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10241 Maersk Line Triple-E - Theme: Creator; Expert

Errors: couldn't fit Metalized Gold (Minifig, Utensil Coin Type 3 with 10 Mark) (Bricklink) in the forecastle (?name?).

Jolly good work, Stephan!

To make things complete (it's considered bad luck to not have (or lose) a coin under the main mast) here's were the coin is: 57503 in LDD Extended.

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70809 Lord Business' Evil Lair - Theme: The LEGO Movie - LXF file

I'm noticing that in this set there are too many missing parts.

Minifigures are very incomplete, decorations has not been replaced when possible (not even the faces with the classic generic minifig face!), hairpiece for a minifig is missing, Lord Business' hat is completely missing instead then replaced with a brick build solution, and what about hair and legs on the right? Is it another minifigure? (EDIT: ok, extra pieces. Thanks Cult_Of_Skaro for the answer)

If missing parts is not repleced somehow, the set is considered incomplete.

PS: in this set is very evident, but I see that other sets have similar problems too.

Edited by Calabar

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and what about hair and legs on the right? Is it another minifigure?

The extra hair and legs are in the set to make Lord Business into President Business.

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Here comes my Star Wars sets :)

75028 Clone Turbo Tank ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75028.png

96 Pieces

LXF File v 4.3.8

Errors

* Wrong Prints on minifigure

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75029 AAT ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75029.png

94 Pieces ( 1 piece missing as 74340 Turn Table 2x2 is seperated into 2 pieces in the instructions booklet but is a single piece in LDD )

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* None

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75030 Millenium Falcon ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75030.png

94 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Missing Prints

* Wrong Minifig Prints

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75031 TIE Interceptor ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75031.png

92 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Missing Prints

* Wrong Minifig Prints

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75032 X-Wing Fighter ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75032.png

97 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Wrong Minifig Prints

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75033 Star Destroyer ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : MicroFighters

Year : 2014

75033.png

97 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Wrong Minifig Prints

And that's it for MicroFighters.... something new... but i'm personally...... abit dissapointed haha, especially with the X-Wing and Star Destroyer.

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75038 Jedi ™ Interceptor

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75038.png

219 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Wrong Minifig Prints

* No Stickers / Decals

* Part 15400 - Sprint Shooter doesn't exists in LDD. Replaced with Part 3010 Brick 1x4

* Laser Beams part ( which is not even in brickset listing so i dunno exactly what's it called ) is not available in LDD. no replacements

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75039 V-Wing Starfighter

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75039.png

196 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

* Part 15400 - Sprint Shooter doesn't exists in LDD. Replaced with Part 3010 Brick 1x4

* Part 11214 - Con. Bush 2M Fr. + Cross Axle doesn't exists in LDD. Replaced with Part 6562 - Connector Peg / Cross Axle

Next Project 75040 - General Grievous' Wheel Bike

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75040 General Grevious' Wheel Bike ™ ( duplicate of penguinz )

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75040.png

246 / 261 Pieces

LXF File v 4.3.8

Errors

Bag 1 : Instruction 4-3 : Page 9 : Part 6141 ( 614126 ) Round Plate 1x1 : Black : 6 Pieces is removed to due collision error bugs

General Grievious

Bag 2 : Page 11 : Part ( 6057904 ) : Does not exists in LDD

Bag 2 : Page 11 : Part ( 6057911 ) : Does not exists in LDD

Bag 2 : Page 11 : Part ( 6064904 ) : Does not exists in LDD ( 2 pieces )

Bag 2 : Page 11 : Part ( 6058077 ) : Does not exists in LDD ( 2 pieces )

Bag 2 : Page 11 : Part ( 6058110 ) : Does not exists in LDD ( 2 pieces )

Bag 2 : Page 12 : Part 15556 ( 6051389 ) Light Sword Stock, No. "1000" : Silver Ink : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 23306, Light Sword Shaft : Silver Metalic ( 4 pieces )

Bag 2 : Page 21 : Part 16271 ( 6057870 ) Flat Tile 1x1 - Round "No.21" : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 98138 Flat Tile 1x1, Round. Missing Prints

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75041 Vulture Droid ™ (duplicate of penguinz )

