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LEGO Digital Designer

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designer.dmg (9.72 MB)
For Mac OS X
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LEGO Digital Designer is exactly what the title proposes - it allows you to construct LEGO stuff on your PowerPC Macintosh. Upon starting the game for the first time it will connect to LEGO and download the graphics files for the bricks. (about 200) As of July 2017, this is still working! After that you choose different topics like "My car" or "My house" and start building. Unfortunately you're a bit limited as to what bricks are available which is due to a competition from back in the mid 2000s when you could upload your creations to lego.com where they would be presented. (I'm not aware if this is still working.)

Still, it's fun to play with LEGO without having to search for LEGO boxes in a dark basement. Smile

Note: This is the German language version (though LEGO is really international and doesn't need many words of explanation, right?)

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Mac OS 10.4.2 or higher
Requires at least a G4 CPU, 512 MB RAM and a GeForce 5200 or Radeon 7500.

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SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, July 23 - 9:13am

When the other family members want u to "pick up your LEGOs so we don't trip over your LEGOs" (and wow, with this crossover game-app : they no longer have to) then they're pretty much LEGOs, a letter to everyone from the company didn't change what they couldn't control. I didn't know this wound or controversy was still fresh!

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by WhosIt.There - 2017, July 23 - 4:14am

Nope. "LEGO" has become both singular and plural (just like "sheep" and "deer"), but technically "LEGO" is only the name of the company and the product. As below, the other things are meant to be called "LEGO bricks", "LEGO blocks", "LEGO sets", etc.

You don't go around saying you're going to play with your "Matchboxes" or "Corgis" ... you say "Matchbox cars" or "Corgi vehicles". You don't collect "Hasbros", you collect "Hasbro action figures".

"Leggo's" is an Australian brand of pasta sauces and "Legos" is an Italian law firm.

Tongue

Sounds like a job for a 3D-Printer, counterfeit minifigs etc.

There's already a ton of such things available on the Internet. You can also buy lots of "LEGO compatible" sets from other makers, mainly Asian knock-offs of course.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, July 23 - 3:51am

Also in America they had "leggo my Eggo" in tv commercials for a breakfast food. More than one LEGO is/was LEGOs because the singular form is/was this Verb.

specialized parts...

Sounds like a job for a 3D-Printer, counterfeit minifigs etc.

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by WhosIt.There - 2017, July 22 - 11:43pm

In my youth when we bought and played with LEGOs, the strangest thing happened. A bunch of us kids received quasi-legal notices that wanted us to stop saying "LEGO" and start using their full name "LEGO Building Blocks"

Because "LEGOs" (with a silly "s") is one of the many incorrect, made-up American words.

"LEGO" (without an "s") is the real name of the company, "LEGO" is the real name of the products, and "LEGO" is the real name of the small plastic parts. It can be used as both a plural and a singular, like "sheep", although the more correct terminology is indeed "LEGO blocks", "LEGO bricks", "LEGO Minifigs", "LEGO sets", etc.

"Lego" using lowercase letters is also incorrect.

Technically it should also always have the TM symbol after it.

There is no such thing as "LEGOs". The progression is:
- "A bit of LEGO",
- "two bits of LEGO",
- "several bits of LEGO",
- "lots of LEGO",
and - "leave me alone I'm making a tower."

Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2017, July 22 - 3:04pm

Parts of that time are more common than dotay's specialized parts that can't be connected differently.

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by SkyCapt - 2017, July 22 - 9:25am

In my youth when we bought and played with LEGOs, the strangest thing happened. A bunch of us kids received quasi-legal notices that wanted us to stop saying "LEGO" and start using their full name "LEGO Building Blocks" er something even longer. Since ultra-short names have become all the rage, those lawyers should have switched to chasing ambulances by now.