MakerBrane is described as 'is the only universal digital 3D toy builder. Build online with everything from LEGO to Meccano, K'nex, primitives and furniture. Design play sets, share them, view them in 3D in any browser. Nothing to install, it works even from school!' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MakerBrane, not only websites but also apps for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is LEGO Digital Designer, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to MakerBrane are LeoCAD (Free, Open Source), Stud.io (Freemium), Mecabricks.com (Free) and LDraw (Free).
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- Free, CAD-like design tool for building LEGO models using official LEGO bricks and parts. View 10 alternatives to LEGO Digital Designer
Discontinued as of 2018, as it's website shows (https://web.archive.org/web/20180209234326/https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd/)
- Free • Proprietary
- Konstruktor provides a 3D environment on your screen in which you build Lego models out of predefined bricks and other subunits. View 9 alternatives to Konstruktor
The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.9.0-beta1, released in January 2011, and the sourcecode are still available on Github.
- Free • Open Source