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Other LEGO Light Bricks

Discussion in 'General' started by Awoken, 21 Oct 2015.

  1. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Hi All,
    I'm in need of a little advice and/or recommendations. My son and I have been doing a lot of 'building' with his Duplo and Megablocks but it's clear he is outgrowing both. I want to get him started on LEGO by buying some big creative brick sets (boxes of bricks and parts instead of models) and a few baseboards.
    Back in the 80s I used to own some light bricks which plugged into a long handset filled with batteries:
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    Is there anything similar available now?
    We'd probably use them to light up houses and streets.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can recommend anything!
    Awoken
     
  2. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    I actually have one of those battery boxes.

    The new versions are like this.

    Not all that expensive on eBay.

    Plus Lego also sell lights as well.
     
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  3. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Yes, look up the power functions sets. They have a lot of electronics built into lego bricks, lights, motors and other things of the like.
     
  4. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    This is why I can't wait to be a dad !
     
  5. Guest-16

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    Fixed: 'Can't wait to be a dad +5 years'.

    My son is two and Duplo ends up getting mostly thrown about. :p

    Very jelly of OP, I can't wait to do more serious builds and playtimes :D
     
  6. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    I don't really know anyone has to justify waiting till their kids are older/born. If you want to build Lego just do it. Don't be ashamed :)

    I was building long before my boy was born and now he's older we can both enjoy building together :rock:
     
  7. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Was going to say Im sat here in the office I have a Bobcat style excavator, mini crane an helicopter on my desk. Not to mention three mini starwars sets and about 20 minifigures. I have no children an there are none at work!

    Never to old to have Lego/Technic
     
  8. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Jealous and proud of you guys. I'm an engineer because Dad was a mechanic (and also a brilliant a jack of all trades) and had me wrenching on cars and taking things apart to see how they worked when I was still biting ankles. I owe him more than I could ever put into words, and can't wait to have a son or daughter of my own that I can teach and enjoy this sort of activity with!
     
  9. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    There are also Lego compatible bricks which light up (think I saw them in Toys R Us last time I went). I'll see if I can find a link when I get home from work.
     
  10. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Admit it, you're the one who throws the bricks around when he won't let you play...;):D:lol:
     
  11. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    I built him a nice zoo this morning and pushed it all aside to get to the animals :waah:
     
  13. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    These these are the light up kits I saw.
     
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  14. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Thank you to @CrapBag @Cei and @Blademrk for introducing me to some very cool kit. All bookmarked. Will go for the official lego stuff first but when he's a little older the Brickstuff looks VERY hackable (just not as robust).
     
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    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Byron C Playing life on "Hard" difficulty

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    I have nothing meaningful to contribute, only HOLY ****BISCUITS THAT TAKES ME BACK!

    I remember those; I had these motorised/electric bits as a kid:

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  17. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Wow! I'd completely forgotten about the motor; I had one of those. That's a trip down memory lane. If I wasn't working on a rocketry project I'd be getting some EV3 kit:
     
  18. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    I use Brickstuff myself and find it pretty excellent. The cables are thin enough to be hidden easily, but you get plenty of light off the pico LEDs.
     

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