Think Geek Lite Brite Cube Review

What is ThinkGeek?

ThinkGeek.com is an incredible website that has gifts for really just about everyone! They sell all sorts of computer geeky products, office oddities & neat toys, apparel, brainy products, and more! This is an awesome place to buy a gift for that person who “has everything”! How about a Star Trek pizza cutter, a Biohazard baby onesie, brain soap, a talking first aid kit, a Yoda backpack, Edible Yummy Dough, or a robot building kit? You can definetely find all sorts of awesome things here to give your co-worker for Christmas!

ThinkGeek launched on Friday the 13th, 1999… and you can even request the ThinkGeek catalog which is available by mail or as a PDF file! Think Geek- it’s “stuff for smart masses”!

I have had an extremely positive experience with ThinkGeek.com. I received my products from them within one week of placing my order! It was quick shipping, they were so nice and helpful! It is a fabulous website and everything is very easy to browse through and read about.

I received 3 different products from ThinkGeek and in an effort to not make this a HUGE post I will be separating my review out into 3 posts- one for each product I received! They have also VERY generously offered a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers!! So once my 3 reviews have been posted I will be putting up a giveaway- make sure you go check out ThinkGeek after you read this review and browse their awesome products!!

The first product I received was a Lite Brite Cube. It has 4 sides to play on as well as 2 trays to hold the pegs! It came with 10 refill pages and the light bulb. The game states that it is intended for ages 4 & up. It comes in a fairly flat box and once you pull out the parts you just have to screw the sides into place- it’s very simple! Here’s what it looks like after you screw the sides into place:

And with it plugged into the wall:
It has 2 trays to hold the pegs. They are nice, but a little hard for younger fingers to use so we ended up putting the pegs in a tupperware dish.
Overall- AWESOME toy! Not only did I enjoy watching my son, but it was fun to do myself. My son immediately wanted to make a cat, then he wanted me to make him a lizard, then I had to break the news to him that it was bedtime! And what do you think was the first question out of his mouth when he woke up this morning? He wanted to play his Lite Brite!
It’s very simply to play- although I think most of us have used a Lite Bright before! You put the special designed black paper up in the cube, and use the colored pegs to poke holes in the paper and hold it up. You can use different colors and different patterns to make different pictures! I was really pleased and suprised that my son took such an affection for this toy. As many boys are, he does not like sitting in one spot long or working on details. Generally his attention span is pretty short! He spent over an hour perfectly color coding his Lite Brite pegs to make his picture. And then he asked to do it again!

I definetely recommend ThinkGeek and Lite Brite Cube if you’re looking for a gift for someone! The Lite Brite Cube is perfect to encourage children on their minor motor skills, as well as working on their colors and color coding the pegs to the letter of that color. As an added note I will add to be careful if you have small children in the house or older kids that put things in their mouth- there are over 400 small colored pegs!

This would make a great addition to a teachers classroom for an activity center and for free time- so consider purchasing one of these for your teacher this year! The kids will LOVE you for it!

I will have a link to ThinkGeek on my right side bar through the end of the year so make sure you visit their site for the holidays!!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a free product for this review. All opinions are 100% mine. Your experience may vary.

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6 Comments

  1. LIGHT BRIGHT! I haven't seen one of them since I was little! I loved mine and used it all the time!

  2. OHHHH I remember those! I know my kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one!!! Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction!!!

  3. Blissful Reviews says:

    OMG! I use to play with LiteBrite's as a kid. I remember having the pegs all over the house and my room…gosh those were the days!

  4. Man I spent hours with my light bright..lol
    Think Geek is an incredible company so many unique and classic items!

  5. Mom vs. the boys says:

    OMG I love this! what a great product! I'll look for this when my boys are older, they could play on it at the same time!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the post. I recently moved and lost my cat template. From your image above, I was able to re-create it 🙂

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