Quoting Kurt MOC
Was this the prelude to your newer version?
This was my second LDD model, and the second that is a digital recreation of a physical model of mine. The first was my Snowspeeder, which I built on LDD as a test to learn the program and see if I could virtually recreate a physical model with complex building techniques. The more primitive design of this Shuttle version is a reflection of my limited selection of LEGOs in my physical collection, both in quantity and element assortment. As is I made small cosmetic changes to the LDD version to address things I could not with my physical model due to lack of certain parts. My new shuttle is a completely new ground-up design, and exists digitally only. I only wish I could afford to purchase the 7,269 pieces it would take to actually own a model of my new Shuttle to display, along with at least one of my F-4 Phantoms and A-6. For now LDD allows me to create without being limited by anything but my creativity, and maybe the amount of RAM on my computer.
Designed from movie models and cross sections, minifigure scaled, cockpit seats 2 figures, rear compartment seats 6 troops and has swiveling seat for Emperor, positionable entry ramp, opening rear compartment hatch, swiveling main cannons, positionable wings.