Google Teams up with Legos to bring Lego Building to Chrome

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Who did not like legos when they were a kid? If you did not like legos, you must have been that kid that dipped his fries in mayo. I remember spending many ours trying to create some sort of structure with legos. It did not always work out, but I had a blast doing it.

Seeing now how we are in the digital ages, kids today probably will laugh at us when we talk about the many hours we spent building things with Legos. That is where Google comes in. Google has teamed up with Legos to bring Lego building to their very own browser baby, Chrome.

Over the last few months, we’ve been working with Lego Australia, thinking about what would happen if we brought bricks to the browser.  Build is the result: our latest Chrome Experiment that lets you explore and build a new world of Lego creations together online. With 8 trillion bricks, think of Build as the largest Lego set you’ve ever seen.

Build may look simple, but this collaborative 3D building experience would not have been possible a couple of years ago…. We made the bricks with WebGL, which enables powerful 3D graphics right in the browser and demonstrates the upper limit of current WebGL graphics performance. We then mixed in Google Maps, another Aussie invention, so you can put your creation in a Lego world alongside everyone else’s.

That was posted by Lockey McGrath, product marketing manager for Google Australia and New Zealand. Pretty interesting pair up of market giants. Check the video below to see the Lego building in action.

Source: Venture Beat

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