Review| Retro fun with Lite Brite

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Back in the 1980s I wanted a Lite Brite so much! I never got one for Christmas but my best friend did and I have vivid memories of playing with it for hours in her room. 

I always thought of it as an ’80’s toy but apparently it’s quite a bit older than that. It goes all the way back to the 1960’s! 

What’s in the box?

  • A Lite Brite Ultimate Classic Board
  • 200x coloured pegs
  • 6x Art Templates
  • Full instructions
  • Art Guide

How do you play?

Easy and fun for all ages, follow the pre-designed pattern or create your own bright & colourful masterpieces, to create beautiful pictures that glow! Creates 4 different light shows to enhance your art – from blinking, pulsing, steady and random.

Built for travelling, this is a perfect take along for any car ride, road trip or out of the house activity needs. The Lite Brite takes 3 AA batteries – it is worth noting that you can play without the batteries, it just obviously won’t light up. 

What did we think?

I think I was far more excited to play with the Lite Brite than Moose was! What I hadn’t bargained on though was this being a hit with a teenager. 

Moose had a grand old time following the template for the mountain scene – there are 6 to choose from. He seemed to really enjoy following the guide and took great pride in getting it exactly right. I thought this was brilliant for his cognitive skills and I think he would have really benefitted from something like this perhaps toward the end of his reception year. 

Bess had a go at the unicorn template and enjoyed that but what she really liked was being able to let loose her imagination and create something unique! Anything which puts a smile on a teenagers face is fine by me.

They were both impressed with the light up element of the lite brite. It has 4 different light mode shows and there is a stand on the back of the lite brite so that you can display your creations. 

As well as being a great toy to play with at home I would definitely bring the Lite Brite along when we are allowed (finally) to take a trip. I can see this toy being a hit at Grandmas house because it’s a nice quiet way of playing.

The Lite Brite retails at around £19.99 and is available from Smyths



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