Explore Google Maps in LEGO Form

Brick Street View
Brick Street View / Brick Street View

Google Street View is an amazing tool that allows you to explore places all over the world without ever leaving your home. But walking through the Taj Mahal on your computer can get dull pretty quickly—so Stockholm developer Einar Öberg made a mod to mix things up. Brick Street View is a unique website that lets you explore the far corners of the Earth as if everything was made of LEGO bricks. 

The new spin on Google Maps lets you explore in a similar fashion: you can drag the map around, or you can search for specific places. If you drag your new LEGO minifig friend around, you can drop her into LEGO street view. From there, you can see the bricked world, complete with plastic flowers, trees, and cars. Here are just some of the sights you can enjoy.

Dropping my friend into NYC

Visiting the park near the Mental Floss office

Mount Rushmore

A great view from the Eiffel Tower

The Taj Mahal looking a little wonky

[h/t: CityLab.com]