I’ve been busy building for a Lego show recently and didn’t have the time to write new posts. Now that I’ve finished my MOC, it’s time for a new topic. We’ll talk about Lego lettering in the following posts. There are many different ways to write letters with bricks. Today I’ll show you two fonts that are done very differently, but looks a bit similar. I call them the curvy fonts.
Let’s first look at the English alphabet. With two kind of strokes, vertical line and horizontal line, you can write the following 6 letters. And vertical and horizontal lines are easy to do with Lego.
E F H I L T
Adding in curves, you can write 9 more letters.
B C D G J O P S U
You’ll need diagonal lines to be able to write all of the alphabet (i.e. K, Z). But diagonal lines are hard to achieve with Lego bricks. So we are going to replace diagonal lines with curves.
So how can we achieve curves? The first way to do so is to use the macaroni pieces. Here are all of the letters plus numbers. I’m not the first one to do this, but I don’t remember where I’ve seen this part usage.
The second way is to use curved slopes, mainly this piece. This way you get a narrower font. The key is to connect disconnected parts with bar and clips.
Download the LDD files here and see how the letters are done exactly.
Curvy Letter1 (10.4 KiB)
Curvy Letters2 (15.5 KiB)