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Stickers/Decals for custom Modular Buildings

jrbookwormjrbookworm United StatesMember Posts: 17
I recently got into the Modular Buildings line and have since begun my own custom ones. The particular building I'm working now has a bus station, a post office, a pharmacy, and I'm open to suggests for something to occupy the third level. But my real reason for writing is to figure out how to get custom decals for signage and such. Anyone have any ideas? 

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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 569
    There's a set of random stickers coming out directly from Lego. 

    https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-xtra-lego-brick-stickers-853921-official-images/
    thenosmadforLEGOmak0137
  • jrbookwormjrbookworm United StatesMember Posts: 17
    Looks intriguing @klinton but still not quite what I was looking for. While I will definitely be picking this up, I still need some custom ones. 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    I'm sure there are plenty of customs out there, but if you are a purist, like me, you would want original stickers and/or printed parts. There were lots of stickers in the old Idea books and I think there is an apothecary printed "flag" out there that would be neat to use for your pharmacy :)
    madforLEGO
  • jrbookwormjrbookworm United StatesMember Posts: 17
    Where do you get or make the original stickers, or preferably, printed parts @Pitfall69? Bear with me, coming out of my dark ages as I find LEGOs to be quite therapeutic. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    DK publishes many different Lego sticker books, which I often find for a dollar or two at thrift shops. Many of the stickers won't have much use other than in the book, but some of them might be useful.

    A Google image search for "water-slide decals" will give you lots to look at.

    For making my own stickers, my weapon of choice is a Brother P-Touch PT2300, which can connect to a PC for making complex labels (and printing drawer labels courtesy of @BrickArchitect) .

    Pitfall69davetheoxygenman
  • jrbookwormjrbookworm United StatesMember Posts: 17
    Thank you I will give it a look!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Where do you get or make the original stickers, or preferably, printed parts @Pitfall69? Bear with me, coming out of my dark ages as I find LEGOs to be quite therapeutic. 
    I use Bricklink to buy old and new sticker sheets. There are plenty of sticker sets from non Modular sets that would go great with your custom built Modulars :) A couple that quickly come to mind are the Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown Showdown and Kwik-E-Mart. 
    madforLEGOSumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    ^oops a couple of typos there, but you get my drift :)
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,929
    Showdown Showdown!  Yeah yeah!
  • mdtvandymdtvandy USAMember Posts: 58

    @JRbookworm, I think these two resources could be helpful for you:

    1. Basic sticker-making under the customization section: http://www.classic-castle.com/howto/articles.html

    and

    2. https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/forum/90-minifig-customisation-workshop/

    A 1x1 plate is 8mm by 8mm. You can print using a basic inkjet printer onto white or clear sticker paper. I also use a Dymo label printer for white and metallic gold lettering.

    pxchris
  • jrbookwormjrbookworm United StatesMember Posts: 17
    Thank you all, hopefully I can find something within my means!
    Pitfall69
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