Can You Customize A LEGO Set? Explained!

Are you looking to round out your LEGO collection with a customized set of the exact bricks, designs, photographs, images, and letters?

Customized LEGO sets can be a great gift for your son, or daughter, a personalized Valentine’s gift, or even a special gift to yourself. But the question is can you customize a LEGO set?

The answer is Yes, you can build a custom LEGO set to get a personalized package of the exact LEGO bricks you need using LEGO’s DESIGNbyMe personalized package or  Digital Designer; LEGO’s free virtual LEGO building program.

Digital Designer gives you access to virtual versions of almost any brick, piece, and plate that LEGO makes. Downloading this software is very easy and it lets you build anything that is made of LEGO. 

The DESIGNbyMe page is dedicated to building custom LEGO sets and will walk you through the steps of building, imagining, and ordering your custom LEGO sets. 

Can I Customize A LEGO set

The page also offers guides on how to build your own custom LEGO set, a frequently asked questions section, and a message board to connect With other users or get customer support. It also has a gallery of custom LEGO sets that were built by other users.

After building your custom design, tweaking it to perfection, and modifying it to your heart’s delight, you can upload it to LEGO through the DESIGNbyMe webpage.

The uploaded custom LEGO set can be saved for later use or purchased right on the spot. The bricks needed for your custom LEGO set will then be selected in the factory for shipment.

Apart from designing your custom LEGO set, you can also get building instructions printed and even a custom design box it comes in.

However, there might be times when the selected bricks for the custom LEGO sets are not available, and in that instance, there will be no way for you to cancel your order, but you’ll instead have to wait for the piece to get back in stock within eight weeks.

Is LEGO Digital Designer Still Available?

Yes, LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) is still available to download on the LEGO website and available for both Mac and Windows PCs.

However, LEGO doesn’t actively support it anymore and they can’t guarantee that it will run perfectly on all systems.

Several versions of the software have been uploaded since LEGO’s announcement. The most recent version of the Digital Designer software has improved stability and comes with a brand-new set of components to make your construction easier.

The software checks for a new version each time it’s connected to the internet and will prompt you if there’s an update available.

The brick palettes will be automatically updated when you start the LEGO Digital Designer. And if some bricks are not included in the new palette, it will show you a message saying that “the bricks could not be loaded”.

It also comes with some great building tips and tricks which you can instantly access by pressing F1 on your keyboard once you start the program. You can also download the User Manual for more help.

What can I do with LEGO Digital Designer?

The LEGO Digital Designer gives you access to everything you need to build a custom LEGO set along with building instructions and a LEGO box. You can save or purchase the custom LEGO set you designed with the software and it will get shipped to you. (more…)