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75041.png

201 / ? Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

Battle Droid

Bag 1 : Page 5 : Part 94401 ( 4614789 ) Space Skeleton Body "Driver" : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 30375 Space Skeleton Body : Bright Blue, Missing Prints

Buzz Droid

Bag 1 : Page 6 : Part 15071 ( 6051527 ) Gun Base 1X2X2/3 W.Knob/Shaft : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 4595 Motor 1X2X2/3 : Placed inverted due to further collision errors later

Bag 1 : Page 9 : Part ( 6058942 ) : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 30367 Final Brick 2x2 : Brick Yellow. Missing Prints

Neimoidian ™ Warrior

Bag 2 : Page 36 : Part 3626 Mini Head : Wrong Prints

Bag 2 : Page 36 : Part 76382 Mini Upper Part : Wrong Prints

Bag 2 : Page 36 : Part 73200 Mini Lower Part : Wrong Prints

Vulture Droid

Bag 1 : Page 15 : Instruction 11 : Part 15400 ( 6048898 ) Spring Shooter 1X4 : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 3010 Brick 1X4 ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 1 : Page 20 : Instruction 19 : Part 85984 ( 4568637 ) Roof Tile 1X2X2/3, Abs : Missing Sticker / Decal

Bag 1 : Page 24 : Instruction 25 : Part 95188 ( 6056672 ) Circle 90G 6X6 Roof Tile : Missing Sticker / Decal

Bag 1 : Page 33 : Instruvtion 30-7 : Part 43712 ( 4180486 ) Brick 4X6 W/Bow/Angle : Missing Sticker / Decal

Bag 1 : Page 34 : Instruction 31 : Part 15303 ( 6054526 ) Arrow 8M For Spring Shooter : Does not exists in LDD, not replaced ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 2 : Page 49 : Instruction 12 : Part 50955 Left Shell 3X10 : Missing Sticker / Decal

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75042 Droid Gunship ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75042.png

438/ 439 Pieces

LXF File v 4.3.8

Errors

Chewbacca

Bag 1 : Page 6 : Part ( 6063666 ) : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 30483 Chewbacca

Bag 1 : Page 6 : Part ( 6058788 ) : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 76382 Mini Upper Part

Bag 1 : Page 6 : Part ( 6063675 ) : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 73200 Mini Lower Part, Missing Prints

41st Elite Corps Trooper

Bag 4 : Page 46 : Part ( 6062929 ) Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 92742 ARF Trooper Helmet

Bag 4 : Page 46 : Part 12817 ( 6021888 ) Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 3626 Mini Head, Wrong Prints

Bag 4 : Page 46 : Part 76382 ( 6062914 ) Wrong Prints

Bag 4 : Page 46 : Part ( 6063675 ) Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 73200 Mini Lower Part, Wrong Prints

Droid Gunship

Bag 1 : Page 21 : Intruction 17 : Part 58846 Circle 90D 10X10, WRY 18D, Missing Sticker / Decal

Bag 2 : Page 26 : Instruction 20 : Axle could not be fully inserted due to non rubbery nature of part 45590 Damper in LDD

Bag 2 : Page 28 : Instruction 32 : Part 4150 Flat Tile 2X2, Round, Missing Sticker / Decal

Bag 3 : Page 40 : Instruction 33-1 : Part 15400 Spring Shooter 1X4 : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 3010 Brick 1X4 ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 3 : Page 45 : Instruction 38 : Part 15303 Arrow 8M For Spring Shooter : Does not exists in LDD, replaced with 3707 Cross Axle 8M ( 3 Pieces )

Bag 5 : Page 55 : Instruction 18-6 : Part 11203 Flat Tile 2X2 Inv. : Missing Print

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75043 AT-AP ™

Theme : Star Wars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75043.png

709 / 717 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

Sorry to say that half way through building this set, my computer lost power and restarted :( losing my notepad error information.

