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[KEY TOPIC] Official LEGO Sets made in LDD

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Aanchir

Are you sure about some of the Light Bluish Grey parts because the instructions found on Brickset show the differences in Grey colors.

Here are the instructions I went from. Instructions

Well, bluish and non-bluish grey colors almost never coexist in sets (there might be some cases where they do, but only in 2003 or 2004, the time the transition from one sort of grey to the other took place). Looking at the instructions, it's clear where the problem is: the color you interpreted as 27 Dark Grey is actually supposed to be 26 Black. Yet another reason instructions can be deceiving: colors may not look as they should, especially in scans. This is one reason I always recommend having the Bricklink inventory for a set open while you're building it (even though in this case, that was not an option since the set has not yet been inventoried). Bricklink can be wrong sometimes (especially with pearl/metallic colors), but the reference catalog is put together by people who have at least seen the parts themselves in real life. So it's a lot more trustworthy in a lot of ways than an image of the set or a digital copy of the instructions.

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Just discovered LDD and this forum. Had a huge box of Lego I'd bought for my son, no plans. I've slowly been finding out what sets are in there. This is one: 1906 Majisto's Tower.

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I appreciate any feedback. I roughly fabricated the roof (6121 - unavailable) and spiral staircase(2046 - unavailable)just to fill it in. However, i need the small wagon wheels (2470) and the ones I used are too big to fit. Little things, too like I can't get the map in his hand or the jewels in the box. Also, how can I get Majisto's beard AND cape on at the same time?

I can't seem to attach my LXF

Cheers

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Just discovered LDD and this forum. Had a huge box of Lego I'd bought for my son, no plans. I've slowly been finding out what sets are in there. This is one: 1906 Majisto's Tower.

I appreciate any feedback. I roughly fabricated the roof (6121 - unavailable) and spiral staircase(2046 - unavailable)just to fill it in. However, i need the small wagon wheels (2470) and the ones I used are too big to fit. Little things, too like I can't get the map in his hand or the jewels in the box. Also, how can I get Majisto's beard AND cape on at the same time?

I can't seem to attach my LXF

Cheers

Getting Majisto's beard and cape on at the same time is actually possible, but kind of difficult. Essentially, what you have to do is to attach the head to the body first, then attach the beard. Select the beard and hat (and possibly hat, if you've added that) and remove them from the body. Add the cape to the body, and then select the beard, head, and hat once again and drag them all back onto the neck.

The reason this works is that LDD has two default positions for the minifig head: one flat against the "shoulders" of the torso piece, one a little bit higher. The latter only works if the minifigure torso is already wearing a neck accessory.

Since Majisto's beard fits around the "neck ridge" of a minifigure head rather than under it, it doesn't need a "gap" between the head and shoulders. By attaching the head first (flat against the shoulders) and then the beard, the beard fits snugly around the head. Then, when you remove the head and beard, add a cape, and try adding back the head and beard, the head will default to the higher (above the shoulders) position, and the beard will move with it.

It should be noted that LDD doesn't recognize the beard as being connected in this case, because it only recognizes connections between neck accessories and the torso rather than neck accessories and the head. This trick also only works with neck accessories that fit around the "neck ridge" of the minifigure head-- it doesn't work, for instance, to attach a suit of armor and a cloth cape to a minifigure at the same time (this can be done, but it's an even more complicated process).

Neck accessory behaviors on LDD are often very awkward, and I hope they'll be improved in future LDD updates-- as it is currently, some neck accessories (such as the Agents/Power Miners body armor) are thicker than the gap between the head and torso at the neck accessory default position, so the "neck ridge" and neck accessory actually occupy the same space (a big no-no).

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Just discovered LDD and this forum. Had a huge box of Lego I'd bought for my son, no plans. I've slowly been finding out what sets are in there. This is one: 1906 Majisto's Tower.

I appreciate any feedback. I roughly fabricated the roof (6121 - unavailable) and spiral staircase(2046 - unavailable)just to fill it in. However, i need the small wagon wheels (2470) and the ones I used are too big to fit. Little things, too like I can't get the map in his hand or the jewels in the box. Also, how can I get Majisto's beard AND cape on at the same time?

I can't seem to attach my LXF

Cheers

Hi there

Welcome to the forum.

Regarding uploading LXF-files, the easiest is to start a Brickshelf account, because unlike other image hosting sites, BrickShelf allows you to upload LXF-files as well as images.

