EVERBRIGHT: The Lite-Brite For Adults You Wish You Could Play With Now
Isn’t it great when you realize that some of the sweetest simple joys of childhood not only still have “it” but somehow managed to grow exponentially cooler with some ambitious re-imagining?
If you didn’t play Lite-Brite the “right” way when you were young, you probably settled for using the back-lit pegboard’s rainbow of pegs to spell out half the words your parents always guaranteed would earn you no-cover admission to your household’s Happy Hour of complimentary dish-soap shooters. Such were the ways of our world. Adults bought us toys, we used as directed, and then we had three times the fun playing with ’em “our” way.
Well, a bunch of mischief-makers-turned-artistic-adults at San Francisco’s Hero Design have introduced the Everbright. This massive LED grid is 42 times larger than the classic Lite-Brite and utilizes not easily lost, thrown, swallowed and stepped-on pegs but 464 lights with adjustable dials for cycling through colors. There’s also no cleanup, as the whole board reverts to a blank canvas with the push of a single button when you’re finished doodling.
Oh, did we mention that it can also cycle through various animations when it gets bored idling while not in use?
Hey, more great news! This evidently isn’t merely a concept. The devices are actually now for sale.