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Classic Lite Brite from the 1960s-1980s
Better than paint by number!
Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, I have fond memories of my lite brite. It is a classic toy that Hasbro starting selling in 1967.
Lite Brite has a lit screen that you can put pegs in. These pegs glow different colors and you can form a picture with them.
Hasbro sold many different designs or picture sheets that you could use with your Lite Brite. Many of these designs were based on movies and TV shows, like Star Wars and Smurf. Other common designs were the American flag, animals, and disney characters.
The early Lite-Brite used refill sheets that are approx. 9" x 12" The newest Lite Brites have a different size screen. To distinguish the early Lite Brites from later ones, the early model is referred to as the "classic," "original" or "vintage!"
Page created 11/4/2011
Old Commercial for the Classic Lite Brite - This advertisement is from the 1990s... Back when I was a kid :)
Papa Smurf Design Sheet for the Lite Brite - Each letter indicates which color peg should be used!
Refill Sheets for the Classic Lite Brite - Rectangular Size, 9" x 12"
Brand new refill sets for the original Lite Brite! These are great educational ones, with animals from the zoo and from the farm, dinosaurs, things that go, and more :)
Brachiosaurus, Dimorphodon, Gallimimus, Polacanthus, Protoceratops, Quetzalcoatlus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyranosaurus Rex, Triceratops
Airliner, Jeep, Rescue Helicopter, Motorcycle, Sailing Ship, Tractor Trailer, Stock Car, Locomotive, Blank(2)
Elephant, Flamingo, Giraffe, Frog, Ostrich, Tiger, Toucan, Monkey, Blank(2)
Chicken, Scarecrow, Horse, Cow (2), Goose, Barn, Pig, Tractor, Blank
So many designs to make.... - The real reward is to see it all light up when you're done! This is a 1980s Refill Pack for an Older Lite-Brite Toy
Which is better?
Why is the Classic one better than the New one?
I've been reading the reviews, and the Old model is WAY better!
1. The "classic" one is electric. So you can leave it plugged in all day without worrying about the batteries.
2. Many reviews of the new Lite Brite (both the cube and flatscreen versions) complain of it being made out of cheap plastic and complaints are numerous: pegs don't fit in, pegs fall out, drawer sticks, etc.