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#223 TECHNIQUES - Lettering

Today we will be taking an in depth look at lettering and how to make it in LEGO to any size your MOC needs.

The first way and easiest is to use printed 1x1 tiles. These were first produced in 2004 and do their job very well; if there are the right size of course.

To create bigger letters, there are plenty of other options. If you are looking to make 3D ones, slopes or bricks are your best option. For example, in the new Downtown Diner set, slopes are used for the pink DINER sign.

Other ways include using plates positioned with SNOT (Studs Not On Top), or 1x1 plates arranged as seen in 4, but this tends to look blocky.

A new way made possible by a brand new Nexo Knight set are wedge plates. Picture 5. is taken from New Elementary, and shows how the wedge plates can be used to create massive letters that looks very good. You can check out their article here:


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