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How To Make a Small Security Camera?

Added a Ver.2.Oh belowww... Here's the LDD file if you want it. Here's the file for 2nd helpings. Eat up!
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How To Make a Small Security Camera?

I've come up with five different ways to make a micro security camera that look like your reference image. I'll run through the different methods in the image above from left to right 1 through 5. Far ...
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Identify this license plate holder piece

There are two variant of that, which look very similar: Stud.IO lists them as: Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - 1 x 4 with Recessed Studs and Thick Side Arches Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - 1 x 4 with Recessed ...
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Can LDD or Studio calculate the weight of your model?

Stud.io has that functionality, in the main menu select "Model", and then "Model information", select in the dialog the second tab "Physical information":
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Identify this license plate holder piece

This pieces is indeed hard to find, as it is used in building vehicles but does not have a name that has anything to do with that purpose. It is part number 52038 and is called Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - ...
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LEGO Digital Designer Part Numbers

The two different number systems are: Element ID: 6-7 digits, uniquely identifies a piece by shape and color Part number: usually 4-5 digits, uniquely identifies a piece shape, stamped on many bricks ...
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Building techniques for designing a LEGO City Street scene?

Calculations / Pre-process I started off by guessing that your MOCs are about 7 minifigs tall. If a minifig is 4 bricks tall that makes the overall height 28 bricks tall. It looks like the tallest ...
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LDD lacks almost all functionality

Update as of 12 January 2022 The LEGO Group has announced via a press release they will be closing the LDD site from 31 January 2022, and encourage all users to migrate to Bricklink Studio. The LEGO ...
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3D printing LDD model

First, some notes: LEGO Digital Designer cannot do 3D printing. LDD won't get any new features any time soon, as it is no longer being updated. LXF files contain no part meshes. They only contain ...
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How to place minifigure legs into normal LDD bricks, like a 1x2 brick?

I see what you mean... Friggin' annoying! Can't do it Stud.io Ver 1.0 (157) either. I haven't installed Stud.io 2.0 yet, to see if it's possible in the upgrade. Hmm... You could... Just create ...
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EV3-specific bricks missing from Lego Digital Designer 4.3.11 (Win)?

I think I might have a more elegant solution rather than downgrading to LDD 4.3.11 : You just need to replace "Assets.lif" file in the 4.3.12 installation folder with the same file from 4.3.11 ...
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What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs?

A popular alternative is stud.io, provided by Bricklink. Another possibility mentioned by Alex in the comments is LDCad.
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Does LEGO Digital Designer include part 4539880?

Yes, but only one color choice of light bluish gray is available in the default mode.
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What part in LEGO digital designer can be used for a tank track?

The caterpillar track and belt are both fixed length pieces. I would recommend the more versatile #57518 'Technic, Link Tread Wide with Two Pin Holes'. The part can be used to make a track as long as ...
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LEGO Digital Designer does not to connect to the Internet on Win10 laptop

Quoting from Lego's LDD page: Sorry. We don’t support LDD version 4.3.10 anymore. If you still use version 4.3.10 you will experience errors when launching the application. You can still use “offline”...
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EV3-specific bricks missing from Lego Digital Designer 4.3.11 (Win)?

The current download link at https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd is https://www.lego.com/assets/franchisesites/ldd/installer/setupldd-pc-4_3_12.exe. When installed it still shows the version as 4.3.11 even ...
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What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs?

In the comments you asked, ...do you know if it is possible also to work in stud.io with other 3d-files or only with bricks that are pre-integrated? So if i would have designed new bricks ...
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What version of Lego Digital Designer has all the parts that LEGO ever added?

I believe that the last version that had a complete set of elements was 4.3.11, however that has dependencies on Adobe Flash, so will likely not work on most modern systems that have now removed Flash....
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Can I import existing Lego kits into LEGO Digital Designer?

The only way to achieve that is to manually build the set in LDD. If you don't want to do it yourself, check the Eurobricks library for sets built in LDD by the LEGO fan community. You can find ...
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Source of LDD models

Eurobricks has a very large list of official LEGO sets recreated in LDD by community members. I found it extremely useful. Look through the list and search for sets by set number and/or name: https://...
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Building advice for "hunched" mech lower torso design?

This answer is pretty long and complex, so bear with me. After a couple hours of toying around with LDD, I have finally come up with a design that suits my needs fully within the realm of "...
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How would one add custom made 3rd party pieces to LEGO Digital Designer?

In the comments you wrote: ...For the record, I am willing to consider answers that address other software as well. But I currently only have the LDD, so am completely unfamiliar to any other ...
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Is there a way to convert stud.io files into LDD files?

Yup. Both programs (Stud.io and LEGO Digital Draw) can read the LDraw extension (*.ldr). Overview: I'm using Windows 10. I have NOT ungraded to the Stud.io 2, but I think it shouldn't matter in ...
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Coloring Multiple Bricks in LEGO Digital Draw

Yes. I'm using: Version (Program): 4.3.11. Version (Brick): 2670. OS: Windows. Pre Setup: We're using Extended Mode (Black Backsplash) of LDD, so we can have full access to all colors. I have not ...
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Current LEGO Digital Designer download is missing a lot of parts

Unfortunately LDD has been actively deprecated for quite a number of years and LEGO officially noted they would not be updating the parts set and would, in fact, be removing some parts quite a few ...
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How to convert a model from "LEGO Digital Designer" Extended into non-Extended?

Copy and paste works: Open the model in Extended mode Copy the design Close the model Open a new, empty document in "Standard" (non-Extended) mode Paste the content The bricks that does not exist in ...
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Why can't I reproduce this SD card box in LDD?

Try de-attaching the black piece and then attach it to the 2x2 and plate and attach all the pieces at the same time
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LDD Seems to be missing a piece

18677 IS in latest LDD update (mid march 2016), issued after announcement of LDD end of support... Just make sure to be in LDD Extended mode to find it, along with other plates.
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Lego Digital Designer: Having Gears Interact with Toothed Bar

The LEGO Digital Designer software does not have the ability to simulate the interaction of gears. There is a similar software program called SR 3D Builder that does have this capability.
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Lego Digital Designer: Having Gears Interact with Toothed Bar

LDD is a design solution for static models. It is not a functional simulation tool. The gears turn with the crank handle if they are associated to the same group, but that is only because the gears, ...
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