Topographic LEGO Maps Show Migration Data

March 3, 2011


Seen here proving he has zero clue what the world actually looks like, artist Samuel Granados creates 3-D maps out of LEGO blocks that show migration data. Oh c'mon -- BIRDS CAN'T READ LEGO!

His project is very funny: a 3D cartogram about emigration and inmigration between american countries. But in true 3D: made with Lego pieces, as he explains, "to seize the space of the exhibition" and "allow you to watch teh cartogram from different perspectives".

One side of the map show the emigrants of each zone, the opposite shows the inmigrants (both represented by the volume of the pieces).

Being pretty sure inmigrantion is a made up word aside, I'd like to imagine dude actually said "teh" in his quotation, like that's the way he talks. Me? With a lisp. Which, fun fact, 'The King's Speech' was actually based on me. "Uh, I'm pretty sure that was King George VI and it was a stuttering problem." Whatever, I heard that dude died trying to bang a horse. "That was Catherine the Great and it's not even true." Really? Because that's not what Mr. Ed said! Claims it was his great-great uncle that did her in. All part of an elaborate Animal Farm conspiracy.

Hit the jump for several more shots, including the finished product that for some reason nobody bothered taking pictures of from both sides.




A cartogram done in real 3D [infographicnews]
Making Maps with LEGO [technabob]

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