These parts and colors were removed from LDD very recently (as of April 3, 2009). Use as a reference for updating your LDD Mocs!
About this creation
Lego recently (late last month as of April 3, 2009) updated the parts inventory for Lego Digital Designer. While it is great that they added about a bajillion new parts and colors, they did remove a number of items as well.
Since LDD does not tell you what parts are no longer available, you, like me, may be stuck when updating your MOCs. This guide may help! Keep in mind that these may still be available in the Creator or Mindstorms sections - I am only concerned with Lego Factory here.
I compiled this list by comparing my online, updated version with the copy on my Laptop, which was offline and did not update.
First up, the parts pictured above and listed below have been completely removed! This is especially excruciating because I make hefty use of the all three of the windscreens they took out!!!
windscreen 2x5x1 1/3 REMOVED
plate 4x6x 2/3 REMOVED
cockpit 19 bowed REMOVED
shell 4x8x2 w/forks REMOVED
left and right shop door 4x5 REMOVED
door 4x5 REMOVED
laticed lid 4x7 2/3 REMOVED
box 3x4 REMOVED
manga hair REMOVED
bionicle eye REMOVED
spiral tube with flange REMOVED
These parts were not outright removed, but the pictured colors have been. These will be easier to replace on your MOCs because you should just be able to paint them in one of the other colors. Of course, this might mean you need to redo your whole color scheme. The list below itemizes each part and lists the removed color.
Glass Case (Red)
1x1 Brick with 4 knobs (light bley)
1x10 plate (dark bley)
Sat Dish 16 (black)
Corner Plate 45dgrees (black)
radiator grill 1x2 (silver)
1x2 with fork/vertical/end (white)
1x2 plate with slide (white)
1x2 plate with stub vertical (light and dark bley)
technic bearing plate 2x2 (light bley)
plate 2x2 with snap (dark bley)
Door 1x4x5 (red)
windscreen 3x4x1` 1/3 (transparent blue)
door glass T/Frame 1x4x6 (Black)
rim, wide 30x20 (black)
fire (transparent red)
flag with two clips (white)
sea grass (trans green)
UPDATE (2009-0410): 2x10 plate (dark bley) - not pictured because I didn't notice it until now
This last part, the "brick, 2x2 with inside and outside bow", was not removed, but was apparently been somehow updated - all the same colors are available but you will need to replace it with the new version if you want to upload your MOCs to Lego.Com or check pricing.
Also, several minifigure patterns have been removed - both in the torsos and heads. I did not chronicle these, since I do not typically add figure in when I upload models, but you may want to check those too if you have figures in your models.
Finally - all the parts above are found in the LDD file below.
hey guys, i use LDD all the time and i really wish they would have the black rims available. My other favorite part is the brick with bow 1x8x1 2/3. you know the front fender!
I contacted lego about this piece and they said i had to call them directly to order it cuz it was no longer sold in bulk.
I didn't notice that.. I knew that they added new pieces, but hadn't realised that they took out that many pieces from the main selection.. Since I don't plan on really ever purchasing any of my creations from Lego (as the prices in Canadian are OUTRAGEOUS ) I usually just use all the pieces available to me by removing the filter on the bricks..