Finding stuff for the children to do over the holidays can be a tough task. But download the free Lego Digital Designer 2.0 software and you and they can spend hours creating Lego masterpieces.

If your kids dream of becoming architects, designers, or structural engineers (or you dream of that future for them), the Lego Digital Designer 2.0 software/toy combo will give them a Lego up.

Download the free Lego Digital Designer 2.0 software from the Lego Factory, and you and your children can design your own Lego creations on a PC or Mac. When the masterpiece is done, you can upload the design to the Lego Factory site and then order the pieces necessary to build the structure, along with step-by-step instructions.

Or you can download designs that others have created and edit them. Just make sure your ambitions match your budget - a 1,200-piece scale model of the Parthenon will cost you around £100 in Lego!

Lego Digital Designer 2.0: Specs

  • Windows XP or OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4.6.8
  • 800MHz processor or higher (Mac G4, 1GHz or faster processor, or Intel processor)
  • 32MB graphics card (OpenGL 1.1 or higher compatible)
  • 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 100MB hard disk space
  • Windows XP or OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4.6.8
  • 800MHz processor or higher (Mac G4, 1GHz or faster processor, or Intel processor)
  • 32MB graphics card (OpenGL 1.1 or higher compatible)
  • 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 100MB hard disk space

OUR VERDICT

Lego Digital Designer 2.0 is an easy to use accessory to a childhood staple - and it's free.

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