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  1. My first Lego locomotive MOC. Modeled after a BNSF ES44AC locomotive. 6 studs wide, 50 studs long and powered by two Lego Power Functions train motors. The three axle bogies have enough articulation to negotiate the standard Legos curves. It's made up of about 1200 bricks, took about 50 hours to design in Lego Digital Designer, 8 hours to assemble and cost a little over $200 to build, complete with electronics, from parts purchased off Bricklink. I've included the .lxf file below and welcome anyone to build, copy, modify or just examine my building techniques. I took great care to create many different groups to make the digital version easy to disassemble an examine. I've also included a link to a YouTube video of it running. It negotiates the standard Lego curves with no problems. I hope you like! Here's the .lxf file... Thanks for looking!
  2. Here's my 2nd engine, digital format only for now, but I'll order the parts soon. These 4-4-0's were so popular in the US from the mid-1800's to the mid-1900's that they are referred to as a 4-4-0 American. They were a mainline work horse until the early 1900's when larger engines replaced them but they continued service on shortlines and spurs until the 1950's. My particular engine was inspired by #185 of the St.Louis-San Francisco Railway, nicknamed Frisco. It has 1050 bricks between the engine and tender and took me over 50 hours to make in LDD. It's 8 bricks wide and I tried hard to capture many of the important details without making it too super detailed. I focused mainly on scale and proportions. I did add good detail to the boiler in the cab and gave the tender good detail behind the cab to include the coal shoot and working coal doors. It's powered by a PF train motor under the engine with the battery and receiver housed in the tender. The very top of the coal heap serves as the button for the battery and you can look straight down and see the battery light glowing green. The cable for the motor runs under the floor of the engine and tender, but just above the coupler, keeping it out of sight. The .lxf file is quite detailed with over a dozen different groups making it easy to take the engine and tender apart allowing you to make modifications, change colors or just to examine my building technique. I have not run it through Bricklink yet, so there could be some parts in certain colors that are not available, like all the metallic gold in the cab for example. Here's a link to more history about the Frisco Railway... Here's a link to the .lxf file... And here's some pics (click on each for bigger)...Hope you like!
  3. How I can create video building instructions, shown above, without capture screen in real-time ?
  4. ABOUT : I'm gladly to introduce tools, that can help maintenance with collection of LEGO Digital Designer models in real-time. This tool do not harm you file and do not write | modify anything inside your models. Every content /image, text, statistic, etc./ you can see... come from model file directly on indirectly. DOWNLOAD: LDD Explorer /Windows Desktop version/ THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE REQUIRED: LEGO Digital Designer 4.3 LDD Parts List 2.1 INSTALLATION PROCESS: Download and install LEGO Digital Designer 4.3 for Windows PC Download and unpack LDD Parts List 2.1 Download and unpack LDD Explorer Put xml2explorer.xsl from step 3 into root directory chosen in step 2 HOW TO USE IT : On first run, click the label to set the path. When LDD Explorer is on the run. It is possible to minimize him to the system tray, and restore by double click. You will be informed when you create new or delete existed. Latest modified file is always on top on list.
  5. I downloaded LDD just 48 hours ago and got right to work on designing a hopper car. Well eight hoppers to be exact. I know they just look like simple color changes but the first one took me the better part of eight hours. Then I spent many more hours getting familiar with groups and templates. Simultaneously I hand keyed them into Bricklink and spent many more hours getting them from about $90 per car to the to $40-$50 range with careful parts and color editing. So now I have a choice to make, I'm going to order parts for three cars and want your input. Which colors combinations do you like the best and why? Most favorite and least favorite? I also welcome any opinions, or suggestions. They are 24 studs long and I won't be making any changes to their length. Thanks in advance, hope you like! -Scott Link to .lxf file. Link to a high quality pic.
  6. Download Concept LXF File:
  7. Hi All Long time reader, but first time topic starter :-) Thank you for a great forum. I need some help getting started - I love to build, but lack talent in designing the models. How did you begin when you first started building your own models using LDD? I have decided to create a double sized Lego Yoda using LDD. My initial plan was to hire someone on this forum to help me, but I understand this is not allowed :-) I want Yoda to be roughly 130cm from head to toe. He has to be able to stand on his own unassisted Has to be in one of the poses linked below: Do you guys have any ideas? Cheers
  8. Hello AFOL's, i want to show you my new Moc of the Pelta-Class Frigate from Star Wars Rebels. It has Parts: 5722 Lenght: 122cm Width: 86cm Height: 27cm Building Time: 2 Days I would be happy for feedback.
