Build a LEGO Creation without Leaving Your Cube

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 27th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/27/12
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