Google and LEGO partners up for virtual LEGO project.
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.
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.