LEGO X Adds a High-Tech Element to Building Block Play

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 4, 2015
References: gravitysketch & inside3dprinting
LEGO X is a system that brings simplicity to 3D modeling. 3D printing is a technology that presents an infinite number of possibilities, provided that you know how to work 3D printing software—but if you don't, this system provides a way to 3D print that's as simple as playing with a set of LEGO blocks.

Gravity's LEGO X has two main parts: an augmented reality app and building blocks with sensors so that the app can track their positions. By blocking out volumes, this makes it a lot easier to begin sculpting with computer software. For now, Gravity is using Duplus blocks to demonstrate its capability, although the next version of LEGO X is planned to be compatible with standard LEGO building bricks.