Have you ever tried to stand with a Lego box in one hans and rustle it, in hopes of mentally read off a 3D model of the content of the box? Sometimes flat 2D pictures on the front cover just doesn’t cut it. LEGO Digital Systems and the augmented reality provider metaio has made it easier for you: They’ve made a video system that allows you to preview the content of a LEGO box.
The video system consists of a screen connected to a camera. When a LEGO box is put into the camera’s view, the software recognizes the box and then displays a 3D model of the box’s contents. Some of the parts are even animated and when you rotate the physical box, the 3D model is also rotated. Now you can see every little detail of the box without even opening it.
The augmented reality application, called Digital Box, is featured in some North American Lego stores. See how Digital Box works in the video.