Years ago, I was one of the fortunate ones to host a LEGO duplo read and build party in 2012. It turned out to be a very small play date gathering, since I was pretty new to the whole idea of throwing parties. It was one of the best ways to introduce me to throwing parties at a low-key level.
Some of the comments on urbanfonts.com mentioned difficulty in downloading and using the font, but here’s something I prefer instead of downloading. Instead of downloading, I typed in the letters/words I needed, then copied and pasted the file onto Microsoft PowerPoint. I would then resize the text (as a photofile) to fit the size I needed onto cardstock paper.
However, I came across a blog that provides a template and instructions for creating a free LEGO Party happy birthday banner. Now here’s my miniaturized variation to make a happy birthday sign, as a cake topper!
Step 1.Type letters or words you want for your sign.
Go to http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Legothick.htm. The font generator will yield your specific letters or words in LEGO font. Right click, copy, and paste the text onto Microsoft PowerPoint (or any other application you prefer to use).
Step 2. Resize font size.
Because the file you copied onto Microsoft PowerPoint displays all the letters in different font sizes, crop your photofile to one of the font sizes. Then resize your letters to fit your preferred size. I resized my font to a little less than 1½” in width and height.
* DOWNLOAD FREE – LEGO Happy Birthday Sign Cake Toppers HERE *
If you’re like me, and you would rather use a free printable, you can use a scanned copy of the LEGO font letters I used for Piano Man’s LEGO Birthday Party.
Step 3. Then print page(s) and cut.
Using a yellow marker, color around the black border giving yourself a ¼” border. Then cut your letters.
Step 4. Cut out red card stock paper.
Using a paper cutter, cut a rectangular shape (1 ½” x 3”) on red card stock paper. Cut enough red cardstock pieces for each letter.
Step 5. Fold card stock in half.
Glue bottom edge of cardstock, leaving sides open. (You will thread string through the sides in step 7.)
Step 6. Glue LEGO letters onto one side of the card stock.
Step 7. Thread string through letters. For example, thread “HAPPY.”
Step 8. Tie string onto skewers.
Step 9. Place skewers in Styrofoam or other sturdy material to hold your sign until ready for use.
Step 10. Voila! Project complete!
You’ve now got a mini-version of a happy birthday sign for your LEGO-lover’s birthday cake!
OPTIONAL TUTORIAL: 3D Boxes as LEGO Font Cake Toppers
If you really want to create something in 3D, you can make mini-3D boxes out of cardstock, and then puncture a hole through the box, stick a toothpick through the bottom as another cake topper.
I made these for Piano Man’s true name on his birthday cake. It was a hit! If I had time, I would have added small cylinders to the top of the boxes to clearly indicate that they represented a LEGO brick. But straight from Tina Fey’s Bossypants playbook, I can’t always seek perfection. I have to just let it go and get on with the show.
This idea worked perfectly since I wanted to add that LEGO-look without having to pay for a custom cake. You can also pick up Betty Crocker Building Block Candles (contains affiliate link) to add more LEGO love to your cake from your local grocery store. I am so glad I walked by the baking aisle the other day!
The cake was a smashing hit! The cake topper not only added height to the cake without breaking the bank, but it also gave it custom look to a cake that I did not have to bake!
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