How-To Geek

Build a LEGO Creation without Leaving Your Cube

Just because you’re stuck at your desk doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a little fun. At BuildWithChrome you can slap together virtual LEGO bricks with ease.

The site, a collaboration between Google and LEGO, shows you a massive map of Australia and New Zealand covered in thousands of LEGO base plates. Zoom in, select a base plate, and get building. The block selection is fairly limited (you can work with the kind of blocks you’d find in a generic LEGO brick pack) but it’s still quite a bit of fun.

When I took it for a test drive, I started simple by building a house-like structure:

With the addition of a few more pieces it would be possible to pull off the wizard shop my wife and daughter just built:

None the less, it’s still a fun little diversion. Hit up the link below to take the LEGO builder for a spin. While the site should work for any modern HTML 5 enabled browser, we had the best luck using Chrome. Thanks Kevin P!

Build With Chrome

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/27/12

Comments (2)

  1. Tony Bullard

    How am I supposed to get anything done knowing this exists?

  2. R

    I wondered why my house looked different when I got home last night.
    From: New Zealand!

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