This 100 Days of School LEGO shirt is perfect for your block building little one’s school celebration of 100 Days Smarter!
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Our 100th Day of School is approaching!
My sons’ school loves to celebrate and this year, instead of dressing like they are 100 years old as we’ve done in the past, they want the kids to wear 100 Days of School shirts!
My boys LOVE LEGOS (that is SUCH an understatement!) so I knew we needed to incorporate them into our shirt theme.
I came up with this fun LEGO heat transfer pattern that uses, you guessed it, 100 LEGOS to spell out!
I’m sharing the free cut file with you guys today and all the deets on how to thriftily use all this different colored heat transfer vinyl (affiliate link) to create a unified pattern.
I hope you enjoy this 100 days of school LEGO shirt idea!
100 Days of School LEGO Shirt Pattern
This design is made up of exactly 100 LEGO bricks, perfect for celebrating the 100th Day of School!
This is a great scrap-busting project so gather any primary-colored heat transfer vinyl (affiliate link) that you have been stashing.
NOTE: Remember to always flip images horizontally for heat transfer projects!
100 Days of School LEGO Shirt Coloring Sheet
The easiest way to keep track of the colors you want to use on the pattern is to print out the design and color in the bricks.
I had 6 HTV colors on hand to use, but you can use and many or few colors as you like.
You will need to alter the image slightly in order to print, and I have some step by step directions for you.
The the line thickness of a Silhouette Studio file is 0, so while you can see the pattern on your computer screen, it will actually print absolutely nothing.
1) The first thing to do is resize the paper size to 8 1/2 x 11 to fit your printer paper size.
Rotate the image to fit on the paper, resize if necessary.
You can always resize again when you’re actually ready to cut the images.
2) Open the Line Color Window in the toolbar and change the line color to black (this step is totally optional, but I usually do this because
1) black is easier to see on paper and
2) you have more black toner in your printer than any other color)
3) Open the Line Style Window in the toolbar, set the Line Style to the solid line and set the Line Thickness to 1.5.
Now you can easily print the image and color in the bricks so you can keep up with the color pattern.
Cutting 100 Days of School LEGO Shirt
There are a couple of options to cut this design.
The first one will use a lot more HTV, but will be quicker.
The second uses MUCH less HTV (scrap-buster!) but takes a little longer.
The end result for both will be an impossibly cute LEGO shirt!
OPTION 1: Use the printed pattern as a guide and delete all bricks except of one color (example: if you’re cutting red HTV, delete all bricks that will be any other color other than red). Leave the red bricks in place, flip image horizontally, and cut the bricks out. Click UNDO (or Ctrl Z) until you return to the original image then delete all bricks but those of the second color you are cutting. Repeat this process until all the bricks are cut. Then you simply need to lay down the vinyl, one color at a time, and iron it onto the shirt. The bricks will all align perfectly.
OPTION 2: Follow the first step from above. Pick the color you want to start with, delete all other bricks of another color, flip horizontally, and cut. For ALL OTHER BRICK COLORS, select just those bricks and line them up tightly in the top left corner of the cutting mat in the program. Instead of taking up so much square space leaving the bricks in the original design, you can cut them all in a very small area making this great for using up scrap HTV.
In option 2, when cutting the other brick colors other than the original first where they are left in the original design, you want to cut all the way through the HTV (plastic, too) rather than just the HTV itself. To do this, set the CUT THICKNESS to 25.
As you can see in the photo above, I used OPTION 2 for my design.
I cut the yellow HTV (shown white above because it’s the back side) first in the original pattern and removed the excess vinyl.
I cut all other bricks on scrap HTV and deepend the cut thickness to 25 so that each brick was an individual piece.
I added the other color bricks to the original design in yellow by following the printed guide and simply lining up the “bricks” and laying them face down (plastic side down) on the sticky-backed plastic of the original design.
Continue adding “bricks” to the original pattern until the image is complete.
Then simply flip over and iron on to the shirt.
Ironing 100 Days of School LEGO Shirt
Peel plastic back while still warm from the iron.
Some of the extra plastic from the bricks may come off with the large sheet of plastic, and simply peel off others that do not.
The final result of the 100 days of school Lego shirt!
Doesn’t it look fun??
These little guys each love their 100 days of school LEGO shirt!
They even double checked me to be sure there was indeed 100 LEGO bricks on their shirts.
Our 100th day is actually tomorrow so they can’t wait to wear them!
Would your little one love this 100 Days of School LEGO shirt?
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Find this design and more in my FREE SVG CUT FILES LIBRARY.
This post was originally shared January, 2017.
Wednesday 29th of January 2020
You can use “print and cut” heat transfer vinyl and cut a single piece as opposed to cutting each LEGO piece individually. Incase anyone needs a time saver project.
Thursday 7th of February 2019
Thanks for sharing! I have a cricut and the blocks around "smarter" did not fill in so I tweaked it to say "We've Lego of 100 days of school" and scattered some legos around so it still had 100 legos on it. It looks great!
Thursday 31st of January 2019
how can I use this on the cricut ? for some reason its not letting me do the bottom legos with the words "smarter" it won't let me fill in the color of the legos
Sunday 3rd of February 2019
Since it's an SVG file you should be able to open it with your Cricut software. However, I'm a SIlhouette user so unfortunately I can't help you much after that!
Wednesday 30th of January 2019
This is so cute. I have never worked with vinyl sheets. Is it not possible to print the colored bricks on white vinyl and cut directly the whole image instead of each brick?
Wednesday 30th of January 2019
There is such a thing as printable vinyl (http://shrsl.com/11r3s - affiliate link) that you could print the design on then cut around it.
Thursday 17th of January 2019
Super cute! I'm making this for my son. But in classic lego-obsessed kid fashion, he counted them and there are only 99. I verified by numbering each of the lego squares on the shirt. Only 99. ;)
Friday 18th of January 2019
You made me paranoid! :D I just counted twice and got 100 both times. ;)