Make | LEGO Letter board

Land of Nord - Letterboard

Land of Nord - Letterboard

Land of Nord - Letterboard

Land of Nord - Letterboard

Land of Nord - Letterboard

I’ve wanted to make a LEGO letter board for ages since I saw a retro style peg letter board on Pinterest. I figured that this was going to be a mum project but as soon as I collected together the bricks I acquired a little audience. The audience soon took over.

Apart from the fact these boards have that ‘monochrome cool thing’ going on, I love the idea that we can update these regularly with different fun quotes. The kids always want to read them and my 5 year old son is experimenting with forming the letters himself.

You could mount these in a frame or just have them leaning on a desk. What would you write on yours?

How to

Unfortunately LEGO don’t make a large black base plate so I took a grey one and filled it out with smaller black plates.

Then I found a pixel style font like this one at font squirrel and used the test drive feature to write out my quote.

To make the words I used LEGO tiles. These are flat smooth LEGO bricks which are ideal for creating 2D LEGO pictures.

MAKE | LEGO letter cups

LEGO-letters

LEGO letter cups Arne Jacobsen inspired by Land of Nord

If you are a fan of Scandinavian design then you probably love the range of porcelain Arne Jacobsen Letter Cups. Well we love them so much we had a go at making them in LEGO. These are really simple to make and so much fun. You can either make up simple words like HELLO, use them as pencil pots or even for candy. They are ideal for the kids room.

LEGO letter cups Arne Jacobsen inspired by Land of Nord
LEGO letter cups Arne Jacobsen inspired by Land of Nord
LEGO letter cups Arne Jacobsen inspired by Land of Nord

The original Arne Jacobsen letters were created in 1937 for the internal signage at Aarhus City Hall, which is only a short distance away from the birthplace of LEGO in Billund. If you follow my instagram or pinterest feed you’ve probably noticed my passion for black and white interiors. And yes, I even collect monochrome LEGO minifigures.

LEGO letter cups Arne Jacobsen inspired by Land of Nord

MAKE | LEGO Headband

DIY-headband

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Ever since we watched the LEGO movie as a family we’ve been smitten with the character Unikitty. Unikitty is a princess who is part unicorn, part kitten. She lives in Cloud Cuckoo Land which is the capital of rainbows and puppies. She has many moods including Angry kitty, Biznis Kitty, Astro Kitty and Queasy Kitty.

This Unikitty headband is a really simple LEGO craft and you don’t need loads of bricks to make it work.

Since making this LEGO headband we’ve been experimenting with other types of animal ears and some fantastic fashion creations. Like with all things LEGO your imagination is the only limit.

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You will need:
Plastic headband or hair band
Strong adhesive glue
LEGO Plate 1 x 2 (for the hair band)
LEGO round 4 x 4 (for the base of the horn)
Variety of pink and blue LEGO bricks (for ears and horn)

How to:
Glue the 1 x 2 plates to the headband at regular intervals. Leave a gap in between the bricks so that the band remains flexible
Build your ears and horn and snap in place