Let's play with bricks... on Google maps

Chrome + LEGO: You can build whatever you like

by Serena L. Rosato
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TECHNOLOGY_ For LEGO's fanatic and everybody who likes playing with bricks, now Google Chrome offers the opportunity to play online using different bricks and building techniques to create loads of cool new things. 

Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome. Let’s Build! Think of it as the world’s biggest LEGO® set. It’s really easy to use: just click to place a brick.

You can build a dinosaur, a skyscraper, an alien or… pretty much whatever you like. Just choose a plot anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Build something, publish it on the map, and share it with your friends.

 

 

 

 Here below the announcement shared on their official blog. 

 

  • Think back: you’ve just dumped a bin of LEGO® bricks onto the floor with a satisfying crash, and you have the whole day ahead of you to build whatever you want. There’s something pretty amazing about being able to piece together your ideas with just a collection of colorful bricks. 

    Well, we think the creative freedom of LEGO bricks shouldn’t be limited to plastic bins—which is the idea behind Build with Chrome, a collaboration between Chrome and the LEGO Group that brought these colorful bricks to the web using WebGL, a 3D graphics technology. It was originally built by a team in Australia as an experiment, and now we’re opening it up to everybody. So now you can publish your wacky creations to any plot of land in the world.

     

    We’ve added a few new features to make it easier to build and explore this digital world of LEGO creations. To start, you can now sign in with a Google+ account to help find stuff that people in your circles have created. A new categorization system for completed Builds will help you sort and filter for specific types of structures. 

    To hone your engineering skills and prepare for the upcoming “THE LEGO® MOVIE™ ,” you can explore the Build Academy, a series of short tutorials and challenges featuring characters and structures from the film. 

    If it feels more natural to use your hands—rather than a mouse—you can build your creations using a touchscreen on your phone or tablet with Chrome for Android support for WebGL on devices with high-end graphics capabilities.

    As big fans of LEGO, we’re excited to see what you come up with to fill this new world. Share your creations onGoogle+ and we’ll reshare the most inventive ones. 


Posted by Adrian Soghoian, Product Marketing Manager and Beginning Builder











 

 

www.buildwithchrome.com 

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)