However i would like to summarized my errors

* Missing Stickers

* Wrong Prints

* Tartful has wrong parts

* Spring Shooters and Spring Bullets are not available

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75044 Droid Tri-Fighter ™

Theme : StarWars

SubTheme : Episode III

Year : 2014

75044.png

260 / 262 Pieces

LXF File v4.3.8

Errors

Chancellor Palpatine

Bag 1 : Part ( 6065561 ) : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 3626 Mini Head, Wrong Prints

Bag 1 : Part ( 6065585 ) : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 76382 Mini Upper Part, Wrong Prints

Bag 1 : Part ( 6065594 ) : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 73200 Mini Lower Part, Wrong Prints

Buzz Droid

Bag 1 : Part 15071 ( 6051527 ) Gun Base 1X2X2/3 W.Knob/Shaft : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 4595 Motor : Placed inverted due to collision errors

Bag 1 : Part ( 6058942 ) : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 30367 Final Brick 2X2 ( 2 Pieces )

Security Battle Droid

Bag 2 : Part ( 6067930 ) Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with 30375 Space Skeleton Body

Droid Tri-Fighter

Bag 1 : Page 22 - Instruction 8 : Part 15400 ( 6048898 ) Spring Shooter 1X4 : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 3010 Brick 1X4

Bag 1 : Page 24 - Instruction 12 : Part ( 6067372 ) : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 50747 Dome 47.84 w. combi hinge, No Prints

Bag 2 : Page 36 - Instruction 11 : Missing Stickers / Decals

Bag 2 : Page 39 - Instruction 14 : Missing Stickers / Decals

Bag 2 : Page 51 - Instruction 21 : Part 15303 ( 6054526 ) Arrow 8M For Sprint Shooter : Does not exists in LDD : Replaced with Part 3707 Cross Axle 8M ( 2 Pieces )

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75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon

Theme : StarWars

SubTheme : The Clone Wars

Year : 2014

75045.png

434 / ?? Pieces

LXF File v 4.3.8

Errors

Plo Koon

Bag 1 : Part 15556 ( 6051389 ) Light Sword Stock, No. "1000" : Color Silver Ink Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with Silver Metalic

Wolf Pack Clone Troopers

Bag 2 : Part ( 6065687 ) Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with part 73200 Mini Lower Part, Wrong Prints ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 2 : Part ( 6065676 ) Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with part 76382 Mini Upper Part, Wrong Prints ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 2 : Part 63154 ( 4528085 ) Mini Head No. 525 Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with 3626 Mini Head, Wrong Prints ( 2 Pieces )

Bag 2 : Part ( 6065605 ) Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with part 61189 Clone Helmet W. 1.5 Hole

Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon

Bag 3 : Instruction 40 : Part 15400 ( 6048898 ) Spring Shooter 1X4 : Does not exists in LDD, Replaced with part 3010 Brick 1X4

Bag 3 : Instruction 41 : Part ( 6062599 ) Does not exists in LDD, Repleaced with Part 3707 Axle 8M ( 2 Pieces )

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PS : i'm all ears on how to fix some bugs and missing pieces :) will creadit you as co creator if you do so.

Also i will strive to document my errors properly after the parisian restaurant iincident :) (i do take the criticism positively )

Will add more Star Wars projects here as i build them on LDD :D ( note i wont work on the battle packs i guess or i will put it on lowest priority :D )

Edited by kcoon

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Will add more Star Wars projects here as i build them on LDD :D

Aehm!!! :poke:

  • Always use a new post to add new entry/entries. Don't add models to any existing post.

As I suggested to other users, ammass a group of new entries and then post them together in a single post. :wink:

EDIT: I'm starting to think that my poor English has struck again! :grin:

Fixed the sentence in the quote! I'll update the rules during the next Index update.

Edited by Calabar

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60049 – Helicopter Transporter – Theme: City / Police

[bricklink] [brickset]

60049_helicopter_transporter.jpg

60049 LXF

Notes:

- Different minifig body decorations, except for thief with yellow arms.

- Dark Stone Grey Flat Tile 2x2 Round W. Hole (15535) not in LDD. Replaced by a group of four Flat Tiles 1x1 Round 98138.

EDIT: Missing Tile 15535 corrected with BrickVersion 1392.

Edited by Sjuip

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I'm noticing that in this set there are too many missing parts.

Minifigures are very incomplete, decorations has not been replaced when possible (not even the faces with the classic generic minifig face!), hairpiece for a minifig is missing, Lord Business' hat is completely missing instead then replaced with a brick build solution, and what about hair and legs on the right? Is it another minifigure? (EDIT: ok, extra pieces. Thanks Cult_Of_Skaro for the answer)

If missing parts is not repleced somehow, the set is considered incomplete.

