Lego and Google Connect to Create 3D Lego Modeling Software


It’s an exciting time for Lego fans.

Lego has teamed up with Google to create “Build With Chrome,” an app that allows designers to build their very own 3D models, using nothing but virtual 3D Lego bricks.

The developers (no doubt, Lego lovers themselves!) have called the app “The largest Lego set the world has ever seen.” This app features 3D modeling software that allows users to create Lego structures inside their browsers.

The project was started in 2012, originating from experiments conducted by Google in Australia. The project is now open to anyone. Users from around the world can create 3D Lego structures, and can browse through other structures in different countries. The interface is designed to be easy-to-use and fun, and allows builders to create and design their very own virtual 3D masterpieces.

Offering features such as bricks, doors, and windows, the site allows for a good first introduction to building or modeling 3D structures. Once you are satisfied with your online Lego creation, you can save it and share it with other Google+ users. Don’t fear if you don’t consider yourself an architect, the new site also offers a “Builders Academy” for beginners, with tutorials and challenges to help increase your building expertise, offering you a chance at becoming the next “Master Builder.”

The 3D Lego Google building app is available for both mobile and desktop-based users. Google designed the Lego modeling software with mobile and touchscreens in mind, while keeping it accessible for traditional computer setups, to make sure no Lego lover is left out of the fun.

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  • annmarieshillito

    This is a great move by Lego and I wonder if Lego lovers will also be able to design, construct and customised their own Lego units in 3D modelling software and import them into ‘Build with Chrome’ to use in their virtual builds to truly make a creative activity that includes artists as well.