I am kicking off my Holiday Gift Guide for 2012 with one of my favorite toys from the Time to Play Holiday Showcase. It is Cra-Z-Art's new Lite Brix. Specifically the Star Shuttle and Launcher caught my eye. You may remember my post about me wanting to be an Astronaut. I knew immediately my son would love it.
You may know of Cra-Z-Art as the company that makes creative products for kids, easels, markers, crayons, and other cool products. You can check out their entire line here. Let's start with how it all comes packaged. Here is the box with all of it's contents (minus the cars my son was setting up a jump for).
There were quite a few pieces but as the package says it is for 6+. We definitely had to help my 7 year old put it together, but we each took sections. Evan worked on the rocket.
I helped put in the connections for the lights in that assembly.
The nice thing about these blocks is that they also connect to other blocks you may already have. So you can add some light to other block sets.
Evan playing with that finished product.
I worked on the launch pad and John worked on the Star Shuttle with Evan's help. Evan also made the 2 astronauts.
Here is the whole assembly.
I think this picture is super cool.
Evan showing me the Star Shuttle and Rocket.
How cool does this look?
Evan playing with it and connecting the connections to make it light up.
A different set of colors.
A bit brighter. We all had fun creating this Star Shuttle. What a cool innovative toy.
There are nine sets available this holiday season including the Lite Brix™ Space Trooper, Lite Brix™ Lazer Copter™, Lite Brix™ Lumi-Cycle™, Lite Brix™ Lumi-Star Racer™, Lite Brix™ Lite Up Fire Station, Lite Brix™ Super Jet Fighter, Lite Brix™ Star Shuttle and Launcher, Lite Brix™ Extreme City Lights™, and Lite Brix™ Lumi-Port™ , which was selected as a Top Holiday Toy for 2012 from Toys "R" Us. I will also be reviewing the Super Jet Fighter.
Backed by major TV advertising, the Full Lite Brix™ line is available at Toys R Us stores nationwide, Barnes and Noble and select other retailers.
Disclosure: I received this Lite Brix set for review purposes for my holiday gift guide. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.