We hope you weren’t thinking of doing anything important today – Google, together with LEGO Australia, has just let loose upon the internet a Chrome experiment that’s going to be the bane of managers everywhere. The two companies have essentially allowed the internet to play with 8 trillion LEGO blocks right from the comfort of their (office) seats. The Chrome experiment basically allows you to play with LEGO blocks, allowing you to make anything you want, and after diligent screening (we’re pretty sure Google and LEGO doesn’t want giant sized LEGO genitalia marring the Australian landscape, do we?) allows it to be placed in any point in the Australian map. Here’s how Google explains it:
Build may look simple, but this collaborative 3D building experience would not have been possible a couple of years ago. It shows how far browser technology has come and how the web is an amazing platform for creativity. We made the bricks with WebGL, which enables powerful 3D graphics right in the browser and demonstrates the upper limit of current WebGL graphics performance. We then mixed in Google Maps (another Aussie invention) so you can put your creation in a LEGO world alongside everyone else’s.
Aren’t you pumped? We know we are. So point your browsers to http://www.buildwithchrome.com/static/map and make your mark!