  9. [MOC] Imperial Light Cruiser

    Hello AFOL's, today, i want to show you my new awsome Moc of the Imperial Light Cruiser from Star Wars Rebels. It has Parts: 2908 Lenght: 92,8cm Width: 38,4cm Height: 12,8cm Building Time: 2 Days I would be happy for feedback.
  10. Hello AFOL's, today, i want to show you my new awsome Moc of the Imperial Interdictor Cruiser from Star Wars Rebels. It has Parts: 5163 Lenght: 99,8cm Width: 51,4cm Height: 25,5cm Building Time: 4 Days I would be happy for feedback.
  11. I am converting a lego model to an .ldr file. However, the chain link models are not converted/present in the export! Is there a way to export the chain models too? Otherwise how can I get their models into my .ldr file? I've created an animation here:
  12. 42059 alternative model. Uses all parts from the set (exl. spares). No functions whatsoever except for inherited pull-back motor and quite pleasing looks. It showcases the "40 years" part nicely. It's a rear-engined landspeed hot rod, inspired mostly by "belly tanks". Looks better with lower profile front tires borrowed from 42046 Getaway Racer (last pic). Bonus: can be used with minifigs! LXF FILE - I might have missed something. The model SHOULD USE ALL PARTS from the by the A-model. If there are any leftovers, please inform me. The pink parts obviously represent the pull-back motor. The bit that sticks out in the front should of course be rotated as in the pictures - LDD won't allow you to do so. With better tire setup:
  13. Good day! Today I present you my newest MOC - ProLaps Golf Caddy (Cart) from GTA V . I wanted to build this vehicle since May of this year when I first seen it in a video, but newer got into starting it. I used reference pictures from GTA wiki . Not 100% accurate, but I tried my best on it. Propelled by 1x m-motor without diff and 1:166 gear ratio ; steered by another m-motor with working steering wheel. Powered by a large BB and cotrolled by a V1 receiver. Video coming soon . Scroll down for video Bricksafe gallery My LDD is glitching a lot , so I don't know if the digital model will ever be finished. Thanks for reading, I hope to hear your opinion on it
  14. Greetings, Today I have decided to create one of the most sought after SW sets that hasn't happened. You've read the title so you know of course it is a Yavin Base MOC. This is actually my second go at making this, my first attempt (which can be found here.), is very poorly executed with multiple design flaws that are too far from creative liberties, and very poor support. Now I have ditched the exterior, made it entirely interior based for improved playability (and difficulty to recreate the exterior correctly), made lots of braces going through the floor, put various triangle brackets and braces in the walls, made it a two-part modular build, and I gave it a final minutes of the battle tension as the theme (very clear with the placement of the minifigs). Briefing Room (Note: The 6x6 flat tile will be white w/ a cutout of DS plans on a black sticker) War Room T-65 X-Wing in Hanger Rear T-65 X-Wing in Hanger Front Arm w/ Rotating Droid Magnet (No Droid For Use) Fuel Tank w/ Refueling Hose How To Separate/Reconnect War Room to Briefing Room. [There are color and print problems as usual with just the minifigs and X-Wing (mod of unreleased Yavin set version for now)]. Hope you liked it. Yavin Base Command Center.lxf
  15. Good day! Sometimes I make MOCs that don't deserve a topic, or simply have WIP concepts that I don't publish . This will serve as a place where I post my WIP creations that may end being a MOC , and small sized MOCs which are too simple to post a video or create a topic.
