Monday, July 2, 2012

Google 'Build' brings LEGO right in your chrome browser.

LEGO has always been a craze among kids and also adults from a long time and has gained popularity around the world. LEGO is also pretty much a part of Google offices across the world. As a part LEGO Festival of Play online which marks the 50th anniversary of the LEGO in Australia, Google Australia and New Zealand announced; "Build with Chrome" or 'Build' for short. Build is the result of the latest Chrome Experiment. Build lets you explore and build a new world of LEGO creations together online.

Although Build looks like a simple Web App, this might not have been possible a couple years ago. Its proves the fact as to how far browser technology has come, which is making the internet an ever more creative platform. Build has been developed on the WebGL platform which brings the power of 3D graphics right in the browser.

All that being said its all about having fun creating something on a 32x32 platform with 12 different shapes of bricks available in 10 different colours that's made available to you. There are also doors and windows made available under the extras tab. The fun part however is that you can select an empty plot on your preferred location which is currently only restricted to the map of Australia and New Zealand and build your own creation for the world to see. Although Google plans to expand to more Maps around the world. All the creation are subjected to Approval before they take a permanent place on the plot.

Check out this time-lapse video of the Sydney Harbour Bridge using Build with Chrome.


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