PS: in this set is very evident, but I see that other sets have similar problems too.

Yeah, sorry! I will fix it as soon as possible. It's mainly Lord Business helmet, and the printings. I was hoping for a small LDD update containing some 2014 parts soon.

I shall update the other sets as well asap :)

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All Sets made in LDD 4.3.8

75028 - Clone Turbo Tank - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75028.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone helmet

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75029 - AAT - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75029.png

LXF File

Errors:

All decorations are missing

75030 - Millennium Falcon - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75030.png

LXF File

Errors:

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75031 - TIE Interceptor - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75031.png

LXF File

Errors:

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75032 - X-Wing Fighter - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75032.png

LXF File

Errors:

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75033 - Star Destroyer - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75033.png

LXF File

Errors:

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75034 - Death Star Troopers - Theme: Star Wars

75034.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Death Star gunner helmet, stud-shooting gun assembly

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75035 - Kashyyyk Troopers - Theme: Star Wars

75035.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone and Scout helmet, stud-shooting gun assembly

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75036 - Utapau Troopers - Theme: Star Wars

75036.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone and Airborne helmet, stud-shooting gun assembly

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75037 - Battle on Saleucami - Theme: Star Wars

75037.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone helmet, grass element, spring-loaded shooter and missile

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75038 - Jedi Interceptor - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75038.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing spring-loaded shooter and missile

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75039 - W-Wing Starfighter - Theme: Star Wars (duplicate)

75039.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing spring-loaded shooter and missile, modified technic axle

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75040 - General Grievous' Wheel Bike - Theme: Star Wars

75040.png

LXF File

Errors:

Unable to fully attach track links

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75041 - Vulture Droid - Theme: Star Wars

75041.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing spring-loaded shooter and missile, new part similar to 4595

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75042 - Droid Gunship - Theme: Star Wars

75042.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone helmet, Wookiee mold, spring-loaded shooter and missile

Collision error between 4589b and 3030. Unable to place 45590

All decorations are missing or incorrect

75043 - AT-AP - Theme: Star Wars

75043.png

LXF File

Errors:

Missing Clone helmet, Wookiee mold, spring-loaded shooter and missile

All decorations are missing or incorrect

Edited by Calabar
: Fixed link for 75041

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70805 Trash Chomper - Model A - Theme: The LEGO Movie

LXF file <LDD 4.3.8>

70805-a-bis.png

Errors: No error

Missing prints: Minifig torso, pant and face patterns have been replaced by another ones (not available in LDD)

Missing stickers: Missing stickers


70805 Trash Chomper - Model B - Theme: The LEGO Movie

LXF file <LDD 4.3.8>

70805-b-bis.png

[Lego] [Brickset] [Bricklink] [Peeron]

Errors: No error

Missing prints: Minifig torso, pant and face patterns have been replaced by another ones (not available in LDD)

Missing stickers: Missing stickers

Edited by vean

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@vean

Remember to deal with alternative versions as full separated sets.

I've edited your post to fix the problem and some other little thing.

About images, remember to try to compact objects inside the scene, this time they are a bit scattered.

Edited by Calabar

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10243 - Parisian Restaurant - Theme: Advanced Models - Modular Buildings (LXFML-File, LXF-File) LDD 4.3.8, Brick version: 1264

10243_parisian_restaurant.thumb.png

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[Brickset] [Bricklink] [Peeron] [LEGO.com 1/2/3]

Substitutions:

LDD currently does not contain some of the bricks and decorations used in this set, so a bunch of substitutions had be used:

Remarks:

10243 Parisian Restaurant

Theme : Advanced Models

SubTheme : Modular Buildings

[...]

