Ever looked at one of your LEGO Star Wars sets and thought to yourself, “Man, it would be great if the set had a bit more light”? Well, thanks to Lightailing you can now add a bit more life and light to your collection.
Lightailing kits consist of LEGO-compatible bricks which have LED lights embedded in them. This means that with only a few modifications, you can light up almost any set out there.
There is a list available for all types of LEGO. From Star Wars to LEGO Cities, Lightailing probably makes a lighting kit for it.
I had a chance to take a look at the Lightailing kit for the LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon.
One thing I noticed when receiving the kit was just how tiny and light the box was. Even though everything is neatly packed away, there wasn’t any unnecessary packaging, which for the environmentally conscious is a huge plus point.
Obviously, each kit comes with an instruction manual and all the necessary components to light up your favourite bricks.
Initially, I was concerned with how easy it would be to add these components to my already completed LEGO set. Luckily, the instruction booklet takes you through all the steps of deconstructing your set to add the new LED bricks. It’s quick, easy and within a couple of minutes my Millenium Falcon lit up like a Christmas tree.
While installing all the bricks was quite easy, it was more difficult dealing with all the fine wiring between all the bricks. I was able to run most of the wiring through little spaces between my bricks but the large sections, especially where the USB connects to the power supply, were a little more tricky. Obviously, this will differ from set to set, but it is important to take note that you’ll have to be creative when hiding the power supply (which uses three AA batteries).
Overall, I was very happy with the end result and I’m considering lighting up more of my Star Wars LEGO sets with Lightailing kits. If you want to add a bit of flair to your existing collection then these kits are for you.