Lite-Brite: The beloved low-tech toy from the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s that let us make glowing pictures with colored pegs

Lite Brite vintage toy from 1967

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Lite-Brite – By Hasbro (vintage toy box from 1981)

Put in picture outline… Insert color glow pegs… Watch them light up!

Set consists of Lite-Brite console with light bulb socket and cord, 2 plastic peg plates, over 400 pegs in eight different colors, 16 pictures and 6 blank sheets, full-color design sheet and instructions. 25-watt bulb (not included) recommended. Size: 13-1/2″ x 10″ x 9-1/2″. (Text from 1974 edition)

Vintage Lite Brite game box

Lite-Brite TV commercial (1972)

YouTube video

Milton-Bradley Lite-Brite (1986)

Contains hundreds of glowing pegs in eight brilliant colors!

Lite Brite game 1986

Remember these Etch-A-Sketch and other vintage toys from Ohio Arts? (1970s & 1980s)

The light box without paper

Create beautiful color pictures with picture outlines and glowing pegs.

Lite-Brite — the exciting game that lets children make their own beautiful pictures in living, lighted color. Just put in the picture outline, insert color glow pegs, and watch them light up.

Lite brite - Vintage toy

Vintage Lite-Brite colored pegs: Create beautiful colored pictures with LIGHT

The exciting game that lets children make their own beautiful pictures in living, lighted color.

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Lite Brite vintage toy pegs

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Children can color with light with new toys (1967-1968)

For centuries, youngsters have satisfied their creative urge by coloring with crayons and paints.

But today’s children, reared in an age of technology, can now color with light. Light is an important part of two fascinating new toys, Lite-Brite and Color-Writer, that let children learn while they have fun.

LiteBrite consists of a perforated plastic screen mounted in front of an ordinary 25-watt light bulb. Various picture outlines fit under pegs in eight colors to create a wide variety of designs, from trains to animals to people. The light from the bulb shines through the pegs creating dramatically defined dimensional pictures.

Light also plays a starring role in Color-Writer, a rainbow-colored plastic writing surface mounted over a light bulb. With a special felt stylus, children can write, draw and color, play tic-tac-toe, do math problems or create modern art masterpieces.

Lite Brite vintage toy from 1967

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