You can now build your LEGOs on the Internet

By on June 27, 2012
submit to reddit

Google and LEGO partners up for virtual LEGO project.

Tags:

Those of us who are too lazy to take out their LEGO boxes from their cupboards, dust them off, and physically make whatever they want, fear no more. You can just do it on the the Internet. The future predicted by Wall-E is near, I can write it down for you.

Anyways, so how is this possible? By Google’s Build website. The search giant has partnered with LEGO to allow anyone to create virtual LEGO structures on a LEGO-ized version of Google Maps. The video belows gives an example of how one can be made.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnRIRSvHJg&version=3&hl=en_US]

The purpose of the website is to showcase the power of WebGL, “which enables powerful 3D graphics right in the browser and demonstrates the upper limit of current WebGL graphics performance,” according to Google, and also pop collars on Chrome’s ability to render them (the website is not exclusive to Chrome, by the way).

At the moment, you can only view or place your LEGO creations on Australia (because this and Google Maps are an “Aussie invention”, so we guess they get first dibs?), but support for other countries is the in works.


About

Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

Comments
Most Read
Most Commented
Competitions
Win two Toshiba AT200 tablets

This festive season Toshiba has 2 tablets to giveaway.

Win an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Thanks to MSI we have an great AMD FM2 motherboard to giveaway.

Win a Nokia Asha 311

Thanks to Nokia we have a great entry-level smartphone to giveaway.