Add the following to the list of errors:

  • 1 brick gets removed when opening the LXF file (I guess it's the pillar of the lamp left to the chimney).
  • The building actually hovers through the air, since the minifigures are placed too deep.
  • The ring 11010 (6009771) is omitted.
  • The two knives 44658 (4542586) are omitted.
  • The brush 14428 (6047551) is coloured wrongly (the silver ring is missing).
  • The palette 16653 (6062750) is not decorated, although the appropriate decoration is already included in LDD (ID 94470).
  • The milk bag 95275 (4619596) is not decorated, although the appropriate decoration is already included in LDD (ID 95551).
  • The minifig torso 76382 (4651703) is wrongly decorated, although the appropriate decorations are already included in LDD (IDs 99609 and 99610).
  • The minifig torso 76382 (4649274) is wrongly decorated, although the appropriate decorations are already included in LDD (IDs 99158 and 99157).
  • Due to a collision error, the roof is not built as instructed (instruction 3, figure 31, page 42): 2× 3710 (4211001) are replaced by 2×3023 (4211063) to get a fitting solution.
  • The lattice plates 15561 (6051422) should be coloured in 336 - Silver Ink, but are actually colored in 309 - Silver Metallic, since LDD currently doesn't display 336 too well.

I thus dared to upload a duplicate version of 10243 omitting some of those flaws.

Edited by Calabar

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60048 – Police Dog Unit – Theme: City / Police

[bricklink] [brickset]

60048_police_dog_unit.jpg

60048 LXF

Notes:

- Different decoration for minifig body and face of policeman.

- Different decorations for minifig body and face of thief with black arms/hands.

- Hat No.18 (15924) not in LDD. Replaced by Mini Police Hat 11259.

- Dark Stone Grey Flat Tile 2x2 Round W. Hole (15535) not in LDD. Replaced by four Flat Tiles 1x1 Round 98138.

- Warm Gold Mixer Tap (13770) not in LDD. Replaced with similar Combination Set 6936.

- Medium Nougat Profile Brick 1x4 Single Gro. (15533) not in LDD. Replaced by pairs of Profile Brick 1x2 Single Gro. 98283

And I love that periscope! :sweet:

EDIT: Missing Hat 15530, Tile 15535 and Bricks 15533 corrected with BrickVersion 1392.

Edited by Sjuip

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I thus dared to upload a duplicate version of 10243 omitting some of those flaws:

Wait... you can't take the work of another builder and post it again, unless he/she is unavailable or he decided to don't update his work and delegates you for it.

If you want you can provide simply the file, so that the original builder can update his entry, but you can't submit it as a new entry except under the conditions that I have explained before.

PS: such a small image for such a big set? :wink:

Edited by Calabar

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Wait... you can't take the work of another builder and post it again, unless he/she is unavailable or he decided to don't update his work and delegates you for it.

If you want you can provide simply the file, so that the original builder can update his entry, but you can't submit it as a new entry except under the conditions that I have explained before.

PS: such a small image for such a big set? :wink:

No, I am no copycat, I uploaded the file I crafted on my very own: When I started building, 60045 was the last set posted. On saturday night I was about 2/3 done when I saw that kcoon had already posted set 10243. So I first finished the rest of my file, without planning to upload it, just for the fun of building it. That took most of the sunday.

I wondered, however, why he/she was that quick and thus wanted to have a closer look at kcoon's LXF file, but brickshelf.com was down for some time during sunday evening. Thus I was only able to examine the file on monday. Since I didn't manage to circumvent the collision error on the roof without replacing bricks, I was especially interested how this issue was solved (since kcoon did not list it as an error in his/her post). I was pretty disappointed, when I realised that kcoon sort of cheated: If you take short cuts like using wrong bricks and omitting decorations, it's no wonder that you get a set done that quickly! And not listing the short cuts used is no fair play. So I changed my mind and decided to upload my version of the set as well: I am not the first one to finish it, so my post is technically a duplicate, but it is more thoroughly crafted and has nicer and more complete decorations.

Well, the result is pretty much the same (since it is the same set), but I promise I did not use any portion of kcoon's file to get my work done -- scout's honour!

I am a bit sad that the quickest (and thus least thorough) post gets the credits. I am no fan of "quick-and-dirty". I guess this set is too beautiful to use such an inaccurate representation as kcoon did, but feel free not to index my post, if you still think it is inappropriate. However, you then should definitely clarify the topic rules, since they currently say

  • NOTE: you can choose to make an already made or booked set, if you want.