  16. Hi. Another effort to build ships from old Sci-Fi shows in LDD - this time I've had a go at building an SA-43 Hammerhead from the under-rated 90's show Space, Above and Beyond. This is the attack jet the marines use against the bad guys. Lots of source material to work from but the below were useful reference pics: And here she is: It's built in DBG but looks more like LBG in the images. I think you can just about see the embedded jet engines/fans in that pic - the "natural light" renders were a bit too dark to see the black turbofans hidden in there until I tweaked the levels and monkeyed around with multiple light sources. The top gun turret rotates/elevates, the nose gun rotates, and the cockpit canopy pivots up around some clips at the front for the pilot. Front view: Top-down view: Obligatory 360 spin-o-tron view: With my MOC experience I couldn't get all the angles and curves to work in this minifig-scale, so it's a bit chunkier/stubbier than the reference images but I think it's a fair approximation that captures the spirit. Good enough for version 0.1... I wasn't able to get the cockpit unit to fully separate like in the pre-launch/post-landing sequences they had on the show. I thought that was a cool idea but couldn't make it work smoothly enough in the size I was aiming for while being a self-contained unit, so ditched that concept. I also left out landing gear - still have a lot to learn about building that... It's much better looking in flying mode for display, anyway! And for anyone who's curious, the LDD file is here. No clues how well it'll hold together in bricks, but I think everything should be able to bear the weight... Now to find some other obscure space-junk to build...
  17. [MOC] [LXF] Vader's Tie Fighter

    This MOC was initially inspired by the wing design from the awesome cornwaille TIE Bomber MOC from Lego Ideas (which I also built IRL - ), by 75082 (obvs), and a nod towards MikeMo's design in this thread. Apologies for the fairly sketchy and variable lighting in the pics. It's a few studs bigger than the one in 75150 (I built this before pics of that leaked) and probably doesn't match the proportions of the movie model (never checked!) but I like the way it looks and it compares well to my UCS 10175 taking into account the scale. It swooshes well enough but I wouldn't want to bump the wings too many times mid-swoosh - as you can maybe see from the pics they have a bit of weight-related sag (which happens to us all from time to time), so the connections using two of these on either side to keep the wings tight to the body need a bit of care when the action's going down. I built it in bricks first then reverse engineered it into LDD to capture it electronically (minus the printed parts, haven't figured how to do that yet), and I added a couple of extra greebly bits to the inside of the wings that I don't have in my spares box but I think I'm going to have to track down. I could probably dial-up the greebling a couple of notches in general, but I wanted something fairly clean and focussed. (note the 1x3 inverted slopes underneath the curves in the last pic above are attached to technic holes in this piece in real life but they wouldn't connect in LDD so the digital version has 3 trans red 1x1 rounds there instead - nice enough looking for the LDD but doesn't match the lines well enough in real life for me) I did a bonus 360 render of the LDD in BlueRender (again, no printing but hey) - and yes, while it's a little back-heavy in bricks it does balance on the stand at that point: Hope you guys like it!
  18. This is a minifig-scale model of "The Phantom", the shuttle from the TV series "Star Wars Rebels". It's about a foot long and has a full interior, with working hatches at the rear and on the underside. I re-used the cockpit and nose from goatman461's excellent design, along with elements of the sides, roof and underside hatch: and I'm grateful for his kind permission to post this model. As usual, I've documented the build as an LXF file for my own reference, and I am linking the LXF file here in case anyone else feels like building this model. The LXF is nearly-but-not-quite correct. I can't place the roof (the angled pillars at the back prevent it from attaching) and the tyre with tread at the front of the engine should be an old smooth tyre (part no. 132) - something which does not appear to exist in LDD. Before someone asks: yes, I am pondering building the Ghost in scale with this shuttle. I estimate it would be quite large - 138 studs long, 1.1 metres, or the length of a stay in a local psychiatric hospital. Here are a couple of pictures. More can be found on the flickr album: Here are some photos of the Interior. First a shot from the front of the cockpit, showing Hera and Kanan, with the rest of the crew in the background (minus Chopper, who is in his droid socket on top of the ship). The belly hatch works, i.e. it opens and closes: There are eight seats in the back (realistically, seating for six, given the width of Lego figures): Once again, more photos can be found on the flickr album There is always room for improvement: If you have any suggestions, comments or criticisms, please feel free to leave them below. Edited 16th May: added interior photos.
