Imagine forgoing time-intensive 3D modeling programs to instead create 3D printable models by playfully stacking sensored LEGO bricks. This reality isn’t far from fruition, as the London-based studio Gravity has released plans for an augmented reality app that uses location-mapping and gyroscopic sensors to generate digital (and scalable) models of your creation in realtime. The program, “Lego X” uses an algorithm to intuitively smooth out edges and join corners, allowing for easy modifying and seamless 3D printing.
See the program in action, after the break.
As you can see in the demonstration video below, Gravity is currently testing their idea on Duplos. However, it is hoped that the app’s next version will allow models to be built with standard LEGO-sized bricks. This could potentially revolutionize the way we build (and print) our building models.
There has been no indication that Gravity is in anyway associated with LEGO.