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Lego online? Lego goes hi-tech

Lego online?  Lego goes hi-tech

If you have kids and computers you may already be current on everything and anything Lego.  Still, for those who aren’t familiar with the little plastic building bricks-cum-carpet landmines, travel back through the mists of toy time to the year 2012.  Google had just introduced the world to an interesting, fun experiment they called Build with Chrome.

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Lego/Build with Chrome

The WebGL tool Build with Chrome was essentially a virtual Lego program that allowed select in-the-know users to play with the plastic building bricks in their browsers.  Today, two years later, Google has officially released this virtual toy tool making it available to anyone anywhere in the world.   When first created, users were limited to staking out property in Australia and were limited to publishing their creations there as well.

Today users may build their structures anywhere across the globe.   In fact it now includes a geographic feature that allows players to browse what their Google+ pals have built and to browse original creations by geographical location.  It’s even possible to filter by certain types of creations such as buildings.

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Lego/Build with Chrome

Spokespeople for Google state that users can even play with virtual Lego bricks using the Android version of Chrome providing they use a device that has “high-end graphics capabilities.”  Currently, Build with Chrome also has a promotional angle to it as the tutorial series includes scenes and characters from the yet to be released  Lego Movie.   Not only has Lego gone hi-tech but they have also made it much easier on your bare feet in the middle of the night.

(Images courtesy of MCSaatchi and MoxieCode)

About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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