Google announced on Tuesday that their Australian LEGO Web Building desktop web application (that’s a mouthful) has gone global. You can build with LEGO bricks in your web browser without the need for physical LEGO material. Instead, you can build it in 3D space inside Chrome, Safari, or your other favorite web browser.
Build With Chrome uses WebGL, a 3D graphics technology that works natively with Chrome. We tried using Build With Chrome with Safari, but we got an error message saying our Safari didn’t support WebGL, or that it wasn’t turned on. It is possible to turn on WebGL in Safari, or most other web browsers. Chrome, by default, has it turned on.
Choose different type of LEGO bricks, different colors, and create something fun! If you accidentally put a brick in the wrong spot, just right-click the brick to remove it. There are buttons to turn your LEGO creation in 3D space, zoom in and zoom out, and pan up as your LEGO build gets very tall.
There aren’t a ton of different LEGO pieces available in Build With Chrome, but there are the basic bricks that most people are familiar with. If you want to build a LEGO creation with a more extravagant and complete LEGO design package, try LEGO Digital Designer.