As soon as I saw Lightstax I knew that I needed them for myself my children. My children were just as excited to be my official testers and in the three weeks since we have got them, have played with them daily.
They come in 4 size packs, 12, 24, 36 and 102.
Now of course I needed to be able to review, all size packs, so we have been using the 102 set and we have been spending time playing with 12 blocks, 24 blocks, 36 blocks and my favourite the 102
So what are Light stax - Simply they are Light up blocks, that are 100% compatible with other 'preschool' bricks. They use LED technology to light up, which means they are not only great to play with, but allow children to make their own nightlight, depending on the pack size you can make, towers, letters, flowers, butterflies. Your nightlight depends on your imagination.
As long as they are connected to the base, or another light stax blocks they light up when you press the button. They only need to be connected to one of the squares of a block connected to the base to light up, which mean that you can really use your imagination.
The Light stax base has four different settings.
1 - Lights up
3 - Fade on and off
4 Automatically turns off after 15 minutes, (Perfect for use as a nightlight)
The base is powered by either AA Batteries, or via the USB power cord (Included)
We have been using the blocks every night for three weeks, both playing and then with auto shut off for nightlight and still using same batteries it came with.
The kids have been loving making their own nightlights, and towers, so below are some photos of their creations, feel free to use them for inspiration, and headover to our facebook page and share yours.
With the 12 we had heaps of fun making our own letter nightlights
For 24 piece sets the favourite was to make towers and stairs
once we hit 36 pieces, things started to get even more interesting, we had robots and lightsabers, and awesome statues
102 was when the real fun started we made the eiffel tower, butterflys, pyramids, castles, towers, rainbows, stairs, more letters.
(These were all made by my children 2, 7 and 9)
Light Stax are definitely a new favourite in our house, if you want to join in the fun you can purchase them here -