What It Is
Lite Brix is a new brick-based building system that lets kids build models that light up. The centerpiece of all Lite Brix models are the special bricks that have circuitry and built-in LED lights. The Lumi-Port set comes with 16 of these special bricks. Once kids build the airport and model jet, they can light up both models. The LEDs will flash in four different colors and last hundreds of hours.
The lights are powered by a battery pack that has dual cords, allowing both the airport and the jet to light up at the same time. Follow the directions to plug the cords into different areas on the model and light the whole thing up.
The set also includes decals and one miniature figure.
Additional Lite Brix sets are available and sold separately. Lite Brix are compatible with other blocks, such as those made by LEGO and MEGA Bloks.
Is It Fun?
Kids will really like that they can build a model, then light it up in different colors. The LED lights give the models a dramatic look, whether you're playing in the daytime or with the lights turned off. And the bricks do work well with other construction bricks. Lite Brix is an exciting way to light up kids' construction play and imagination.
Who It’s For
The Lite Brix Lumi-Port is for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Three AA batteries are required but not included.
Assembly is required, and you'll need a Phillips screwdriver. It took us 40 minutes to assemble.
To connect the bricks, you'll need to use special connector pieces. They come in two styles: straight and angled. They are really small, so make sure you keep these away from little kids.
You'll also want to make sure that when you put the bricks together they really click together well. You may have to push a little harder than you expect.
Also, while these are designed to be played with, they are still brick construction toys, so don't play too roughly with the model because you want it to stay together.