Comprehensive Visual Index
Welcome to my personal index of decals, stickers and designs.
Over the next few pages, I'll be showcasing the various designs I have created for you to use, absolutely free of charge: just print, apply and enjoy (and maybe share some pics, I'd love to see them).
Mostly alphabetical by theme. The Town section includes a unique chronological look at the designs and then offers a large number of recolours of them as well as full set restoration stickers to bring those old sets back to life.
Those designs that venture outside of traditional minifigs, like flags, maps, shields, clocks and computers, have been placed at the end of the index under "Other Things."
In many cases, a decal officially fits in one area but could easily be used in another. Sometimes I note this, other times I leave it to your imagination. Don't limit yourself! There are many Star Wars decals that are perfectly suited to pirates, peasants, generic spacemen, even citizens of your classic town. Adventurers and Indiana Jones are often incredibly compatible. Indiana Jones, Wild West and Star Wars all feature parts that could be used to create a number of historical military figures.
The possibilities are endless if you take the time to look through everything.
Current Pages include: Adventurers, Avatar, Castle, Indiana Jones, Pirates I and II (including flags), Space, Super Heroes and Villains, Star Wars, Town (chronologically organized and including set restorations), Wild West (including set restorations and custom flags), Fabuland, Famous Cartoon Characters, Flags, Maps, Shields, and Other Things (clocks and classic computers).
Resolution / Quality / Modification
Click the thumbnails to view the full size decal (seriously, someone printed one of the thumbnails and it didn't look terrible, but that isn't the intent).
Nearly all of my decals are made to be printed at 600dpi (dots per inch) to produce the correctly sized result. For a torso, which is my primary interest, that would be 1.551cm x 1.227cm. Any variations in this will be noted with the appropriate decals.
I work at that resolution for two reasons. One, it provides plenty of room for detail. Two, it allows me to work in a way that more closely resembles the typical LEGO style of printing, namely solid colours in close proximity.
What does this mean? Simply that you will rarely find dozens of shades of the same colour in one of my creations, they tend to be solid.
Why? Because the printed result will still look just as good without giving up the ability to easily replace colours, fill in patterns, or completely change details without harming the decal. In other words, if you load one of my decals in your favourite paint program and use a fill tool, you can change any colour to whatever you want: the ultimate in customization, make it what you want it to be.
My decals are made using a colour chart I assembled based on Peeron, Bricklink and LEGO colour sources. If you'd like to modify my decals, make your own, or are simply curious, here is the chart.
Note: I have noticed a great deal of printing variation, especially among older and multicoloured torsos. Basically, when they were originally printed, each colour was applied seperately. If the torso wasn't perfectly lined up with it's previous position, one colour might end up printed in a slightly different location, causing some odd results. I have tried to take that into account and correct such problems to create a decal that gives the overall impression of how the torso was intended to look.
Fair Use / The Rules
There are, however, a few basic things to remember when using my work.
- Some designs are my impression of original TLG designs. They may be incredibly close or heavily modified, as noted.
- Don't claim anything here as your own, even if you modify it. At the very least, give credit to the source, please. As a general rule, I would prefer you didn't modify anything I have done.
- Don't sell my work. Ever. There are no exceptions here. I may consider selling designs, printed decals or fully finished torsos at some point, but if I do, I will never sell any design that I didn't design myself (in other words, I won't sell TLG designed decals, even if they have been out of production for decades).
- Don't use my work to trick people into thinking they are purchasing an original LEGO printed torso or part.
- Don't use my work to make anything offensive. I realise this is vague: if you have any doubt, pm me first.
Future Expansion and Use of this Thread
As time passes, more decals will be added.
Discussion concerning these decals, questions about them or pictures of their use are encouraged in this thread. Some suggestions, especially recolours, may be considered and added, if they seem useful, no harm in mentioning it.
General requests do not belong here. All requests should be made in The Request Thread instead.
Thanks for your cooperation!