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New Bricks. Kites, Shards, Fins and more!

News | | November 2nd, 2012

Fin bricks

We activated 40 new bricks today. First up are eight gorgeous and gothic “Fin” bricks (above) as suggested by truth14ful. truth14ful also requested the four new “Kite” bricks …

Kite bricks

… the 8 new “Shard” bricks …

Shard bricks

… and 4 “Propeller” bricks.

Propeller bricks

Thanks for such a wonderful group of suggestions truth14ful! These are all simple and beautiful geometric shapes which logically complement the existing brick set. I don’t think any of them could be created with the current compositing or stacking options.

“House” Bricks

The so-called “house” bricks could be made as composite bricks, but it’s convenient not to have to do that. djnippa and others have been clamouring for house-shaped bricks for ages. Sorry its taken so long!

House bricks

Extra Corners

Extra corner bricks

Finally will.i.ૐ suggested these small corner bricks, and logic demands them!

All of the new bricks shown here were requested in the suggestions thread on the unofficial user forums. Thanks again to demonics for taking the initiative there.

Changing the brick palette (All Bricks and My Bricks)

Despite the growing number of bricks, we decided to keep the brick palette more or less as it is for now. It’s simple and does the job. But we have added a new option to resize the palette horizontally. This may help users who have a very large number of bricks in the “My Bricks” window to get an overview.

Resize Brick Palette

Happy FontStructing!


  1. cablecomputer

    Yay, new bricks! I’ve been waiting it for long… Thanks meek :)

    cablecomputer — November 2, 2012 #

  2. will.i.ૐ

    Joyous day, smiles on display; 40 new ways to say, Shall we go play? :)

    will.i.ૐ — November 2, 2012 #

  3. elmoyenique

    What a wonderful morning! I’ve dreaming for some of these stunning bricks during years! Welcome!

    elmoyenique — November 2, 2012 #

  4. four

    Can’t wait to start using some of these bricks!

    four — November 2, 2012 #

  5. p2pnut

    New toys to play with – and it’s not even Christmas! Thanks a million Mr M for these and all the other work that you put in to make FS such a wonderful experience.

    Just a small point, but I couldn’t see the new Corner bricks anywhere … maybe I am just having a Senior moment.

    p2pnut — November 2, 2012 #

  6. architaraz

    Wow, thanks, this is great!
    I don’t know why, but preview button in fontstructor isn’t working…

    architaraz — November 2, 2012 #

  7. demonics

    This is the first time I’ve seen new brick added! Whoopee!

    demonics — November 2, 2012 #

  8. Rob Meek (meek)

    @architaraz – thanks for letting me know. I’m looking into it. UPDATE: should be fixed now. You may need to clear your browser cache.

    Rob Meek (meek) — November 2, 2012 #

  9. demonics

    And I’m glad you mentioned the FontStruct Suggestions page, thanks!

    demonics — November 2, 2012 #

  10. Rob Meek (meek)

    @p2pnut – ah yes. I forgot to add the Corner bricks. They’ll be there in a few minutes. UPDATE the new corner bricks are there now.

    Rob Meek (meek) — November 2, 2012 #

  11. will.i.ૐ

    Thanks Rob!

    will.i.ૐ — November 2, 2012 #

  12. Rahi-Tak

    Heehee! I’m excite. ;P

    Rahi-Tak — November 2, 2012 #

  13. Umbreon126

    so the new bricks are here :D

    Umbreon126 — November 2, 2012 #

  14. architaraz

    Something’s wrong again. All fonts I’m trying to edit are disappearing, when fontstrustor loads, everything’s empty. I even tried creating new font, saved it, then after going to my downloads, preview displays nothing.

    architaraz — November 2, 2012 #

  15. truth14ful

    THANKS! I shall put these to splendid use!

    truth14ful — November 2, 2012 #

  16. BangDje

    New brick!!! Great!!! Have to work faster. My exploration to “basic bricks” haven’t finish yet.

    BangDje — November 2, 2012 #

  17. Rob Meek (meek)

    @architaraz Problems should be fixed now.

    Rob Meek (meek) — November 3, 2012 #

  18. minidonut

    OMG! :D

    minidonut — November 3, 2012 #

  19. Frodo7

    Very nice and useful bricks. Thank you Rob.

    Frodo7 — November 3, 2012 #

  20. Isaiah Garcia


    Isaiah Garcia — November 3, 2012 #

  21. Luan016

    yehaaaa thanks!!!

    Luan016 — November 4, 2012 #

  22. djnippa

    The HOUSE shaped brick. YIIIPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEE ! It’s the icing on several of my larger designs. It was impossible to create at super small sizes. Time to go to work, and complete them to perfection. Also the spikes are brilliant.

    djnippa — November 4, 2012 #

  23. Aeolien

    Those additions will make creating new fonts with different edges so much easier, and naturally the fonts being built with these bricks will look slightly different.
    Simple and useful shapes I felt had been missing.
    What a great idea! Thanks to members for the suggestions and to Fontstruct for making them available.

    Aeolien — November 5, 2012 #

  24. CMunk

    Have to try those bricks out at once :D

    CMunk — November 5, 2012 #

  25. Chris

    I too have imagined a few of these (kites and shards) as welcome additions, but the others (particularly fins) have taken me by surprise. Thanks!

    – Chris — November 5, 2012 #

  26. fontstructer101

    We all like new bricks, keep ’em coming!

    fontstructer101 — November 14, 2012 #

  27. SquarePeg

    Wow. Thank you, Rob! :-)

    SquarePeg — November 14, 2012 #

  28. kix

    I cant believe it…
    I so much want to work on new ideas, but since i got an ipad im even MORE away from my pc. But this new bricks are a new motivation, totally :)

    – kix — November 18, 2012 #

  29. dg9870

    sort the tiles inside UI
    its hard to find the right one quickly

    dg9870 — December 8, 2012 #

  30. dalejustice

    Thanks for the new siège de douche bricks style….. :-)

    dalejustice — January 3, 2013 #