The integration of architecture and LEGO are nothing new here at The PractitioNERD, but now an initiative is being taken to allow playing with LEGO bricks at the office; because it’s fun and it now it can be something that would be entirely justifiable doing during your working hours. Now you can take that procrastination into professional practice as Google Chrome and LEGO® have joined up and created “Build With Chrome,” a game that allows you play with LEGO online. Now, join me in saying and waving “good-bye” to productivity.
Now (as in RIGHT NOW), you can start building and/or learn how to use the software via The Build Academy, which provides a series of challenges, including a LEGO-wizard to help guide you on your merry way. But what’s even MORE interesting, the software is integrated with Google Maps, meaning that whatever you build can be placed onto real-world plots all over Earth. Once finished, you’ll be able to publish your building on the map and share it with you friends and family.
Even though the “Build with Chrome” initiative began as an experiment a couple years ago, it’s now open for everyone to play now, likely due to the release of “The Lego Movie”. Now you can be suspicious about the timing all you want, but LEGO fans (like myself) and even casual fans who wish to revisit this period of their childhood will love getting their digital digits on this virtual stacking bricks, even though we’re fully aware they’re not real.