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|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
The original light-up picture maker brings you the new Lite Brite Cube with 4 sides of fun! Design pictures that light up on each side of the cube with over 500 pegs, including 30 multi-peg power pegs plus 40 bonus lite loops for 3D designs. Take it anywhere with the carry handle and 2 built-in storage drawers. Includes 8 picture design sheets, 2 free-form sheets and a 25-watt light bulb. Imported. 9-3/4Hx8-3/4Wx8-3/4D".
|Product Length:||16.3 inches|
|Product Width:||10.7 inches|
|Product Height:||4.2 inches|
|Product Weight:||3.2 pounds|
|Package Length:||16.3 inches|
|Package Width:||10.7 inches|
|Package Height:||4.2 inches|
|Package Weight:||3.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 96 reviews|
Cube shaped Lite Brite toy
Features 4 sides that light up
2 Storage Compartments
Measures about 10 x 10 x 10 inches
Includes over 400 Pegs
|Average Customer Review: ( 96 customer reviews )
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211 of 214 found the following review helpful:
Extremely poorly designed for play value May 12, 2007
By Matthew McHugh
I had a Lite-Brite as a kid and loved it, so I was enthused to pick this up for my kids (4 and 6). What a disappointment.
The only thing positive I'll say about it is that the 4-sided configuration, allowing more than one kid to play at once, is actually a very good idea Everything else about this Lite-Brite Cube is absolutely idiotic in terms of design for play value.
- The pegs fall out
- The pattern sheets, held only by pegs, fall off
- The letters on the patterns that tell you what color peg to use are too small to be seen by small kids
- The trays are too shallow and the pegs spill out
- The tray have no covers for storage (in the version I have)
- The frame is made of translucent white plastic that lets too much light through
- The device has no on/off switch, meaning you have to plug/unplug it for play
- The top is held with screws, making the bulb harder to tighten when the kids inevitably jiggle it loose
The thing that really burns me is that every point above could have been rectified very easily with just a little re-engineering. Flange the pegs slightly; angle the faces a few degrees; add clamps for the patterns; ;use a bolder font; use opaque plastic in the case; add a toggle switch to the chord; attach the top with latches instead of screws. A few simple modifications that any thinking person can come up with would make this an exponentially better toy without adding much to the cost of manufacture.
But no. The maker opted for the absolute cheapest properties and you get stuck with something more likely to frustrate than amuse your kids. Drives me bats. Cheaply made, poorly thought out. Doesn't have to be that way.
Don't know about you, but I'd gladly pay upwards of $25 for a toy like this that my kids would actually use. Instead, I paid ten bucks for a useless hunk of plastic. Sound like a bargain?
151 of 165 found the following review helpful:
refills Nov 14, 2003
By Tammy Marshall
Refills are available for this toy at Hasbro.com
They have refill pictures available at 12 pages to a pack for $5.99. The refills can be purchased for both types of light brites, the original and the cube.
87 of 95 found the following review helpful:
Feeling A Bit Cubed Mar 11, 2003
I, too, purchased the Lite Brite Cube and am rather frustrated at the ignorance of Hasbro in not making refills available. I purchased this toy for my nephew's birthday in February (and I might add that it was his 4th birthday and he seems to understand the concept--I don't believe that 8 is quite an appropriate age) and now he is also awaiting the arrival of some refills. Aside from that fact, I think it is a great toy because it allows the little artists to keep at least 3 of their creations while still working on a 4th. I thought it would be a good idea to give my nephew what I consider to be an updated version of what I had as a child. As far as I understand it, he is enjoying the toy and plays with it often. I would recommend the toy, but only after refills are made available. Next time I will let the people at Hasbro tell my nephew that it is his tough luck that there are no more refills.
21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
FIND REFILLS HERE! Feb 05, 2004
By C. Kless
Liked the toy, but like many others, disliked the fact that I couldn't find picture refills. After hours of searching online(and finding that you have to print out a hard copy of an order form and mail it in with a check to hasbro to get refills directly from the company) I found an online store that has refills. www.zooscape.com has picture and peg refills for the lite brite cube. Mine arrived in good time and great condition.
34 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Definitely will captivate your little artists! Nov 10, 2002
I loved this as a kid in the 70's so bought it for my 4&6 year olds. The pros: cube design is great! Kids can work on separate pix simultaneously! Plenty of pegs are included! The cons:Pegs are smaller and can easily fall out of screen during a creation. Only 8 pre-printed pages included (spurring arguments over the butterfly design) Not as sturdy as I remember! Maybe Playskool can work on this! I can tell you that my girls were anxious to start new designs-- instead of turning on the tube and watching cartoons! (2 days in a row!)
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