As is the case for the majority of Rockstar Games’ titles, the vast open-world of Grand Theft Auto Online provides venturesome players with a number of spectacular environments filled with different activities to immerse themselves into and explore. From Vinewood Hills to Raton Canyon, there seems to be no end to the slew of breathtaking locations in Grand Theft Auto Online that plays a big part in making the game such a timeless yet classic experience. Now, one inventive fan has sought to bring this iconic map into the real world but using only Lego bricks.
For the uninitiated, one of the main reasons Grand Theft Auto Online is still overwhelmingly popular to this day is because of the beautifully detailed open world of Los Santos that developers invested over three years to meticulously sculpt. Even to this day, there are endless references, oddities, and novel encounters for players to discover in the various in-game regions of Los Santos and Blaine County. After all, multiple recent GTA Online UFO encounters took the community by storm, thus proving that even after eight years, the mysterious atmosphere and unpredictability of the open world is still going strong.
Now, paying tribute to Grand Theft Auto Online’s ever-expanding map, Reddit user OkQuantity553 has turned the virtual world into an astonishing real-life blocky masterpiece. Because of this impressive recreation built using only Lego bricks, OkQuantity553’s minimalism-focused build quickly amassed over 500 upvotes, as many other users from the community were left nothing short of amazed and stopped by to the reply section to commend the creator on their efforts. All-in-all, it’s clear that the public perception is that OkQuantity553 has hit the nail on the head when developing this blocky yet accurate version of the map.
Inspecting closer reveals that this physical interpretation inspired by Grand Theft Auto Online’s mini-map view of Los Santos and Blaine County has it all. Including the dock port near the International Airport’s Southside, the vast salt-rich lake known as the Alamo Sea, and the moors of the Palomino Highlands. Not only that, but even the somewhat forgotten and often ignored Paleto Cove is represented here, which is the tiny island relatively close to the coast of the main island of San Andreas.
Despite how Grad Theft Auto Online is nearing a decade old, gamers are still finding ways to keep the game alive and show off the appreciation they have for it. After all, stunning GTA Online fan art like this proves that the captivating and cinematic scenery of Los Santos has certainly become a fundamental part of gaming pop culture, often sticking with players long after putting the controller down.
Grand Theft Auto Online is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions also in development.