By Andrew Liszewski
Lite-Brite is one of those toys that has managed to withstand the test of time with very little innovation. You jam plastic pegs in a hole, they light up, you get art. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Sketch Art from a company called Hi-Tec Art is a lot like Lite-Brite, but instead of clear plastic pegs it uses individual LEDs that stick to the background and light up on their own.
Each set comes with 100 3mm LEDs of assorted colors, and while I’d like to say that magnets and induction are the secrets to how this works, the mention of ‘LED Insertion’ and ‘LED Extraction’ tools in the ‘What’s in the Box’ list makes me think that’s not the case. $49.95 from Hi-Tec Art’s website.