Plastic pieces snap together to create a structure that lights up when placed on the sound-activated base. Set includes 27 laser pegs, 191 tinted construction bricks, base, and instructions. Laser pegs contain the LED lights and complete the circuit required for the structure to light up.
Requires 3 AA batteries.
The finished T-Rex structure is between 12 - 15 inches tall.
Build a structure according to the included instructions, downloadable instructions, or just build a free-form shape that lights up in an array of colors when attached to the base. The base can be set to one of four modes: On, Flash, Fast Flash, and Sound Activation.
When one shape no longer satisfies, take it apart and build a new one.
The biggest praise for this toy may also be the most common complaint. Some of the pieces are difficult to snap together, and there are quite a multitude of steps (well over 100 for the T-Rex), so younger children may need adult help. We choose to see this toy as a great way for adults to spend time with children engaging in creative play. Those who praised this toy feel the same way, though we understand that time is not a luxury everyone has.
For the most part, this toy works without issue, however, we did notice a few people complained that not all the parts light up. This could indicate a defective toy. Other users suggested that the parts do not light up unless they are fully snapped into place, and this may take some adult help.
Some of the pieces are not as bright as others (blue and yellow show up better in the dark than green and red), but making sure the pieces are snapped together tightly helps the connection to reach all the pieces.
The flashing options for the lights seem a little unnecessary, and we found that users choose the fully-on option or sound-activated over either of the flashing options. The flash occurs at two different speeds, but we found both to be a little annoying. Leaving the light on and using the toy as a nightlight was frequently reported.
We would also like to point out that the instructions included in the box only explain how to build the T-Rex shown on the box cover. The other 23 dinosaur patterns can be downloaded for free at the website indicated on the directions. We understand why this may seem frustrating.
Free-form build can also take place. Building a spaceship instead of a dinosaur adds to the number of combinations for this set. Other sets can be purchased and added in order to increase the number of light-up bricks.
The Laser Peg series has lots of other themed sets! A few of the most popular are:
- Carefully wipe down with a damp cloth. Moisture could damage the toy's light-up capacity, so we recommend great care being used in the case of a brick getting dirty.
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
These bricks are compatible with LEGO bricks, though a structure with LEGOs included may not light up.
Additional sets can be purchased in order to increase the number of bricks that can be put together.
As stated above, we have noted that some pieces may be too difficult for younger children to snap together, thus requiring adult help. With that said, many reviewers found great enjoyment helping out with structure creation.
To be used as a night-light, we recommend purchasing rechargeable batteries.