Google makes the world a playboard for Legos | Bangkok Post: tech

Tech >

Google makes the world a playboard for Legos

  • Published: | Viewed: 1,989 | Comments: 0
  • Online news:
  • Writer: AFP
- +

Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world. 

Google lets Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser

"There's something pretty amazing about being able to piece together your ideas with just a collection of colorful bricks," Google product marketing manager Adrian Soghoian said in a blog post.

"Well, we think the creative freedom of Lego bricks shouldn’t be limited to plastic bins -- which is the idea behind Build with Chrome."

The browser application was originally built as an experiment by a team in Australia, but was opened to the public on Tuesday in an apparent tie-in to "The Lego Movie" due out in February.

"More than one million builders have explored the new world of Lego creations downunder and published 66,000 builds, demonstrating the possibilities of the web as a creative canvas," Google said at its official blog in Australia.

Versions of the Build application have also been tailored for Android-powered touchscreen smartphones or tablets with high-end graphics capabilities, according to Soghoian.

Bangkok Post online classifieds

Try buying & selling goods and properties 24/7 in our classifieds which has high purchasing power local & expatriate audience from within Thailand and around the world.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments