January 26, 2014

Free Printable Ticket Style Party Invitations -- The Lego Movie


Our cost on these invitations? A mere 20-cents each!  Here's how you can do it too...

We are a family of Lego fanatics.  Our favorite lazy day activity is to clear the dining room table and build up entire Lego civilizations for hours.  The February release of The Lego Movie inspired my youngest daughter to have a Lego Movie themed birthday party.  I'll be sharing all of our ideas, activities and crafts in the coming weeks.


Our first step in the Lego Party planning process was to create an eye-catching invitation.  For my daughter's Toy Story Birthday Party, we purchased customized ticket-style invitations.  We wanted to do the same for this party -- they look great, are so easy, and are very affordable.  Unfortunately, we couldn't find one online that suited our needs.  So, I decided to design my own.  I saved a copy of the blank template so that I could make it free for others to use (for non-commercial purposes, of course, since I don't own the Lego images). 

Just right-mouse-click on this image and save to your computer.*
Disclaimer -- PLEASE READ -- I made these invitations for my family, not for sale or profit.  I'm sharing the template free of charge, but as such, am not able to provide any custom work or tech support for how to use photo editing software.  If you're new to photo editing and are ambivalent to try, there are many talented people selling similar movie ticket style invitations on Etsy.  They will personalize them for you for $8-$10 -- a great deal!

If you're ready to proceed with customizing your own invitations, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

Step 1:  Download the image ABOVE.

Step 2: Use a photo editing program like Picasa (free online) PicMonkey (free online) or the one you're comfortable using to add text.

Here are the names of the fonts I used:

  • Arial Bold (for the "VIP" and other block text)
  • Digital-7 (for Day, Time and Month)
  • OCRATTRegular (for the rest of the details)
Step 3:  Print.  You have two choices.  These invitations are formatted to be automatically centered on 4x6 photo paper.  This makes them easy to upload to a photo service (I used Costco.  15 invitations cost me less than $3) and have 4x6 prints made.  You will get one invitation per print and will have to trim away the left and right margins.  You can also print at home.  If you use your photo editing software to crop off the left and white margins, you can print the images (maintaining the 6" height) 3 to a sheet of glossy photo paper.



I couldn't find an envelope that I liked in my personal stash, so I designed an easy print, fold and glue option that perfectly fits the invitations.  I've made this available for free download too*.

For the "Emmett" Envelope, click HERE

For the Wyldstyle Envelope, click HERE

I printed these on a medium-weight semi-gloss paper and used an Elmer's Extra Strength Glue stick to assemble.

Stay tuned for more fun and creative ideas for your Lego party!

*If you use any of these printables and post about your party online, please share a link with your readers.


70 comments:

  1. I love these invitations SO much, and my son's friends are going to go crazy over them! Thank you so much for sharing and making them available to us! :)

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  2. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! These were the answer to my prayers.

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  3. Oh my gosh these are fabulous! We are undecided on my son's February birthday party and I hope after I show him your invitations that he will want to have a Lego movie themed party. What fun!!! Thank you for kindly sharing the template.

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  4. THANK YOU!!!!
    We have a Lego Movie party coming up and was trying to figure out how to make the invites. You saved me tons of time and they look way better then what I would have come up with!

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  5. You are so generous to share these. I found your page through Pinterest and will be sure to keep following and passing along your credit. Thank you so much! My 9 year olds birthday is Feb 8th and your invites are perfect!

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    1. I used OCRATTRegular for the digital looking print and Century Gothic for the rest.

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    2. How do you edit them and add what you need to add to them??

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  7. This is fantastic. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for creating/sharing! These are great!

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  9. Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. These are so wonderful!! My son will LOVE them!! When I went to order them from Walmart as a 4x6 it said the resolution was too low. Did I do something wrong?

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  11. Love the Lego Invitation, thank you for making them available. My Son Maitiu is 7 on 22nd Feb and he will enjoy handing out these super invitations to his friends :-) xx

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  12. I am a newly enacted "Housedad" and am quite creatively challenged. I have saved the ticket photo and "Emmett Style" envelop because they are both AWESOME!!!! But I am now confused as to what to do. Especially, the folding of the Envelope. Please help!!!

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  13. Thank you so much!! My son's birthday is later this month and I am so excited about finding these for his party!!

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  14. Thank you for making the invite available! My son's 7th bday is 2/21 and we are having his bday party at the movie theatre and see in the Lego movie! These are perfect!

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  15. Thank you so very much for making this available for those of us on a budget! I love these! I just have a question.When I upload ticket invitation pic to walmart and order 4 x 6, will that be one ticket per 4 x 6 or will 2 be on each print then I will have to cut apart? Just want to make sure that I order the correct amount.

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  16. Do you have a blank template? I've been searching for a "how to" but I need monster high invites. These look fabulous btw!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing!!! This is going to get me lots of brownie points with my son :0)

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  18. Thank you!!!! These were amazing and perfect for my sons Lego Movie party!!!!

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  19. I'm with Supermom. Are there 2 tix per 4x6 photo? I was interested in what size the tix are. I guess I can print the envelope to find out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Candace, Supermom is right -- the invitation is formatted for one per print. You do need to trim off the excess. I originally tried to get two images per print, but most of the online photo processing systems cropped off some of the image that way. I figured it was best to go with a single image with plenty of buffer room to account for the differences in different photo labs and machines.

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    2. Oops, forgot to mention that the invitations are 6" tall and 2.75" wide.

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  20. Just picked up mine from walmart. There is one ticket per print and due to the size, you will have to trim the sides off each ticket. They are awesome! Look just like a special ticket to the movie! Love these!

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  21. Thank you so much for creating and SHARING...you are the best! Can't wait to see your other LEGO party ideas :)

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing !! Lovely.

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  23. these are really great- thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

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  25. Hey I loveeee these! and I downloaded the editing thing to edit them but I cant figure out how to edit them and type in what I need.. HELP please :)))

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    1. Hi Amanda, which program did you download? Once I know we can take it from there.

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    1. Hi Amanda, unfortunately there isn't an edit feature on the envelopes. They're made to simply print, assemble and hand address.

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  27. Three things -
    1 - you ROCK for sharing these! They saved my bacon for DS's upcoming 7th birthday party, thank you 500 times :)
    2 - The Emmett version of the envelope doesn't have the 'time sensitive data' part
    3 - The envelope forms acted fillable, but I could never get it to work so I just hand wrote the names, no biggie but I feel stupid if it's supposed to work :)

    Oh, and a bonus for everyone - go to a self-serve printing kiosk or do these on a printer at home because when I tried to do it through Sam's club, they destroyed them because I don't own the image of Emmett.

    So, I guess that's four things :) Thanks again, I love these!

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    1. Hi Leah,

      1) Thanks! Happy to save your bacon ;-)
      2) Thanks for letting me know about the omission. I went ahead and updated the envelope and fixed the link.
      3) The envelope forms aren't fillable, so you did the right thing.

      Ooh...interesting about Sam's club. There must be a really strict person behind the counter. What a party-pooper. I'm glad that you were able to print them at home. Whew!

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing these! They are amazing. We are taking my daughter and 4 of her little friends to see the movie for her birthday in a couple weeks! These are perfect!

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing these invites!! I also just saw your cake and my husband and I are debating if its worth us even trying...I've done fondant in the past but I'm a little intimidated. You're AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenn! Definitely set aside around 20 hours for the cake (baking to completion). Let me know if you need any pointers along the way.

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  30. These are fantastic. I love that you let us have them for free! Can't thank you enough!

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  31. These are fantastic. Can't thank you enough, it's hard to find free templates! You just made my life so much easier!

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  32. Absolutely amazing, thank you so much for sharing and giving such precise instructions!

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  33. Thank you so much, this is exactly what I needed!

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  34. YOU'RE AN ANGEL!!! Thank you for these most amazing templates! These are the best out there, bar none!

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  35. These are fantastic, thank you very much - perfect for my soon to be 6 year old :-)

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  36. Thank you so much, these are fantastic - perfect for my soon to be 6 yr old! :-)

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  37. Thank you for your generosity and putting these online. My son LOVES them. I simply copied and pasted the image to powerpoint and added my own text as per your example. Worked a treat!

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  38. Thank you for your generosity in publishing these online. My son LOVES them... I simply copied the image onto powerpoint, added my text and presto!

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  39. Fantastic, I was looking for different lego movie invites & found them here! Amazing, can't wait to hand them out tomorrow at school. Thank you so much.

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  40. Thanks so much, you have not only done a fantastic job, but you have made my daughter very happy for her 8th Birthday. Sending good Karma your way!

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  41. Great job! Thank you so much!!!

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  42. Good Bless your imagination!!! you are great!!! Thanks for share!!!

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  44. So grateful for these AWESOME invites that you are giving us for free! I can't express how thankful I am to you for being generous with your work...it has made my life easier for sure. Your detailed instructions also helped a TON as I often get hung up on the editing of free templates. These are by far the cutest invites out there for a LEGO party. THANKS!!!

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  45. Thank you very much for sharing - really appreciate it.

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  46. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea - really appreciate it!

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  47. These are SO cute! LOVE THEM! Thanks for sharing! We are having a Lego Movie Showing (thanks to Amazon Instant Video) for my son's 7th birthday this weekend. These downloads saved me SO much time! Thanks again!

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  48. Thank you so very much for doing this, my son will go crazy when he see's the invites for his Lego Movie Party

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  49. Thank you so very much for taking the time to do this. My son will go nuts when he see's these.

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  50. Amazing work! I especially love the envelopes! They'll absolutely love it thank you so much : D

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  51. Thank you so much for making these! I especially love the envelopes! They'll absolutely LOVE them! : D

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  52. Thank you so much for putting this together! And including the fonts you used. I just made one for my daughter's birthday and it came out great!

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  53. Thank you sooo much for sharing these! They are super cute and sure to be a major hit with the kids :-)

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  54. Thank you soooo much for sharing these! They are so clever and sure to be a hit with all the kids :-)

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  55. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've just made them for my son's birthday party and I printed them on photo paper and wrote on them with a permanent marker! My kids really love it! thank you thank you!

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  56. I just HAD to send you a note of thanks! I am on a very tight budget for my son's birthday and thanks to you, I was able to personalize this beautiful, high-quality invite, and get it printed at my local Walgreens. Using a 41% off coupon I found online, it came to less than 2 cents per print! In appreciation-
    Vida

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  57. Thank you so much for making these available - they really are AWESOME - I'm using them for my son's 5th birthday party in September!

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  58. I'm IN LOVE with these invitations.I'm planning a MINNIE MOUSE theme party.I would love if you could upload templates for that theme.I would greatly appreciate it.

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  59. I'm IN LOVE with these invitations.I'm planning a MINNIE MOUSE theme party.I would GREATLY APPRECIATE if you could do templates for that theme.

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  60. Thank you SO much for the printables! Know that there are two ecstatic little boys in Cape Town, South Africa who are about to get Lego Party's :)

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