Lego Lettering – Courier Font

We can utilize lots of SNOT techniques when building letters. Here is a font that looks a bit like Courier font that I developed using various SNOT techniques. lettering3

Each letters are 4 studs x 4 bricks, except for I, M and W. This time besides LDD files, I also have PDF instructions for each individual letters.

NameSizeHits
NameSizeHits
A125.9 KiB165
B126.2 KiB117
C86.8 KiB147
D114.8 KiB120
E101.9 KiB146
F101.4 KiB123
G104.8 KiB131
H92.3 KiB146
I84.3 KiB136
J107.9 KiB114
K117.7 KiB133
L110.4 KiB118
M124.8 KiB149
N109.7 KiB142
O98.3 KiB137
P111.1 KiB140
Q103.7 KiB130
R127.9 KiB176
S120.1 KiB130
T100.8 KiB150
U104.1 KiB127
V113.5 KiB174
W109.8 KiB127
X99.1 KiB147
Y102.5 KiB138
Z115.2 KiB127

After you’ve read the instructions, you will have one question. How do you deal with the gap in some of the letters such as these?

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To fill this gap and to connect letters together, you need to pick the right kind of structure in the previous letter. Here’s what I mean.

gap

If the next letter needs side studs (i.e. letter E, Z above), the previous letter’s 4th stud needs to provide these studs by replacing 1×2 plates (shown in red) with brackets. So when building this font, you have to keep an eye on what letter is coming up.

gap2

Sometimes you need to replace with bottom bracket, when the top position can’t be replaced. Like in this situation,

gap3

Here’s a question mark using the same techniques.

question

Download the LDD file here.

Courier Letter (22.8 KiB)

Example

Here’s an example of these letters in action.

2 thoughts on “Lego Lettering – Courier Font

  1. Hi ! I’m using your technic to build a large banner. It works well. I however had to make some adjustment to “write” IVE in order to have everything steady. Will you do the digits ? Too bad TLG abandonned the tiles without groove… Thanks a lot !

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