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I wonder why im making sets in LDD so often lately, i guess i have that feeling at i have to :blush:

Theme:Star Wars

Name: Imperial V-Wing Starfighter (duplicate)

Year:2011

Set number: 7915

7915.png

LXF-file

Errors: All stickers and printings missing, new cockpit piece missing and im not sure if the transparent green dishes at the back are in right colour.

Captain Becker

Edited by Calabar

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LFX-file

They're called LXF files, not LFX files.

You should also report the above set as a duplicate build.

Edited by ADHO15

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I wonder why im making sets in LDD so often lately, i guess i have that feeling at i have to :blush:

Good work Captain.

Perhaps it's time to try something bigger :wink:

Have a look at the index and see if there is any set that hasn't been done yet.

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They're called LXF files, not LFX files.

You should also report the above set as a duplicate build.

Oops, sorry about that, ill fix it right away.

Good work Captain.

Perhaps it's time to try something bigger :wink:

Have a look at the index and see if there is any set that hasn't been done yet.

Im trying to find some bigger sets all the time, thanks for the support Superkalle.

Captain Becker

Edited by Captain Becker

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30054 MINI AT-ST (LDD 4.3.5 - Star Wars: Mini)

LXF File

mini_atst.png

ERRORS:

Missing print

30055 MINI Droid Fighter (LDD 4.3.5 - Star Wars: Mini - Duplicate)

LXF File

mini_droid_fighter.png

NO ERRORS

Edited by ADHO15

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EDIT: Nevermind, not the proper place to post. Sorry about my signature, Superkalle. I hope it's better now...

Edited by Murdoch17

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And heres another set made in LDD. This time Catle set.

Name: Prison Tower Rescue

Set number: 7947

Year: 2010

Theme: Castle

prisontowerrescue.png

LXF-file

Errors: Missing some printings and they have been replaced or left blank, several parts missing and they have been replaced or left out of the model. And maby some colour errors, Aanchir please check the file and let me know. Thanks.

Captain Becker

Edited by Calabar
Set's numbe fixed (was 7874)

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And heres another set made in LDD. This time Catle set.

Name: Prison Tower Rescue

Set number: 7874

Year: 2010

Theme: Castle

LXF-file

Errors: Missing some printings and they have been replaced or left blank, several parts missing and they have been replaced or left out of the model. And maby some colour errors, Aanchir please check the file and let me know. Thanks.

Captain Becker

Couple miscellaneous errors, though in general you did a rather good job!

  • All Pearl Dark Grey parts should be 316 Titanium Metallic rather than 148 Metallic Dark Grey. 148 was replaced with Titanium Metallic starting in summer 2010, and so most summer 2010 and all 2011 sets will use this for any sort of "dark silver" color.
  • The Lion Knight's armor is on backwards.
  • Silver Metallic is the correct color for most of the silver parts. Not sure about all of them-- if you have the set in real life, you can confirm whether any of them are "lacquered" rather than pearl. Lacquered silver parts should probably 298 Cool Silver Drum Lacquered (The Agents silver--I'm fairly certain it's still current, though I'm not positive). To get Cool Silver Drum Lacquered, download a file that contains it (my complete color chart should work, although I can't link to that and I'll explain why in a moment). Bricklink can be unreliable with metallic colors, which is why I can't just say use X color for all the Pearl Light Gray, X color for all the Flat Silver, and X color for all the Metallic Silver.

That's all I could find. Now something that's been bothering me: lately, when I open any topic in this subforum, there are no background graphics, no tables, and in fact a very primitive interface. I checked at the bottom, and no matter which "skin" I try to switch to, it always opens as IP.Board Lo-Fi, which is very obnoxious. Is anyone else having this problem?

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7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle Alternate Build - T11 Jedi Striker (LDD 4.3.5 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

LXF File

t11_jedi_striker.png

ERRORS:

Missing print and sticker

Part 2723 cannot connect to other parts (p11)

Edited by ADHO15

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@chiklets

Very good work, perhaps the roof should be a little more... slender!

About your post, you should read the thread's rules in the first page of this topic. :classic:

Particularly, the image is too big and should be resized (512x512 pixel is the maximum size allowed).

@Captain Becker

Same issue: the images for all last three sets are irregular. :wink:

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I know these aren't supposed to be out yet, but I took the liberty of making this Pirates of the Caribbean set. I am not including the LXF, (beacause it's way too hard, and I had minor hand surgery today and i'm typing / buliding with one hand plus one finger.) So here it is, the Fountain of Youth!

Sorry, but this topic is not the place for these kind of models. Firstly, you can only put models here that have been released (i.e. that you can use an official building instruction to re-create). Secondly, you need to provide the LXF.

