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This Halo 5 Warzone map is inspired by Silent Cartographer

The latest Warzone map for Halo 5: Guardians (opens in new tab) is inspired by Halo: Combat Evolved's revered Silent Cartographer level, and you can take a good, long look at it… in Mega Bloks form.

Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed the Raid on Apex 7 level at Comic-Con International in San Diego today, saying it's the largest map yet for the already huge 12v12vNPCs multiplayer mode. And it showed the whole thing off with a 89,500-brick Mega Bloks scale model of the stage, as GameSpot (opens in new tab) reports.

It's kind of like that huge battle diorama (opens in new tab) built for the Halo 3 "Believe" campaign, but with colorful plastic bricks instead of little screaming marines. The model is a cool (if terribly impractical) way to get a feel for Raid on Apex 7's layout and potential tactics, including a huge Forerunner Spire at the center of the island, beaches patrolled by Covenant forces, and a cave network perfect for infiltrating otherwise defensible areas.

Half-ton Mega Bloks model aside, 343 still had my interest as soon as it put "Silent Cartographer" and "huge, hectic multiplayer" together. Make sure to read our E3 2015 Halo 5 preview (opens in new tab) for more impressions of Warzone mode in action.

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