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Productivity Killer: LEGO Comes to Google Chrome

Despite our affinity for high tech gadgetry and sexy toys, LEGO will always hold a very special place in our hearts. However, our collection isn't quite what it used to be when we were growing up. Google's now come to our rescue with a digital version of our favorite plaything.


The product of a collaboration between Google Australia and LEGO, Build allows you to pick a plot of land in Australia or New Zealand and build a virtual LEGO creation in that location. Your creation will be then saved to that location and viewable to the public exploring the LEGO world.

Google explains that plots of land are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and that once you publish your build, it can't be modified (so no applying for planning permission for that beautiful conservatory in a few weeks' time). Gizmodo writes that the search giant hopes to roll the simulator out to additional countries in the future, but for now you'll be limited to Australia and New Zealand when picking a spot for your structure.

The simulator's full name is Build with Chrome, but we were able to use it with Firefox without any issues. Click here to get started.

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