LEGO Art 31203 World Map is hiding a cultural secret

A builder has spotted a cultural Easter egg within the biggest LEGO set yet, 31203 World Map, as teased by Fiorella Groves in the designer video.

The LEGO designer video for 31203 World Map featured Fiorella Groves hinting at a hidden reference within the set that only she knew about. Well, it would appear that a builder from The Brothers Brick Facebook has found the Easter egg.

“There is an Easter egg in there, I won’t tell you where it is,” teased Fiorella in the video. “But I can tell you that this Easter egg means a lot to me, I’m from Hong Kong originally and I speak Cantonese and my Chinese culture means a lot to me growing up in London.”

LEGO 31203 World Map character

From that slither of information, Carl Gomberg was able to find a Chinese character hidden within the pacific ocean, which uses the green bricks to contrast slightly against the blue, leaving a distinct shape. That character translates to “Li”, which in turn sounds like Lee, the designer’s middle name.

It’s a small touch that whilst not recognisable to most builders, will mean a lot to Fiorella Groves and is just a small example of how the LEGO employees like to leave their mark on the sets they make.

LEGO Art 31203 World Map is available now with 11,695 pieces for £229.99 / $249.99 / €249.99.

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