Google today announced a new Chrome experiment in partnership with LEGO: Build with Chrome. In short, you can use your mouse or touchscreen to build something out of the colorful bricks directly in your Web browser, share them on Google+, and explore what others have already built.

Google explains its thinking: “We think the creative freedom of LEGO bricks shouldn’t be limited to plastic bins.” The experiment, which was originally built by a team in Australia in June 2012 but has now been opened up to everybody, is possible thanks to WebGL, a JavaScript API that allows browsers to render 3D graphics without the need for additional plugins.

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