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Software That Turns Your Lego Masterpiece Into a Digital Building


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You might wonder if it isn’t faster to simply design with software from the start. 

Yes, in some cases. But the Gravity team believes there’s much to be gained from being able to actually build something. “Our understanding of tools and how they relate to the material were transforming is something that dates back to almost stone ages,” says Oluwaseyi Sosanya, one of the designers. Looking at a perspective drawing, for instance, isn’t the same as adjusting a cantilever by adding another brick. Tactility, more so than software, can encourage collaboration and a deeper understanding of just what you’re trying to create. Imagine a group of architects sitting around a table, bricks splayed out before them. Instead of emailing digital files back and forth, each can grab a brick and watch as the design changes. “That’s our dream vision for how it would be used,” says Sosanya.

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