Ultimate guide to putting on Lego stickers

Applying LEGO stickers to your sets can be a bit tricky, but with patience and precision, you can achieve a clean and professional look. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to put on LEGO stickers:

What you'll need:

  • LEGO set with stickers
  • Clean, dry fingers
  • A flat, clean surface to work on
  • A small, flat tool (optional)


  1. Prepare Your Work Area: Find a clean, well-lit workspace with enough room to comfortably work on your LEGO set.

  2. Wash Your Hands: Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling the stickers to prevent any oil or dirt from transferring onto them.

  3. Peel the Sticker Carefully: Carefully peel the sticker from its backing sheet using your fingertips. Try to avoid touching the sticky side of the sticker as much as possible.

  4. Position the Sticker: Hover the sticker over the designated spot on the LEGO piece, making sure it's aligned correctly and centered. Use the LEGO set's printed instructions as a reference.

  5. Apply One Edge: Begin by gently lowering one edge of the sticker onto the LEGO piece, making sure it lines up with the desired position.

  6. Gradual Application: Slowly and steadily press down on the sticker, working from the applied edge towards the other edge. Use your fingertip to smooth out the sticker, pushing out any air bubbles or wrinkles as you go.

  7. Use a Flat Tool (Optional): If you're finding it challenging to apply the sticker smoothly with your fingers, you can use a flat, smooth tool (like a credit card or the edge of a ruler) to help press it down evenly.

  8. Final Smoothing: After applying the sticker, gently rub your fingertip or the flat tool over the entire surface to ensure it's securely adhered and free of any imperfections.

  9. Repeat as Needed: If your LEGO set has multiple stickers, repeat the process for each one, taking your time to align and apply them accurately.

  10. Inspect the Results: Step back and examine your work to ensure the stickers are applied neatly and evenly. Adjust as needed before pressing them down firmly.

Remember to take your time and be patient. Sticker application can be finicky, but with practice, you can achieve a professional-looking result. If you make a mistake or need to reposition a sticker, carefully peel it off using a gentle touch, and then reapply it following the same steps.


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