Lego Digital Designer

Lego Digital Designer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    115,586
  • Date Added:
    February 27, 2008
  • File Size:
    185.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    64
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Lego Digital Designer gives users the chance to play with Legos without paying for Legos. Loaded with features, the drawbacks are minor and this program is a lot of fun to use.

The program links to the Lego online store, but there's more going on here than corporate shilling. The graphics-intensive program seamlessly zooms in and out, rotates your point-of-view 360 degrees, connects bricks to each other, rotates them, and moves any hinges they might have so you can explore how your pieces fit together. Parts include basic bricks, model jet engines, and infrared sensors. The Brick Palette puts all your bricks in one basket, so to speak, so that managing them is no more difficult than keeping track of more than two dozen subpalettes that catalogue the variations.

Seventeen prebuilt models are included to help beginners. You can place your model against a cheesy 3D background, save it, take a screenshot, explode it only to have it reassembled on the next mouse click. There's an option to watch an animated guide on how to recreate whatever complex design you just built. In addition to all this, you can send your model to Lego.com to share with other Lego builders.

The user interface for Version 2 is a big improvement, although some controls could be more intuitive. The app chows on RAM, so those with older machines should be prepared for serious slow-downs if they can get the program to run at all. Still, it's a great facsimile for replicating the fun of Lego bricks digitally, and since its free, it's the cheapest Lego experience you'll ever have.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 7
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4 stars

"UM NEEED HELP"

July 30, 2011  |  By 234zarra

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

i like digital lego designar

Cons

please help

Summary

un i need help it says my open gl driver is missing or outdated what is that??

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4 stars

"As good, if not better, than the real thing,"

September 29, 2009  |  By Raylene!

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

Easy to install, you have no mess to pick up, don't have to explain to the kids where their Legos went & it's Free! Didn't have any of the speed issues some people reported having, but my computer is just over a year old and configured for gaming.

Cons

Takes a little time to figure out what works with what and a some patience in placing the blocks, but once you get that down, it's all good! Certain types of blocks missing that I felt should have been included, but you can work around it.

Summary

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1 stars

"Crashes, and I have a 64 Bit w/4 Gigs of Ram"

June 10, 2009  |  By jedhanson

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

New User Interface

Cons

Crashes, Launch Time, Responsiveness

Summary

I used it years ago, and it worked fine. Now when I have a new computer and install the new version after years of ignoring the program, it crashes and doesn't load the bricks! IT IS A PIECE OF CRAP!!!

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3 stars

"Great concept, okay execution"

May 26, 2009  |  By hlpacker

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

It looks great, and is fun to tinker with

Cons

I agree with others that this is not easy to use. It's Legos, it should be easy.

Summary

Overall, this is a great, free download. The complaints I have are minor compared to the overall quality of this program.

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5 stars

"more fun than the real thing!"

December 24, 2008  |  By DAClore

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

not as hard to snap together as the real ones(most of the time).

Cons

If you certain necessary blocks you can't submit your creation to the gallery or get pricing info.

Summary

lotsa good, clean fun

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3 stars

"I give it 3½ stars."

September 13, 2008  |  By basoc

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

Fun to play with.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

A great time waster that prods your imagination.

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5 stars

"Great, I have played with Legos forever, My kids grew up with Legos"

June 18, 2008  |  By Ravenhawke

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

I realy enjoy this software, I am a Graphic Artist and with this software I can build all the ideas I have had over years

Cons

I think that the software could be a little bit more kid friendly for the under 12 age group.

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2 stars

"Disappointing!"

May 15, 2008  |  By margie77099

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Cons

I found it hard to use.

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4 stars

"Good prctice for CAD"

May 12, 2008  |  By bghungry

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

It allows you to look at the design from different angles.

Cons

It is difficult to understand what items fit where at first. It is also difficult to figure out the functions available to work with the people figures.

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4 stars

"great product"

May 09, 2008  |  By exscout22

 |  Version: Lego Digital Designer 2

Pros

So user friendly

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2

New in Version 2: Improved building experience, quicker brick selection, easier to connect bricks when building, new brick palette tool, more bricks, partly built models for easy start, new backgrounds, new UI, and more.

General
Publisher Lego Systems
Publisher web site http://www.lego.com/
Release Date February 27, 2008
Date Added February 27, 2008
Version 2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, 800MHz CPU, 256MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 185.05MB
File Name setupLDD-PC-4_3_6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,586
Downloads Last Week 64
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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