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The potential of LEGO Digital Designer for Pirate MOCs


19 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Apr 20 2006 10:05 AM

#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:05 AM

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#2 Mister Phes

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

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This isn't recent news but I believe this exemplifies LEGO Digital Designer’s usefulness to Pirate LEGO enthusiasts.  The above ship was created by 13 year old Neal McClatchey as his entry for the first LEGO Factory Design Competition. Yes that's right, a 13 year old designed this in LDD and won the competition! More information about that on LEGO.com.

So it is very possible to use LEGO Digital Designer for piratical purposes, you've just got to use your initiative to overcome the lack of specific Pirate pieces.

For more examples check out:

Cpt. Pegleg Blockbeard's Imperial Trading Post Remix, Ship and Ship-Wrecked Island
Captain Cavinano's Black Pearl
Medib's  Ship-wrecked Island
Joey Lock's Fort Laurence and New HMS Unicorn


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:22 PM

Uh-Hum... :pir-sad2:
Im 13 to but you forgot my Ship!  :pir_bawling:

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The others are excellent to!  :thumbup:
Only problem is 1 Ship costs like �170...

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#4 Mister Phes

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:29 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Jul 15 2008, 08:22 AM, said:

Im 13 to but you forgot my Ship!  :pir_bawling:
Ooops!  My mistake, what's the link to thread?


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:44 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 14 2008, 11:29 PM, said:

Ooops!  My mistake, what's the link to thread?
I dont think I posted the Double deck version but heres 2:
Unicorn
Fort Laurence

Thanks mate!  :thumbup:

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#6 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:31 AM

Mr Lock, I have added links to your LDD creations in the first post and in the frontpage News Item, but I've also removed most of the images of the Unicorn since they can be found in the linked thread.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:03 AM

how can you forget my LDD "remix" of ITP  :angry:

i should be insulted!

but i am not... here is a link to my LDD folder... LINKY

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:03 PM

wow this is so cool!!  does anyone think that lego might be adding pirate figures to ldd in the future??  if they did that then we could really get into designing so pirate stuff with ldd

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#9 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:07 PM

View PostCpt. Pegleg Blockbeard, on Jul 15 2008, 09:03 PM, said:

how can you forget my LDD "remix" of ITP  :angry:
I reckon it's because we don't have an LDD index but I shall add your Imperial Trading Post Remix immediately!


But what's the name of the ship?  And is there a thread for it?


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:26 PM

I have to say I have no patience for LDD. The process is labourious and time consuming. And all I'm doing in it right now is recolouring one of Errorists marvelous figates so that it can be purchased. The peices are to limited.
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#11 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:41 PM

As SlyOwl wrote on the front page of Classic-Pirates.com

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When faced with the daunting task of creating a model, many builders just give up, claiming to be victim to an inadequate brick palette, however, there are superb LDD Pirate MOCs.
So as you can see by looking at the first post in this thread, LDD can be used for piratical purposes if some initiative is used.


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:50 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 15 2008, 02:41 PM, said:

As SlyOwl wrote on the front page of Classic-Pirates.com

So as you can see by looking at the first post in this thread, LDD can be used for piratical purposes if some initiative is used.

You may be able to make great pirate MOCs, but you won't be able to buy them if you make them with a good colour scheme. WHY?
Look at all of Errorist's wonderful ships. You can't buy them mind you, because guess what? The bricks are only avaible in a few colours, and some of the colours avalible cannot be purchased. SO unless you make a moc with no colour scheme, you can't buy it.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:25 PM

View PostNorrington, on Jul 16 2008, 11:50 AM, said:

You may be able to make great pirate MOCs, but you won't be able to buy them if you make them with a good colour scheme. WHY?
Well I thought it was because the price would be too expensive for you  :pir-grin:

The colour scheme of Joey Lock's ship is not too bad is it?


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:51 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 16 2008, 04:37 AM, said:

I reckon it's because we don't have an LDD index but I shall add your Imperial Trading Post Remix immediately!


But what's the name of the ship?  And is there a thread for it?

there is no thread for it, i never posted it as a "big creation" it was a cool i like yours here is mine... i was thinking the lioness...

EDIT: i also remember a really good cross section of a boat somewhere i think it was by Phred...

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:49 AM

View PostCpt. Pegleg Blockbeard, on Jul 17 2008, 06:51 AM, said:

EDIT: i also remember a really good cross section of a boat somewhere i think it was by Phred...

Almost correct, that was made by Errorist an can be seen here, along with his other stunning LDD creations.

I can definitly see the potential of LDD, some beatiful creations are already there to show us.
Personally i don''t have the patience and the lack of pieces annoys me, i rather build in real.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:52 AM

well will lego add the new pirates pieces into ldd, there is a spot where yoiu can leave feedback on ldd, and i am making shure i put in a word for the pirates!
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:55 AM

I'd say no, but of course that would be very amazing.  :pir-skull:

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 06:12 AM

I wish! I've been building on LDD for well over a year, and I wish I could put pirates aboard my ships, but they barely have any good Castle stuff on there, so I'm not getting my hopes up... :pir-hmpf_bad:

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:24 PM

I'd love to see elements of the Pirates line in LDD and Pick-a-Brick. I'd be building armies like crazy.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:43 PM

I don't think they would do it but if they did I would buy a lot of extra pieces to expand everything I have!
I need some new ship parts but even if I find them they are **** :jollyroger: **** expensive! Now the new pirate's line has been revealed I hope the prices of classic sets will go down.
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