The thumbnail by the way is clickable: Click it to get a larger image.

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No, I am no copycat, I uploaded the file I crafted on my very own [...]

That's enough for me. If the set is your, you have full rights to post it as you did.

I was fooled by all the talk you did about kcoon work.

PS: Note that there is no need to report it is a duplicate anymore, because now that's managed by the Index Manager.

The thumbnail by the way is clickable: Click it to get a larger image.

Good choice to make it clickable (I do this way myshelf :grin: ), but the showed image is the one that really counts.

The image is not irregular, but for such a big set a full 512x size is surely much better.

I will modify a bit your post to make it more readable. :classic:

Edited by Calabar

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No, I am no copycat, I uploaded the file I crafted on my very own: When I started building, 60045 was the last set posted. On saturday night I was about 2/3 done when I saw that kcoon had already posted set 10243. So I first finished the rest of my file, without planning to upload it, just for the fun of building it. That took most of the sunday.

I wondered, however, why he/she was that quick and thus wanted to have a closer look at kcoon's LXF file, but brickshelf.com was down for some time during sunday evening. Thus I was only able to examine the file on monday. Since I didn't manage to circumvent the collision error on the roof without replacing bricks, I was especially interested how this issue was solved (since kcoon did not list it as an error in his/her post). I was pretty disappointed, when I realised that kcoon sort of cheated: If you take short cuts like using wrong bricks and omitting decorations, it's no wonder that you get a set done that quickly! And not listing the short cuts used is no fair play. So I changed my mind and decided to upload my version of the set as well: I am not the first one to finish it, so my post is technically a duplicate, but it is more thoroughly crafted and has nicer and more complete decorations.

Well, the result is pretty much the same (since it is the same set), but I promise I did not use any portion of kcoon's file to get my work done -- scout's honour!

I am a bit sad that the quickest (and thus least thorough) post gets the credits. I am no fan of "quick-and-dirty". I guess this set is too beautiful to use such an inaccurate representation as kcoon did, but feel free not to index my post, if you still think it is inappropriate. However, you then should definitely clarify the topic rules, since they currently say

The thumbnail by the way is clickable: Click it to get a larger image.

hi pbat,

1. i thank you for your extensive review.

2. don't understand why are you being so upset for not being first, you will still be credited in anyways. Look back at index and you will see that everyone is credited even if it's a duplicate or not.

3. it seems that i missed that 1x4 brick error. I remembered i documented it on the notepad. but somehow when i created that thread, i seem to have missed it. I sincerely apologise again

4. i don't meant to be cheat but i tried my best to be as complete as possible. I also pride myself to group

in anyways will take your review and update my sets too.. also saw how you overcome some missing pieces which is really a good idea :D

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I don't see this thread as a race with winners as the ones that "arrive" first. You do your build, you submit, period, it doesn't matter if someone else did it first.

Anyway, the reason for my post is to ask why LDD does not show the thumbnail as usual for pbat's LXF Parisian Restaurant file, as show here:

http://prntscr.com/2h92z5

Notice that the icon is a blurred brick with a red exclamation mark. Weird.

The file opens fine though.

Any explanation?

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2. don't understand why are you being so upset for not being first, you will still be credited in anyways. Look back at index and you will see that everyone is credited even if it's a duplicate or not.

This is due to a misunderstanding.

I thought his entry was a fixed version of your file, so I told him he can't post it as it was a new entry. But he created the model from the scratch, so the entry is perfectly regular.

Notice that the icon is a blurred brick with a red exclamation mark. Weird.

Any explanation?

In order to show sets in the thumbnail, LDD have to load the whole model from the lxf file.

This causes in many cases LDD to hang, drastically slowing the startup of the applications.

Maybe that because of the big size of the file, LDD "decided" to don't load it to avoid problems.

Otherwise, maybe you downloaded the lxfml file instead the lxf file.

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well if he used my file i was going to suggest that it was co made but before i could reply i saw that reply... so much rage >.< haha... like i said i meant well and not rush any projects up. i will read up his errors later and see what i could fix :D also i liked how pbat used end bricks to replace the bowl that doesn't exists in LDD..

also i'm trying to understand the missing prints that is supposed to be in LDD.. i also liked my sets to be as perfect as possible :D

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Maybe that because of the big size of the file, LDD "decided" to don't load it to avoid problems.

