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Bricksmith for Mac

Virtual Lego builder.

Free
In English
Version 3.1.0
4.8
Based on 6 user rates

Bricksmith overview

Bricksmith allows you to create virtual models of your Lego creations and enjoy them in all three dimensions. It is an excellent tool for creating instructions of your Lego building projects.

Bricksmith offers access to thousands of parts and dozens of colors. It also provides model-making tools for creating steps and submodels for intricate creations. Best of all, you'll never run out of bricks.

The program is based on LDraw, a fan effort to create 3D models of Lego bricks. Converters are available which enable you to feed your creations into a raytracer to produce beautiful 3D renderings.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 3.1.0

New Features
  • Filter colors by material
  • “Goto model” opens referenced LDR files and switches submodels based on selection.
  • “Change origin” moves all parts in a sub-model and corrects changes where used.
  • “Split Model” copies a sub-model into the parent so individual bricks can be edited.
  • “Add Model from Selection” turns the selection into sub-model and inserts it.
  • Parts can be nudged and oriented along their own axis based on their current orientation.
  • Scrollers will always maintain relative scroll position during zoom
  • Improved performance in editing operations
  • Filter strings in part browser are much faster
  • Part color randomizer
  • Dark Mode support
  • Universal binary for Intel and Apple Silicon
Bugs Fixed
  • Content now renders on Mac OS 11+
  • crash on 10.6.8 when closing heavily nested peered files
  • Make sure not to file unofficial parts that shadow the official library in multiple categories; fixes missing parts
  • Fix crash on on quit if the user saves changes
  • Fixes undo for multi-angle rotations
  • Part migration preserves origin
  • Fixes crash when dragging a triangle primitive
  • Fixed minifigure dialog not closing
  • Fixed coordinate text field contents disappearing in inspectors
  • Fixed Dimensions calculation to use exact Lego measurements instead of approximations
  • Model manager wasn't correctly tracking peer files in sub-directores
  • Fixed up-down axis being reversed (in screen space) when the model is upside down and we are in turntable view mode

Bricksmith for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.1.0
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4.8

(10 Reviews of Bricksmith)

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bbw7
bbw7
Oct 31 2012
2.6
0.0
Oct 31 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6
When's somebody going to do an app like this for Lincoln Logs?
Pacman
Pacman
Jun 26 2010
2.4
5.0
Jun 26 2010
5.0
Version: 2.4
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAwesome!!! It works very well. This is the first real successful open-source software I've tried. It looks and feels like a Macintosh application, and on my very first try, I could actually create one of the models that my brother invented in our childhood 30 years ago!! One thing I miss, though, is export step-by-step as PDF (enabling printing would almost do the trick for now, as the print-dialog gives you the opportunity). Beautiful; and I'm impressed on how many parts are included; even the 4.5V motors that are almost impossible to get these days! Good job guys!
Colette
Colette
Nov 5 2009
2.3
5.0
Nov 5 2009
5.0
Version: 2.3
Very nice game. My son plays with it. He tests first an idea with it and can realize it than with real Lego.
Schoschie
Schoschie
May 13 2007
1.6
0.0
May 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6
Have only played with it for a bit and I think it's super cool.
Jetfiredx
Jetfiredx
Oct 9 2006
1.5
4.3
Oct 9 2006
4.3
Version: 1.5
Very cool little program. Been working on a little model plane off and on for the last couple days and it is just good ol'lego fun! Couple things I would like to see though. First, a display axis in the perspective view would be helpful.(I think my whole plane is turned 90 deg.) Second, either have the color of the preview piece be in the current color or have the color be able to be set to something other than white. Sometimes its hard to make out what you are looking at. I also agree than a different way of finding the parts you want / having a "favorites" would be very nice indeed. Please keep up the great work on it!
Ermaz34
Ermaz34
Oct 3 2022
3.1.0
5.0
Oct 3 2022
5.0
Version: 3.1.0
Leslie-Titze
Leslie-Titze
Nov 3 2011
5.0
Nov 3 2011
5.0
Version: null
Pacman
Pacman
Jun 26 2010
5.0
Jun 26 2010
5.0
Version: null
Colette
Colette
Nov 5 2009
5.0
Nov 5 2009
5.0
Version: null
Jetfiredx
Jetfiredx
Oct 9 2006
4.3
Oct 9 2006
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2005
4.3
Nov 8 2005
4.3
Version: null