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@ADHO15 Is that an official variation for the 7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle? I can't see it in the instructions at lego.com and I wasn't aware TLG provided alternate builds for the Star Wars sets.

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@ADHO15 Is that an official variation for the 7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle? I can't see it in the instructions at lego.com and I wasn't aware TLG provided alternate builds for the Star Wars sets.

It is. The instructions were posted in the Star Wars 2011 topic and they look as official as those for The Burrow's alternate build.

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It is. The instructions were posted in the Star Wars 2011 topic and they look as official as those for The Burrow's alternate build.

Ah, it's a Lego Club thing. I thought it probably was official coming from you, but couldn't place where it'd have come from. Cheers.

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@Captain Becker

Same issue: the images for all last three sets are irregular. :wink:

Oops, sorry about that, the pictures should be now smaller, at least i did re-sized them for sure.

New quick small Castle set again :classic: (I seriosly should take a small brake from these now)

Saw ADHO15 newest review of this set and i had to make it.

Theme: Castle

Name: Witch and the Fireplace

Set number: 2872

Year:1997

lddscreenshot1.png

LXF-file

Errors: No printings

Captain Becker

EDIT: LXF fixed!

Edited by Captain Becker

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Hi all!

Another set, duplicate, but with some corrections. :thumbup:

4478 - Geonosian Starfighter

Year - 2002

Theme - Star Wars

[DUPLICATE]

343_-_lddscreenshot2.png

LXF file

-The two bricks 44359 won't fit in the brick 44358, only one of the two is floating over the brick 44359 in the front and back of the set.

-Brick 6104 substituted by a brick-built one.

-Brick x270 (Geonosian Head) substituted by the brick 64808.

-Brick 30378 (Battle Droid Head) substituted by the brick 30529.

-Brick x545px1 substituted by the brick 50231.

-Decorations missing.

-In the image the cape is Tr. Orange, but in the file it's Tr. Brown

Edited by Giovanne

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4560/4561 - Railway Express

4560 / 4561 Train Set: Work in Progress! (I did not see it in the main thread index / thread search).

4561-Railway-Express.png

The set is effectively complete (I did not spot anything missing), although I have had to use substitute parts:

  • The platform ramp is made from custom bricks, plates and tiles
  • The roof of the truck is replaced with modern equivalent
  • The ramps inside the 'car' wagons are replaced with modern equivalent
  • The metalic chrome silver modifed tiles with slots is not the correct colour

LXF File: 4560 is identical to 4561

As always the sub models are individually grouped. Or you can download each of the sub models seperately.

Edit: Updated the list, models, and pictures.

Edit-2: Updated the colours as per the request

EDIT-3: Updated to LDD 4


  • LXF File:
4560 is identical to 4561Passenger Wagon
Auto/Car Wagon
Cab / Locomotive
Cars
Containers
Fuel Containers
Platform area
Truck

Edited by roamingstudio

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I did not see 7938 Passenger Train... so here it is.

Models updated to LDD 4.2.5 by Sjuip, MANY THANKS!. Therefore post is split in two.

7938-PassengerTrain2010.jpg

LXF File

Submodels

Errors

  • Different decoration on minifig torso for chef (airline vice trains)
  • 9V motor instead of RC motor with Technic Wheels
  • Custom Build Battery Box instead of 87513/87515 (Front/Rear Car) - Arches 6182 in Substructure won't fit in right position - known bug

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7938-PassengerTrain.png

LXF File

Known errors

  • The front and rear windscreens do not sit flush with the bricks - boundary error
  • Custom battery box has been used
  • Custom white front modified plates (for the nose cone) have been used.
  • No mini-figs yet... too tired tonight.

As always the submodels also exist as LXF files for those who are interested

In the train forum I will post a couple of pictures of custom MOC's I did for this; a 1st class wagon and a restaurant car.

Edit

Corrected slight colour issues in the original LXF files.

Nothing like a good cockpit slamming to get the window to shut better. Still not ideal...

Edit-3: LDD Version 4 models; included minifigs and train tracks. Fixed a few components.

LXF File

Edited by roamingstudio

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I did not see 7938 Passenger Train... so here it is. It might be a duplicate though (the search did not return positive).

Known errors

[*]The front and rear windscreens do not sit flush with the bricks - boundary error

Can you try to close the windscreens a couple of more times. I sometimes find that hinged bricks will close shut if you close them more "gently".

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6373 Motorcycle Shop

6373.jpg

Errors:

- no decals

- 4x5 windows are substituted

- wrong Torsos & printed slopes

- bicycles instead of motorcycles :hmpf_bad:

Download!

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