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Google and LEGO bring virtual brick building app to Chrome

By Justin Kahn
Jan 29, 2014
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  1. Google and LEGO are teaming up to bring the brick building to the browser with a new LEGO Build with Chrome app. Google posted the news to its blog saying that it feels the creative freedom LEGO brings shouldn't be...

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  2. Man, I wish someone would have thought of a block building game before this. Its REVOLUTIONARY!
     
  3. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 140   +22

    Played around with it for a few minutes, the lego blocks are limited. Great time killer though.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Minecraft anyone?

    If I wasn't interested 5 years ago, I'm sure I will not be interested now.

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  5. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    Just what I've always wanted, to play with virtual Lego instead of the actual Lego I already have, which I haven't touched in 15 years. Still, if it's free I can't see this as a bad thing. Might be useful if your trying to visualize something for a friend, but then there's probably better solutions already out there.
     
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    The Lego Digital Designer software has been around for years, My son and I used to build some wild creations with it (and the block set was much more complete, including Technic and specialized blocks). At one point, you could design something and hit a button to have the kit to build your creation priced and shipped... Not sure if it still does that or not.

    Anyhow, this looks an awful lot like they just simplified and streamlined an app version of LDD for Chrome. Very cool to be able to build on top of real world scenery and locations.

    If you want to play with LDD (it's free), it can be found here:
    http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/
     

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