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Jan
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Now you can play with Lego blocks on any device that supports Google's web browser of choice just by visiting the Build with Chrome website. Why? Because building things with blocks is fun. It's a task so intuitive that even babies can grasp it without being directed, and regardless of how old you are, the fun just doesn't go away. The tools may change, but the core concept doesn't need much in the way of innovation. So even though Google's latest Chrome experiment isn't particularly revolutionary, in this case, that's a good thing.

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It can be a pain to put away Legos after playing with them, but this website does away with that inconvenience entirely. Sure, these blocks may be easier to build with using a keyboard and mouse, but a phone or tablet just makes them so much more portable. So if you're ready to relive those childhood memories, hit up the link below.

Build with Chrome

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • usaff22

    Awesome!

  • Jaime

    awesome! I will be playing at work today sshhhhh!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Sweeeet. Wouldn't it be cool if Google would bring all the LEGO products into this thing? I always wanted to build some of the biggest cars/trucks they have

    • Jalok Xlem

      Then download LEGO Digital Designer from LEGO's official website! Although, I can understand why building on a web browser is so convenient. Especially on the go.

  • Ragil Triharso

    to many lags in my device,. :(

  • Ashish

    Better get this in quick.............Android 4.5 LEGO!

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      • Alexander Fuchs

        Go fuck yourself....

    • Robert Alex Kibler

      oh my god oh my god oh my god

    • Paul_Werner

      This and the hardware is based off of Project Ara/Phonebloks

      • Matthew Fry

        LEGO already makes some pretty awesome robotics equipment. Not a huge leap for a phonebloks partnership. Oh that'd be sweet. Attach a sensor array module on your phone and do research and development. OR! a robotic arm *gasp*

    • Plazmic Flame

      "Android 4.5 LEGO is the start of something big! What better way to do this than with the best best building blocks, LEGO." lol

    • theunknown

      I like the Idea. However, don't they prefer Desserts?

  • martyhalpern

    When I click the Start Building button I'm told that I need to install Google Chrome. The interesting thing about all this is that I am *using* Google Chrome. I checked for updates, and my Chrome is up-to-date. So what's the problem?

    • David Marion

      Are you using the beta? Not sure if that affects anything.

    • HellG

      Same here, I tried both normal and beta, same stupid message...

    • yahyoh

      same here :/

    • unhappybirthday

      Desktop Chrome (not mobile Chrome)?

    • martyhalpern

      I'm using Chrome (not beta) but on Windows XP SP3. Wondering if this is the issue -- and that the page will work only on Windows 7. Those of you getting the same error msg, what version of Windows (assuming you are on Windows)?

      • Merri Mogridge

        It works for me on Ubuntu 13.04 using Chrome Stable.

    • nate

      Got that too. If you click the word build at the top it bypasses it and gets you in or go here. http://www.buildwithchrome.com/m/

    • Jalok Xlem

      Web games are not ment to played on a mobile web browser. It is simply frustrating. I wonder why the devs couldn't save themselves the trouble, and make a separate app.

    • Matthew Fry

      No message on HTC One 4.2.2 Chrome Beta. Just went right in.

  • gladgura

    I have been waiting years for this!

    • gladgura

      I think there is a bug, every time I try to install a door everything goes blank?

      • Thomas Bousquet

        Same with me. Doors and windows make my blocks disappear. Removing the door or window brings it back.

      • SorinDobrin

        Yep, they don't allow back doors...only NSA can do it

  • yahyoh
    • Andres Schmois

      Either it doesn't like Chrome Beta, or your phone is missing certain libraries that chrome LEGO uses. I'm sure it will get fixed, or at least an explanation as to why you're getting that message.

      • yahyoh

        i tried stable chrome and the same thing O_o , but it worked in Samsung browser which based on aosp browser hmm......

        • nate

          Look at my reply to martyhalpern below for instructions and link

    • Robert Alex Kibler

      What....is that font?!

      • yahyoh

        rosemary font :)

      • Ror

        Leave it to Samsung to put in terrible fonts.

    • Mike Reid

      At least it didn't crash your browser 6 times in a row, like it did to my poor Firefox. LOL.

      • Nikolay Chakrakchiev

        It did with my Chrome 32.0.1700.99 on Nexus 5. 6 times in a row and counting :'(

  • PQ

    Can't watch right now because my internet connection is dog slow for some reason, but how does this stack up to the Lego Digital Designer?

  • wolfkabal

    Now, if only they'd add Technic pieces, I'd never leave my desk.

  • Karlo

    What if next Android name is called "Lego"?

    • Jalok Xlem

      Yeah, and what if Google's next Nexus device (smartphone and tablet) had LEGO studs in the back of it, instead of that smooth rubber texture? I would like my Nexus 7 to be a baseplate to build my LEGO creations on! :D

    • Ror

      makes sense since so many kids eat them.

  • Paul_Werner

    I love how it goes into immersive mode once you start building

  • samrex

    And you don't step on them after your kid is done playing.. Win

  • Mr Right

    Great informative piece. However, there is no such thing as 'Legos.' The toy is called 'LEGO' or 'a LEGO set,' which is made up of LEGO bricks

    Thanks.

    (Waits for the flames, but is still right.)

  • Forest

    Crash :(

  • gladgura

    Anyone know of a Lego builder app for android and/or for Mac and/or PC that does this?

  • Sorian

    There goes any work productivity.

  • Kevin

    the first one I see from around my area is 'Ash is a blurt'..... nice!

  • Daniel

    Is a shame is not possible to save projects and modify them anytime. Kind of a deal killer for me...

  • Jalok Xlem

    I've been using the web app for a while. It is pretty amazing! Also, you do not need to use Chrome for it to work. ^_^ I ran this mobile web app on my Opera browser just fine.

    I just wish Google could released a standalone app for Android, this cool building thing. Why? So you can build offline, then sync it online once your phone is connected to WiFi. AND the other reason is because the web app is a bit buggy, a little lag here and there. :/

  • butt

    how do you make 0 gravity?

  • butt

    jttfuhg8f4erdfh8j9kg08yiohuj.HOW!!!!!!!

  • Char

    This isn't working on Chrome. Google, I am not impressed and don't call me a cowboy.