Hack Build With Chrome for Pink Legos!

Build With Chrome Easter Egg
Credit: Joshua Rowe

Josh Rowe, the creative director for Build with Chrome, let me in on a little Easter Egg. Legos come in all sorts of colors, but not so for Build. It turns out there were some  issues with “WebGL shaders work and the complexity of the 3D scenes.” In other words, they could make it fast, or they could offer 150 colors. They went with fast. I’d say that’s a good call.

As it turns out, you can add one of those colors back. You’re going to have to go into the Chrome developer console, but this isn’t really that complicated. I’ve tested it, and it works. Here goes:

First, go to Build with Chrome and start building. You need to see the brick view.

Open the JavaScript console in Chrome: View > Developer > JavaScript Console

Credit: Joshua Rowe

If you’ve done this correctly, you’ll see a text box in the bottom.

Paste this command into the console:


Credit: Joshua Rowe

Pink bricks!



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Marziah Karch lives in Portland, Oregon and is the author of multiple books and magazine articles. She also writes for Lifewire and GlitterSquid. She's currently a doctoral candidate researching the information behavior of independent game designers.