Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mech Frame Updates With A Little Help From LDD

I'm really happy with how the first version of my mech frame turned out. I made it a point to properly document the build so I could easily improve the prototype and also lose the risk of forgetting how I built it. haha Believe me, it happens. Good thing, I still have a copy of the Lego Digital Designer (LDD) application in my laptop. Too bad, Lego no longer supports the app but you can still download it for free from Lego's website. Check out several versions of my mech frame!

Version 1.0

I found the first version to be a bit short so I decided to add some height on the next build. I also added hands which were inspired by mech master Lu Sim (a.k.a. Messymaru). Lastly, I slightly modified the head and feet.  

Version 2.0

The frame's current version slightly differs from 2.0. I just added bracket parts on the limbs to beef up the figure a bit. Made some changes on the feet as well. Can't wait to build this! 

Version 2.1

LDD's really useful to flesh out your designs before getting your hands dirty with building. At first, it feels a bit daunting due to the number of pieces available to you and finding where a specific is needs a little getting used to. Once you get the hang of it, you're good to go. It also has a cool feature which lets you generate a build guide for your designs complete with a parts inventory. Really useful, I tell you. Try it, folks! It worked for me. 

Thanks for reading another entry here at Nothing But Brick. More to come soon. Stay tuned! 

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