over three years ago, and it has figured in dozens of MOCs of mine since!
Someday I hope to revisit this concept with large renditions of other LEGO map tiles – but until then, you might be interested in the following posts:
- Danger in the Mine
- Forestman Cottage Breakdown
- Tree Trials: 8 Unique Ways to Build a LEGO Palm Tree
- St. Louis Skyline