When we were kids, our Lego creations were sprawling, epic townscapes, limited more by the bricks in the box than our imaginations. But never in our wildest dreams did we plan on making anything physically larger than the house we grew up in. Let alone a continent. Hats off to Google Chrome, then, for offering us the chance to do just that. Trust us: you really have to have a play about with this…
To celebrate 50 years of Lego in Australia, the Danish brick builders have teamed up with Google Chrome to fill an faithfully recreated Lego map of Australasia, and invited the world to come and fill it, one small square at a time, with geo-stamped Lego creations.
Head to the Build With Chrome site and you’ll be shown a map of the continent on question, with other users’ creations on show. Zoom in enough and you’ll see that the terrain’s made up of tiny Lego mats. Then just choose a free one and get building.
You’ve got almost a thousand blocks at your disposal of different hues, and Lego’s ensured that all the most obscure bits are available with just a few clicks, rather than having to dig around at the bottom of the box for an hour.
The best news? There’s word that Google’s looking to take what’s on offer and make it a worldwide affair, meaning that us in the UK will be able to build over our own houses. Have a go and let us know what you manage to create.
Link: Build With Chrome