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For a rectangular sticker on a rectangular surface, I usually try to center it between two sides and align it along the top. This does cause the problem of centering the sticker up and down. If I really care about the proper alignment, I use the end of a small knife blade to place the stickers properly. Just stick a corner of the sticker to the tip of ...


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I performed my own experiments to determine which methods work by randomly applying three stickers (which are similar to the stickers that come in LEGO sets) onto a simple brick wall. Using my finger nails to peel the stickers worked well. This is how I've always removed stickers and in my experience, I haven't had any problems doing so. Heating the brick ...


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Think about what causes the stickers to deteriorate: Heat loosens the bonds in the glue, which results in stickers peeling. Exposure to natural light will cause the colours in the stickers to fade over time. Unlike LEGO bricks, stickers fade faster under natural light. With those points in mind, keep stickers in a cool, dry, place away from sunlight like ...


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The BrickLink Catalog, which is the most comprehensive database of LEGO parts ever made, lists the first official stickers from 1971. They were used in the Homemaker sets to decorate furniture, etc. List of LEGO Stickers Sorted by Year Interestingly, at the same time (early '70s), the large Homemaker figures had printed faces, but the first minifigures (...


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Another option may to be store them inbetween the pages of a heavy book. This would have the advantage of keeping them flat, as well as cool and dry. The book would need to be kept dry as well, as if the pages got damp they could stick together and make it impossible to get the stickers out. The downside is that you'll need to remember which book it's in......


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For long-retired products, it may be possible to find scanned images of the stickers online. Then use a high quality color printer to print new decals which you glue to the bricks. The result is not perfect, but often good enough to fool an untrained eye.


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Using the full sticker sheet for #60150 Pizza Van set as an example, there are a few options. If you have the full sticker sheet, you might be able to find a part number for the sticker sheet (in this case 29583/6174606), it can usually be found at the bottom and/or near 'LEGO GROUP'. Use either Bricklink sticker search or Google to find the original set. ...


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If the set is a recent release you can call LEGO's customer service and they will send you a replacement. If it is an older, discontinued set, you can find replacement stickers on BrickLink. Here are all the stickers listed: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=160


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Acetone (fingernail polish remover) works quite well also, I used to use it to get rid of marker and stickers on my LEGO bricks as a kid. Definitely do not soak your bricks in it though or you will notice your brick will turn out quite rubbery when you remove it! I found that out the hard way.


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At office/stationary stores such as Office Max or Staples you can get printer friendly sticker paper. The 'AVERY STICKER PROJECT PAPER' comes in clear or white. You can shop around for different finishes. Some are more paper like and other are more like plastic. From experience this is only good for flat surfaces. To ensure maximum adherence, I recommend ...


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I use a hair dryer to heat the sticker up a bit. Then a plastic scrapper or plastic knife or fingernail to scrape off the sticker and as much of the glue as possible. The genuine LEGO stickers seem to come off better than the after market stickers. I use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a micro-fiber cloth to remove any residue. The remove any alcohol with a ...


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LEGO Customer Service will be probably be happy to help you out. They've been happy to replace missing or broken parts for me in the past. They have an online service for requesting replacement parts here: https://wwwsecure.lego.com/en-us/service/replacementparts I don't think sticker sheets are listed in the inventories on that page though, so you'll have ...


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Another way is to stick a single side of the sticker to the piece, then give it a little tug without ripping it to make sure it's flat and has no wrinkles. Then apply the middle and other end.


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The LEGO brick separator, spanner and crow bar have thin wedges on the end, which makes the sticker a bit easier to line up, rather than position by hand. I have heard some people talk of placing a drop of water on the brick, allowing a moment of slide before the sticker attaches firmly (but need to attempt it for myself).


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The letters typically represent the initials of the set designer. See more discussion on this topic in this EuroBricks forum thread. For example, the initials "MB" stand for Marcos Bessa, where "MS" is for Mark Stafford. Some other sets also carry set designer initials, sometimes subtly incorporated in the build (I believe Jamie Berard, the famous Modular ...


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Unfortunately older stickers are difficult to remove and reapply because the sticky part of the paper tend to rip off and leave a residue on the LEGO element itself. But the fact of the matter is that applying that taking off and re-applying even a new sticker is a challenge and it will almost always be visibly damaged at least a little bit. Your best bet ...


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Oh, those look sad! Stickers with white designs on them are notorious for peeling/cracking. I have found that the best way to protect stickers like these is to apply a thin layer of clearcoat to them while they are still new. Wait until the clearcoat dries, then apply the sticker to the LEGO set. You can use pretty much any acrylic clearcoat, medium or ...


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The size won't matter in Paint, what will matter is the resolution of your printer. For example, if you want to print 1 inch by 1 inch, and your printer is 800 DPI, then you need an 800x800 image.


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While building the Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, I used tweezers to place the stickers. This let me reposition it if it wasn't quite in the right spot, but had already started sticking to the element.


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You might try and post a request on the ALPS Decal Yahoo group. This is an e-mail group that discusses making water slide decals using the ALPS printer. There are members of the group that do have businesses that produce decals. I don't know how much people charge for custom decal sheets. You'll have to ask. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alpsdecal/ ...


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You occasionally get "extra" stickers, especially in the Police sub-theme of City, where the sheets have both "Police" and "Polizei" variations: Police Plane Sticker Sheet on Peeron


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Rapid remover works wonders. Also, hot water soak and then just peel it off.


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There is/was a product called Un-Du that would soften the adhesive of stickers so that they could be removed and reused. I was able to find a few links online, so I guess it's still around. The "patented" part of the "Un-Du" product was the tool extension attached to the bottle. The important part is the liquid and that is plain heptane. I haven't ...


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One important point that the previous answer omits: With the typical "water slide" decal paper, after printing your pattern, generally with an ink-jet printer to get the colors you want, you must waterproof the pattern by spraying several coats of Krylon clear enamel or equivalent and allow it to thoroughly dry before cutting out and trimming the decal and ...


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That's definitely an extra. I checked the instructions to confirm this. I can't comment on how common spare stickers are, as I don't personally apply the stickers in general.


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To remove stickers, I use lighter fluid. However, it can damage plastics, and I've never used it on LEGO bricks before, so please test it first. Apply the lighter fluid to the sticker, and use a sharp metal object (like an X-Acto Knife) to slowly pry the sticker from the brick. You will probably have to regularly apply the lighter fluid as new parts of ...


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Since the set is still being produced, you can call Lego Customer Service at 1-800-835-4386, and they will most likely be able to help you. Failing that, the BrickLink website is a popular place to buy replacement parts. Here's the link for the sticker sheet: http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=102237 It looks like there are a handful of sellers in ...


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First of all, here's a slightly enhanced, upclose image of the logo. My best guess is that it's meant to represent a railway T-Intersection as seen below. I believe this is especially possible, considering how the T tapers down to the bottom, similar to a railway T-Intersection.


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I've done this a few times before. To remove the sticker, get a hair dryer and gently warm it up - this will slightly melt the glue make it easier to get off. The trick now is to lift it without damaging it. I bought some incredibly thin, and sharp blades for a craft knife... they are thin enough to make their way between the sticker and the plastic and ...


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I think that the best thing to do would be to keep everything as it was because in selling, even if it is damaged, the ORIGINAL product will usually sell for more than a restored product. this also means keeping the stickers on. I actually did an experiment my self with this and i found these results. If you are keeping it for yourself then i would do ...


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