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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.11 Update Now Available

LEGO Digital Designer

A few days ago, I reported that LDraw had just updated the parts list on the software and it looks like LEGO Digital Designer has also updated their software as well. The latest version (4.3.11) includes updates to the parts list from the past year which includes over 400 pieces. You can download LDD directy for both Windows and Mac OS.

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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.9 Update Now Available

Here’s something for fans of the LEGO Digital Designer software. A few months ago, there was a report that LEGO would continue to support LDD with its functionality with updates coming from time to time. It looks like that time is today.

LEGO has updated the software to version to 4.3.9 with 318 new bricks from newer themes like Speed Champions and Nexo Knights. The update also fixes some issues for people who are using Mac OSX.

Head on over to the LDD site to download the latest version.

**Via Eurobricks**

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LEGO Responds to Report of LDD No Longer Being Supported

In an update to the news yesterday that LEGO was no long supporting the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), LEGO Community Support Senior Manager Tanja Friberg has given a clarification on the popular program. Many fans were surprised it was said that LDD was no longer supported but that technically isn’t the case.

LEGO will still continue to support LDD with its functionality but the only difference is that there will not be automatic updates of the elements to the program, however new elements will be added from time to time. There’s no word on when these updates will occur.

Dear Ambassadors, I hope this will help clarify a bit of the confusion and misunderstanding from our end regarding LDD. TLG will remain committed to digital building going forward, in regards to LDD, this means that we will continue to support the current functionality. We will not be doing automatic updates on elements, however elements will continue to be added from time to time. Unfortunately we cannot ensure that all elements are made available. I can see that the message has spread widely in the community since Kevin’s statement and I hope that you will assist us in spreading this message as well. Thank you!

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LEGO No Long Supporting LDD

There’s been much talk on various forums about getting some updates for the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD). Recently, we’ve been updated on the status of the popular program and it looks like LEGO will not be supporting it. However for those who use the program to plan your builds, there are still other programs out there to use including LDraw, Mecabricks, Bricksmith, and SR 3D Builder.

Good Afternoon everyone, I’ve just touched base with one of our Digital Product Specialists within the Consumer Services team. A business decision has been made to no longer allocate resources towards the LDD program / initiative. For now, the program will continue to be offered to anyone interested in utilizing it but please do not expect any updates regarding functionality, the adding of new LEGO elements or glitch fixes. We have decided to pursue other digital experiences. Although this may not be the answer you were hoping for, I hope this information will be of use to your RLUG members. Thank you for your time and continued support for the LEGO Brand and hobby.

**Via Brickset**

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LEGO Building Instruction Generator Program for LDD

If you’re an avid user of the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), you would know that the program lacks a proper building instruction feature. This is where Eurobricks member msx80 comes in. They have posted a LEGO building instruction generator program called Blueprint which takes your LXF file and generates building steps while using the LDD group definitions. There you can adjust the steps by moving them around, adding more steps, and more. After you’re satisfied with the instructions, you can generate and save the pages as image files.

Blueprint is still in beta but it works fairly well. With that being said, there are still some limitations with the program such as no undo button and some multipart pieces may not work as intended. You can read more of the limitations in the link thread above.

Requirements for using Blueprint include having Java 8 with revision 8u40 or better, Opengl 3.2 or higher, and LDD. This may sound sophisticated but if you have the latest drivers and updates for your system, you should probably already have everything that’s need to run the program. When you click the link above to download it, your anti-virus program may block it but I tested it and it works fine.

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