There is a LEGO customizer I recently discovered who makes some really nice custom printed tiles, so I thought to share their info with you as well. Currently they are only printing wood-grain patterned LEGO tiles, but they are planning to add more designs to their store, and you can also ask them to make custom designs. 🙂
Print-A-Brick is run by Dan Kees from California. Here is what he says about his project of printing LEGO tiles: “I have been a printer for most of my life, and a LEGO enthusiast even longer. Combining the two was only a matter of time. We use digital printing to create high quality graphics on just about any LEGO piece. Please take a look at our custom selections and feel free to contact us if you have a specific project you’d like us to consider. We are always looking for new ideas for custom printed bricks. We currently have wood-grain tiles, but we hope to expand our styles very soon.”
Here are some samples of Print-A-Brick’s current selection of printed LEGO tiles. As can see, they come in many different designs and colors and they are available 1×2, 1×4, 1×6 and 1×8 tile sizes. And as I have mentioned, you can also ask for other sizes and designs.
Also, Print-A-Brick’s prices are very reasonable. You can get bundles of four printed LEGO tiles from $2-$5, depending on the tile size. If you would like to check out all the different designs or would like to place an order, you can visit their BrickLink store here: Print-A-Brick BrickLink Store (photo by Carlmerriam)
Another LEGO customizer who makes printed LEGO tiles with a wood-grain pattern is CitizenBrick (we have talked about them before here: Custom LEGO Printing by CitizenBrick). They also have a very nice selection with somewhat higher prices. So, if you like, check them out both, and then get the tiles you need!
LEGO also has some tiles with a wood-grain pattern, but most are stickered. There are a couple of them however with a printed design; a 1×4 reddish brown tile that appeared in two of the LEGO Lord of the Rings sets, the #10228 LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House, and one of the LEGO Lone Ranger sets. This one you can get on BrickLink for about 25 cents each. The other one is a 1×6 tile in either tan or yellow, but it has only appeared in three sets and have been retired 10 years ago. You can still get them on BrickLink, but prices are high at about $2 each.
Anyhow, if you would like to enhance your LEGO creation with a nice wood floor or wooden fence, you do have some options. Let me know what you think! 😉
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They look like they would be awesome for MOCs! I might buy a few of these for a Laketown MOC!
Admin, are you going to post the pics of the new Marvel sets any time soon?
Meneldur, we have talked about the upcoming Marvel sets here: http://thebrickblogger.com/2013/12/2014-lego-super-heroes-sets-pictures/
Hm, the tiles from Print-a-Brick look like the upstairs floor of my house. Very realistic! Most of my MOCs are vehicles, however, so I probably won’t need them.
Also, does anyone know when and where the New York Toy Festival is? If its close I may be able to go there.
The New York Toy Fair 2014 will take place February 16-19, 2014 (Sunday-Wednesday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and showroom locations. The show hours are 10:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm Monday & Tuesday and 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday. The Javits Center is located at 11th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets, New York, NY 10001. It is not open to the public. You have to be part of the press, or working in the toy industry, although I could send you as a TBB reporter and part of the press, but you have to be an adult for the position. 😉
Dang it! Although I wouldn’t have been able to go even if I was in the press and an adult, b/c I’m busy all days its open. 😡
Wait, I work designing Lego sets Lego should make, does that count as working in the toy industry? 😆
LOL! That’s funny! Yeah, we should all be allowed to go! We have to make sure that LEGO is doing its job!
How do you get tickets? :nod:
Whatever company or media-outlet you represent have to apply on your behalf. The event is not open to the general public.
I’d love to go! Except I’d need to get to NY in 11 days, and turn 18 in the process 😛
go with another friend, and add your ages together =D
Yeah, they can also sit on each other’s shoulder to be taller too! 😆
good one LK901!