Install Lego Digital Designer on Linux ARM Device

Lego Digital Designer

Play with virtual Lego blocks and create your own plans!
This is Lego's official (discontinued) brick design program. With it, you can build your own sets within the editor and paint the pieces any color you wish.
Afterwards, you can generate step-by-step building plans and print them out. Or you could place your creation into a desert background and take a picture of it to share with friends.

This program runs extremely well on RPi. The only problem I (Botspot) could find was the sound effects don't work.

Fortunately, Lego Digital Designer is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Lego Digital Designer.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Lego Digital Designer will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install Lego Digital Designer on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Lego Digital Designer

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Lego Digital Designer.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Lego Digital Designer in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Lego Digital Designer for you!

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