Were toy designers trying to kill us in the ’60s and ’70s? The original Lite-Brite came with dozens of little candy-colored translucent plastic pegs that practically define the term “choking hazard.” We plugged these little pegs into the Lite-Brite’s grid to draw our primitive images off of templates. It wasn’t a particularly fun toy, but compared to the Slinky it was a freaking Xbox.
Now California-based Hero Design, a firm that creates interactive exhibits, has created a giant-sized Lite-Brite called the Everbright. While you’d guess they were just trying to make the pegs too big to swallow, in fact they’ve replaced the pegs with permanently-mounted large knobs that have LED faces; rotate them to change the color.
Check it out:
I don’t want to nitpick, but they clearly got the aspect ratio wrong. How are we supposed to draw the lame sailboats of our youth? Not to mention that lousy clown with the tall cap.