Build with Chrome: create a Lego-building anywhere in the world




Build with Chrome: create a Lego-building anywhere in the world
January 30

You loved as a child to collect different buildings and figurines made ​​of Lego? And maybe now I would gather to Do a couple of cool houses? If so, a joint project of Google and Lego will become your favorite toy.

Here you do not just create buildings and figurines of familiar detalek designer, but also put them anywhere in the world on Google-map, and publish the results of their effort on Google+ or other social networks.

House on the beach, a ziggurat in the Arctic Circle, the tower in the center of New York – with Build with Chrome possible.

With this, you can experiment with the designer on any device: PC, smartphone or tablet.
Before constructing

Before you start your building, you can see what other people come up with. You click on any object of interest on the map and see it in detail, showing the architect.

others’ creations

If you doubt their abilities, you can pass the “Academy” where the master explains how to manage views, filter blocks, their color, etc.

master builder
Choose a place

Now you can start building their masterpieces. Initially, you are given a random area near your location. You can agree to build on it or click on “Find More”, then you will be offered another area, too, is in your city.

map with points

If you are not interested in building a familiar terrain, can not agree on the proposed site, and first choose a location on the map.

When you decide the platform, for example, in New Zealand or Alaska, press “open a retractable panel” at the bottom of the screen. If anyone in that area already built, you will see other people’s work in the tab “popular”, if not, will tell you that there is still no one has built and you have space for activity. Press “build”, and more!

begin construction
Almost real Lego

So, you find yourself on the gray area for construction, which can rotate, zoom in and out. You have 3000 units in stock – enough for a huge intricate skyscraper, not to mention a more simple structure.

ziggurat lh

14 kinds of basic building blocks, an additional 7, including windows and other unusual Circuits, 10 blocks of color options. During construction, you can easily change color, flip blocks and remove them. Circuits are exactly as in childhood, and even heard the distinctive sound of clicks into place.

Process captures even those who have never been particularly fond of this Lego (I to), and those who must be a real gift.

When the building is ready, you can publish it.
Show all

To finalize press “publish”, ready viewing option from different angles and get a link. You can immediately publish its creation in Google+, and a link to use for other social networks.


If your friends from the community after watching too will have a desire to elevate the world Lego masterpieces, you will see them in a slide-out panel design.
Pros and Cons

Of the minuses of this amusing experiment Google and Lego include:

No tactile sensations in the collection of the designer. Fine motor skills, this virtual constructor certainly will not develop, but it is not for children created.
Takes time. In fact, it’s just another “zalipalka”, which will give you nothing but pleasure and pride in a small beautiful building. However, it is not so little.

Plus the following:

Do not step on the Circuits. Probably all remember those horrific moments.
Build not just on the panel, and anywhere in the world on Google maps. If you have enough imagination and perseverance, you can create an entire city to make incredible design in unlikely places and feel like a god-architect.
Build anywhere anytime. You do not need to carry in your pocket Circuits Lego to start collecting it in a lunch break at work, you can take yourself affair in traffic or waiting in line, so that the time flies by.

Be careful – it’s addictive.

Build with Chrome


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