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 left camera 1
Tile, Round 1 x 1 in black (the lens), Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud in white (camera body), Plate, Modified 1 x 1 Rounded with Handle in white (...
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 Studs and Thin Side Arches
These can be seen below, thick in red on the left, and thin in blue on the right in the top picture (not a valid colour):
There are no set limits for the quantity of bricks you can place in LEGO Digital Designer. The limit on the amount of pieces you can use is entirely dependent on the specifications of your computer.
You may find performance will be affected not only by the quantity of bricks placed, but the complexity of the geometry used. Metallic and transparent coloured ...
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 - 1 x 4 with 2 Recessed Studs and Thick Side Arches on Bricklink.
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
(Unfortunately an element ID is not simply a few numbers added onto a part number)
In LDD regular mode (not extended mode), you can search by both numbers. I ...
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LDD won't get any new features any time soon, as it is no longer being updated.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 information on how to assemble the parts. The actual part data is stored in binary files inside the various LIF files.
LDraw files are similarly structured like ...
As someone who also argues with LDD occasionally, have you tried using a placeholder technic beam to get two connectors at the right distance and then adding the axle into both connectors before deleting the placeholders?
If the placeholders are in a different colour from the rest of the model, you could use as many as you need and then delete them with the ...
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 a work-a-round that could potentially make your model a little more unique.
These program issues are frustrating, but they're fun when they force us to ...
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 version. I happen to have this file archived here.
After you replace the file and restart LDD, all bricks will be available and all your previous creations will open ...
LDD is a closed world where people can't add its own parts. If you want to create Duplo building instructions you should use LDraw that has many Duplo parts in its library, and allows you to create the missing ones if needed.
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 long as you like.
The tread is compatible with:
#57519 - Technic Tread Sprocket Wheel Large
#57520 - Technic Tread Sprocket Wheel Small
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 buildings are about 20 stories tall and the shorter buildings are 5 stories tall.
So you're looking at 4 plates or 5 plates per floor to build these. 4 plates ...
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” mode if you wish.
We urge you to update, use the download link, and install free application for Windows PC & Mac OSX.
There is nothing wrong with your ...
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 though the file name hints that it is 4.3.12. This version is missing EV3 parts.
Here are some links for previous versions:
UPDATE May 2020: These links are ...
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 could i use them too?...
Looks like Brinklink also offers a tweak program to make custom bricks called PartDesigner, that's able to export right into Stud.io. I'...
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.
The last release, 4.3.12 has a known issue with missing parts. However you can use the parts library (Assets.lif) from 4.3.11 with 4.3.12 - this can be ...
The Eurobricks forum has a topic dedicated to user created LDD files of existing LEGO sets.
There are currently four different versions of the #10179 Millennium Falcon made by different users:
yellost (23 August 2010)
bbqqq (12 November 2010)
Calabar (20 October 2012)
kcoon (16 December 2013)
There is also a topic for official LEGO sets re-created in ...
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 software out there. – nijineko
Brinklink offers two programs that could be right up your alley:
Studio 2.0 - A popular alternative to LEGO Digital
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://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/41226-key-topic-official-lego-sets-made-in-ldd/
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 virtually any set released within the last several years: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/41226-key-topic-official-lego-sets-made-in-ldd/
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 "traditional" Lego Building techniques.
After digging around in the sub-categories in LDD, I stumbled across this block (here). This brick is essentially what made this ...
Both programs (Stud.io and LEGO Digital Draw) can read the LDraw extension (*.ldr).
I'm using Windows 10.
I have NOT ungraded to the Stud.io 2, but I think it shouldn't matter
in this case.
In Stud.io, we will be exporting the file into the *.ldr format.
In LDD we will be importing a *.ldr file to be readable in LDD.
Version (Program): 4.3.11.
Version (Brick): 2670.
We're using Extended Mode (Black Backsplash) of LDD, so we can have full access to all colors. I have not tested the other two modes, Default (Blue Backsplash) or Mindstorms (White Backsplash).
If the model is in Default Mode. No problem.
Copy the build to ...
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 years ago.
The only solution is to use one of the alternatives such as any of the options that use the LDraw libraries. One of the more popular right now (for ...
As Phil B commented - you'd probably be better off with Studio now. This was originally developed by a team at BrickLink, and when they were acquired by The LEGO Group made the following statement:
What about Studio and LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) – what will happen with the two digital building experiences since they’re quite similar?
The LEGO Group ...