Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free
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I heard that the part of ldd where you can buy creations will be closing, and so it seems Ldd has met its limit for me. Do you know if theres any other similar program that gives you a peice guide of sorts so you know what bricks to buy on a site like bricklink. My creations have over a thousand pieces, and could never figure out what to buy after 40+ peices. I really liked LDD since I could build a creation and buy it. I like to hold my creations in my hands is all. Im sad now :( Permalink
Yes, as of January 16th, 2012, LDD's DBM feature will be shutdown and LDD will be continued as just a tool for building within the confines of the Digital realm.
However, does LDD have an instruction mode that gives you the complete instructions, it shows you what bricks, as well as amounts, you will need, in a step by step manner just like the actual instructions.
So you can still use LDD, and buy bricks from an outside source or use your existing collection.
Other than that, I highly doubt that LEGO would allow an outside party to have such a service,
Thanks this should help. What I meant was seeing what bricks to buy and ordering them from Bricklink which is a better version of PAB. Theyve been doing it for years and a lot of moc'rs use it. Permalink
I knew what you were getting at, I was just explaining that once DBM is shutdown, the only route to buy your LDD creations is to simply make the instructions,
You talked in another convo about unlocking features. Is there any way to get more bricks in LDD universe? What I really need is more types of stickers for the minifig torsos. I want to be able to have the astronaut torsos. Is this possible? Permalink
That really not cool :/ I like working with the DBM pallete, I've been doing so for years (not on the pages though). Well... I'm not gonna spend 1 cent on pick-a-brick I promise you that. Over priced :/ Still dont want to go to brick link... I'll find something. Permalink
Yeah I will probably go to bricklink, it's been recomended to me several times. Yes DBM is pricy as well but you still get your custom set, a box, and printed instructions. I remember LDD 1.0... so long ago. It was more or less all DMB. The real reason I'm upset is that I feel like I'm cheating when using Universe Mode. I at least wish they would make it so that there was a mode where you could use any brick but only in the colors it was actually produced in, instead of whatever you want. But I may just not update. We will see. Permalink
I don't think they won't have a mode with a reduced palette any more. They just wrote that they will shut down DbM and that they are thinking about other possibilities for personalized services. I think instead of the DbM palette there could be a Pick-a-Brick palette. I like the idea of building in LDD and pass the brick order directly to PaB. Permalink
Yeah, I recall LDD 1.0, such a crazy aspect when I first started using, no more searching for pieces, or having enough of a certain piece for a change.
If you want the older DBM modes, I can send you something as early as 3.1.3, I think I may have a version of two somewhere on this system or my old desktop.
I can also show you how you can have multiple versions of LDD on your system, so you can enjoy the older version why still being able to use the latest version without having to install/uninstall/reinstall between uses.
Thanks for the offer, but I have an older version of LDD (I think a 2.something) on a computer that doesn't have any Internet access. Although I would be interested to know how to have the two types of LDD my computer. Permalink
Quoting Nils O.
I don't think they won't have a mode with a reduced palette any more. They just wrote that they will shut down DbM and that they are thinking about other possibilities for personalized services. I think instead of the DbM palette there could be a Pick-a-Brick palette. I like the idea of building in LDD and pass the brick order directly to PaB.
Well... I hope that they will do something like what you are suggesting. Permalink
The idea of having a PAB mode is a nice thought, it work out more nicely if you could make a parts list in LDD and upload it to the store and it would populate your cart that way would make things easier for the PAB service users and would give it a possible speed advantage over third party vendors.
At least make it easier for younger builders to use the service, saving their parents the hassle of finding all the need parts, if they're not familiar with LEGO.
That's what I mean. And it would be a lot easier for TLG to offer something like that than the DbM sets. Maybe, they could offer building instructions as PDF additionally. In my two DbM sets the Beta Version instructions were really cool, I wouldn't like to miss these, but as PDF they would be OK for me. Permalink
They wouldn't need to give you a PDF, in LDD you can save the instructions as an HTML file onto your disk and view it within your Web Browser already.
I know that, but the normal LDD instructions have one picture for each brick. The DbM instructions instead look just like original LEGO instructions positioning more than one brick per picture. I'd like to have these as a PDF and maybe print them. But I would never print the LDD instructions, that would need to much paper. Permalink