CAD with LEGOs - Introduction to Lego Digital Designer

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LEGO Digital Designer, commonly abbreviated LDD, is a 3D CAD computer application that LEGO fans can use to design models from an unlimited supply of over LEGO bricks available in nearly every colour, including minifigures and minifigure accessories, flexible tubes, and TECHNIC pieces. Models can be as small or as large as the creator wishes.

Introduction

LEGO Digital Designer
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LEGO Digital Designer, commonly abbreviated LDD, is a 3D CAD computer application that LEGO fans can use to design models from an unlimited supply of over LEGO bricks available in nearly every colour, including minifigures and minifigure accessories, flexible tubes, and TECHNIC pieces. Models can be as small or as large as the creator wishes.

Teacher Note: In advance of this activity, please work with your school IT department to install the program on the student and teacher computers. Please confirm that website links are active on your network.

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Lesson Times

Class Period 01
60 Minutes
Class Period 02
60 Minutes
Class Period 03
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Design
Grade Levels
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2013 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge by downloading and install Lego Designer Software.
  • Students will be able to design and develop Lego models following instruction provided by the lesson.
  • Students will be able to share their design and improve the design based upon peer feedback.

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