The wonders of the world in LEGO form

If you've ever dreamed of visiting the world's wonders but didn't want to actually travel the world (really?!?), you're in luck. Sort of. Artist, author, and "LEGO aficionado" Warren Elsmore has built model sculptures of the world's most renowned sites -- from the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge, to the Grand Canyon and the Colosseum -- and has put them on display in his new book, Brick Wonders, for you to enjoy from the comfort of your hard desk chair.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom (part of Elsmore's "Brick City" series)

Giza, Egypt

Old London Bridge, London, United Kingdom

Grand Canyon, Arizona

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain (part of the "Brick City" series) 

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy (part of the "Brick City" series)

The Great Wall of China

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France (part of the "Brick City" series)

Stone Henge, United Kingdom 

Aurora Australis, Antarctica

International Space Station -- where the first Instagram in space was taken last week.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She wishes she spent her childhood making more sophisticated LEGO structures. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.