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January 29, 2014 4:03 PM   Subscribe

Reminisce with a virtual Lego set. Make that house you always wanted to build but never had enough pieces for. Or just make another spaceship.

The home page also allows you to see a geotagged map of what others have made.
posted by Defenestrator (27 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oops, just noticed this is a re-post. I searched, but I guess not enough. Sorry mods.
posted by Defenestrator at 4:04 PM on January 29


Lego blowjob also cancelled.
posted by unliteral at 4:07 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


You're never too old to play with Legos.
posted by tilde at 4:32 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Sick UI.
posted by Halogenhat at 4:39 PM on January 29


Lego *
posted by Webbster at 4:41 PM on January 29


Chrome only.

(I wonder how much Google gets for your Lego building data.)
posted by Sys Rq at 5:10 PM on January 29


Works okay in Firefox, if a bit CPU-happy.

I like the way the bricks have no gravity, so you can build stuff mid-air. We must've had the cheap stuff growing up, 'cos that never used to work for me.
posted by scruss at 5:17 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


It's reminiscent of Lego Creator, a sort of pre-Minecraft Minecraft with unlimited building material and no gameplay objectives. It was lots of fun -- complete with "action bricks" that let you animate models or make them explode -- but the graphics were so demanding at the time that they taxed all but the fastest computers.

I'm making a Statue of Liberty now...
posted by Rhaomi at 5:18 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


It's cool, but it's missing a lot of super important parts, like the flowers and the hinge that you need to make the dragon's mouth open and close.
posted by NoraReed at 5:27 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


I built a time machine and then built a log cabin.
Or not.
Decide for yourself.
posted by Mblue at 5:33 PM on January 29


Awesome Opossum!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 5:37 PM on January 29


To complete the virtual experience, one should be able to virtually walk into a virtual 5 year old's virtual room in the middle of a virtual night to make sure that he hasn't kicked of his virtual blanket only to virtually stand on one of those hundreds virtual bricks littering his virtual floor.
posted by mattoxic at 6:03 PM on January 29 [9 favorites]


Saw this on a different message board, pretty cool, although I'm worried because look how long LEGO Universe lasted. But who knows, google may turn that around.
posted by vulnus at 6:21 PM on January 29


If this gets your juices flowing, you can step up to Lego Digital Designer. It's got nearly every piece that Lego has ever made, and is a great way to turn electronic block-building into actual block-building. (Except it takes ages to hunt down that bizarre piece from your childhood that's like a 1x4 plate but with a Technic whatzit on one end and also the second peg is shaped like a minifig's head and you SWEAR you were not just dreaming it.)
posted by savetheclocktower at 6:44 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Wot, no minifigs?
posted by grouse at 6:45 PM on January 29


I like how the google engineers have been kind enough to put a little localization widget in the UI, just to remind us that they're keeping a tab on our location at all times.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 6:47 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


So this is like skeumorphic Minecraft? I can't play the game because cellphone.
posted by oceanjesse at 7:13 PM on January 29


The good news, though, is that their localization is about sixty miles away from where I actually am, for no reasons I can guess.
posted by NoraReed at 7:15 PM on January 29


If you motherfuckers can have multiple maths, then guess what.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:30 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


THE BEST POST EVER!!!!

Oh god oh god oh god oh god virtual Legos! Thank you sweet Jesus!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:39 PM on January 29


Oh god oh god oh god oh god virtual Legos! Thank you sweet Jesus!

Wow, wait 'til you get to play with the real thing, you're gonna explode
posted by mattoxic at 9:01 PM on January 29


If this gets your juices flowing, you can step up to Lego Digital Designer. It's got nearly every piece that Lego has ever made, and is a great way to turn electronic block-building into actual block-building.

And if you decide to get actually serious about virtual LEGO renders, there's the full Ldraw CAD software suite for amazing renders to virtually bring your creations to life, before you bring them to life.
posted by T.D. Strange at 9:41 PM on January 29 [2 favorites]


Sadly, this doesn't work on my computer. I'm on Mint, but had to move into an old box when something fried, so I'm quite limping along. I've always wanted to do virtual Legos, I've never been too fond of the real ones (I'm from the Tinkertoy generation, and vastly prefer/LOVE K'Nex)
posted by Goofyy at 11:00 PM on January 29


Time to get started on a 71,000-brick Super Star Destroyer then.
posted by permafrost at 4:52 AM on January 30


To complete the virtual experience . . .

. . . you should bend your fingernail back in your CD drive every time you need to remove a brick.
posted by yerfatma at 6:13 AM on January 30


Here's hoping this little girl's dreams for adventures, not shopping, can come true in this world.
posted by thinkpiece at 7:15 AM on January 30


Lego *

Lego bricks and toys *

If we're getting pedantic in here, I'm going Susan Williams on y'all.
posted by Fleebnork at 4:35 PM on January 30


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