I don't think so. I have an LXF file with 20k+ pieces that is a layout of modular buildings (soon to have PR added to it) and LDD shows its thumbnail just fine. LDD takes a few seconds to show the thumbnail though but never shows an error like that.

Otherwise, maybe you downloaded the lxfml file instead the lxf file.

I clicked the LXF link. I don't even know what an LXFML file is.

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Anyway, the reason for my post is to ask why LDD does not show the thumbnail as usual for pbat's LXF Parisian Restaurant file, as show here:

http://prntscr.com/2h92z5

Notice that the icon is a blurred brick with a red exclamation mark. Weird.

The file opens fine though.

Any explanation?

This is due to the fact that I used a color, that LDD does not officially support (336 - Silver Ink): Any file that contains unsupported colours will get such a blurry icon, indicating that this file might be corrupted. However, the file is fine in that case, simply LDD can't cope with that colour ID: Have a look at the various lattice plates used as doormats. They should be silver ink, but LDD displays them plain white.

LXF files are in fact ZIP files that contain a PNG thumbnail and an LXFML file. The latter is a plain text file containing some XML dialect. materials="XXX" indicates the colour a brick has. If you open an LXFML file in a text editor like notepad, you can manually adjust those strings and enter colours you otherwise wouldn't be able to set in LDD itself. To get the various colour IDs have a look at the Peeron Colour Chart. The LEGOID column contains the values LDD uses as colour ID. But bear in mind that the PCC is neither complete nor up to date. A more complete list is available over at brickset.com, but that list includes only names, not numbers or IDs. Anyways, some googling helps in most cases.

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also i'm trying to understand the missing prints that is supposed to be in LDD.. i also liked my sets to be as perfect as possible :D

What is true for colours, applies in a similar fashion to decorations: In the LXFML file, decoration="0" indicates a brick that is not decorated but has one decoration surface, decoration="0,0" is not decorated but has two decoration surfaces etc. If you replace the zeros by appropriate decoration IDs, you can put decorations onto bricks that are decorateable but aren't prepared to get those specific decorations in LDD. LDD contains way more decorations than the ones accessible via the LDD GUI itself. If you know their IDs, you can add them manually to your sets. Have a look at the LDD Reference thread for further information: Although some years old by now, most information in that thread still applies today, except the fact that there are much more decorations by now (I guess the LDD Reference should get sort of an update regarding this issue).

If you, however, mess with the XML in a way that LDD can't understand the content of the LXFML file any longer, LDD doesn't render the preview thumbnail but displays this error icon Vee wrote about. Unsupported material IDs, on the other hand, are not that much of a problem: Although you have this error icon, the file loads well and is displayed as intended, except that each unknown colour is of course not displayed correctly. If a future LDD update will add support for those colour, the file is, however, prepared and eventually will display the colour as intended. That's way I used the colour 336 for those bricks instead of let's say 309: 309 is currently supported in LDD and shows a nice silver, but it's hard to keep track which colour is supported in which version and which set has to get an colour update if an LDD update leverages the colour support. LDD has not such detailed publicly available release notes.

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also i liked how pbat used end bricks to replace the bowl that doesn't exists in LDD..

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I used a technique called scaffolding: You can freely move any part you like by using some helping construction. Have a look at this thread for some examples. bbqqq made some excellent foolproof videos that helped me a lot. So I used an inverted 30367 (as it mimics the desired shape), and put it in place using a light sword blade and a 4085 I later removed. To avoid collision errors, it's a good idea to close and reopen the file to check if the part gets removed. If so, you slightly have to adjust its position.

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Thank you for the nice explanation about the "hacks" you can do to the LXF files. I know XML files, I am a hobbyist programmer, but had no idea you could edit an LXF file like that.

One question: why distribute this LXFML file if it is already inside the LXF file?

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@vean

Remember to deal with alternative versions as full separated sets.

I've edited your post to fix the problem and some other little thing.

About images, remember to try to compact objects inside the scene, this time they are a bit scattered.

Hi calabar!

Thank you for these explanations. Images have been updated :thumbup:

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