  19. Inspired by some of the other excellent threads on this forum, I decided to have a go at lengthening my First Order Transporter: I've added an extra 16 studs, twelve of them in the troop compartment: it can now take a total of twenty stormtroopers. I have rebuilt a lot of the details: I have also shortened the cockpit and moved it back. It is accurate in profile and still fits a minifig. Finally, I've lengthened the engines and added some greeblies to the space between them. Sourcing another 16 stormies was fun but expensive: Battle of Takodana + 2 batle packs + 2 Bricklink orders. Special thanks to our very own Lobot for his rapid and friendly Bricklink service. Many thanks also to Vodnik, deskp, Veynom & Solscud007 for their inspiration. If anyone wants to build this mod, I've created a Lego Digital Designer file: (LXF) This file is slightly different to my "real bricks" version, due to Lego Digital Designer being a crotchety old block. Bonus fun - Spot the differences! To build the version in the LXF, you will need a 75103 First Order Transporter and about 470 extra parts: (XLS). Having an extra 75103 on hand (£40 on ebay with no minifigs) cuts that down to 300 parts: (XLS).
  20. Okay, so I'm freaking out a little bit about this problem. I went to open up an lxf. file in LDD, one that I had been working on for a loooooong time; my T-70 X-Wing MOC. But when I went to open it, nothing showed up. No grid, no model; when I try to generate instructions for it it just churns, the screeenshot mode (whatever it's called) is just a blank screen. Do any of you know what this problem is, or how I could fix it? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks. EDIT: Never mind, everyone! For some reason, the typical right-click to drag the view around moved the model and grid in the frame.
  21. Hello thear... Do you remember the set 6393 BIG RIG TRUCK STOP? i did it in my own style with my trucks. i combined also part of the service station from 10184. photos: TRUCKS: 1)Kenworth T408 8X4 2) kenworth K200 3) peterbilt 359 4) Mack ultraliner LXF Link: http://www.brickshel.../truck_stop.lxf original set: What do you think?
  22. My marvel police truck (ldd)

    Hello there, I built and designed a kind of a police truck, The truck is quite similar to truck in PC game Lego Marvel Super Heroes. I'd love to know what you think, Thank you marvel swat truck.lxf
  23. Hi! I'm not a coder but I'm very familiar with the Unreal Engine 4's visual scripting system which I used to create a tool that will help you to convert Rebrickable part lists to LDD user palettes, This is how it looks right now: Features: One-click converting of Rebrickable CSV files to LDD user palettes Features coming soon: Converting decorations (prints) correctly Converting rarely used colors correctly to colors available in LDD Merging mold variations to bricks available in LDD Support for old colors Limitations/Disadvantages: Since it's running on a video game engine, it's quite heavy in terms of file size (102 MB) and requires a modern PC All bricks are placed at 0 0 0 so if you try to open the palette file, LDD will remove all but one brick. Every part of a multi-part brick like power function components will have everything colored in the main color. DOWNLOAD Decide yourself if the relatively large file size is worth the time you may save in comparison to LDD manager's palette process (which is still a great tool!). Right now it only uses Rebrickable IDs for the LDD IDs but that is going to change when I get through each file and check it for mold variations and decorations. The colors IDs have been translated manually which is why I need feedback regarding the colors. Sometimes It wasn't easy to decide which color in LDD is which color on Rebrickable. Is it worth continuing? Let me know what you think!
  24. What's the community's and forum owner's opinion on using ad-supported file-sharing sites like, depositfiles, and to share LDD LXF files? My thinking is that they are generally frowned upon, for being a type of spam advertising? I've got an LDD LXF file for this model, LEGO TIE Interceptor by SPARKART!, on Flickr. I'm willing to share it, but only if there is the possibility of a little compensation for it. That may sound petty to some, but being out-of-work for over a year (like I have) puts a new perspective on the worth and value of things I have that could turn into lunch money. So, are ad-supported file-sharing links good, bad (and/or banned), or ugly?
  25. Hey new here!

    My name is Aqualords and i have a blog I collect LXF files from difrent MOC some make great LEGO models. Like: StarWars LEGO model LEGO orginal model War LEGO model Fantasy LEGO model All great models can you see on my blog i are a big fan of LEGO like, IF you make LEGO model send them to me if them are great i put them on my blog :) GREATEST Aqualords