Did Anyone Order The Lite-Brite Picture Packs Or Pegs?

Lite Brite - Pictures and Pegs
With Christmas almost upon us it has been very easy to think back on some of those gifts we received as children that entertained us for hours and hours…mainly Hasbro’s Lite-Brite like Sjgeek89 shared with us a couple of months ago.

The real question though is did anyone ever order any of the picture packs or extra pegs that were offered on the order form include with their Lite-Brite?
Lite Brite - Pictures and Pegs B

For myself I can say that I certainly wanted to order a few replacement pegs after a couple of months of play but I ended up getting extras thanks to a local garage sale. Check out some of these picture packs though…who wouldn’t want to make the Wizard of Lite-Brite?
Lite Brite - Group 4

Or the Indian Chief?
Lite Brite - Group 1

Surely the Red Balloon isn’t based on the film, right?
Lite Brite - Group 3

Tropical Fish!
Lite Brite - Group 5

Though I guess the Christmas Tree would be the most appropriate picture for this time of year.
Lite Brite - Group 2


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7 thoughts on “Did Anyone Order The Lite-Brite Picture Packs Or Pegs?

  1. I don’t remember any of the pictures I’d make with my Lite-Brite growing up, but I fondly remember dropping all those pegs down the vents in my house. Probably could have used some replacement packs, but I don’t think my parents would have gone for that…

  2. My mother picked up pack 4 and at one point she got a zip lock bag full of mixed pegs at a garage sale. I need to find one for my kids.

  3. Oh and she also was able to get her hands on a nice pack of blank papers with the white dots. Man I miss my lite brite.
    Vic nice reference to the Red Balloon film. I watched it with my kids a few months ago, they weren’t impressed. I remember watching it at school a few times.

  4. It’s hard to recall what pics I had some 30+ years ago (especially since I didn’t have very many official papers, I mostly just used construction paper). I do however believe that I had that pack with the snowman & the lighthouse.
    I did also have a set of extra pegs, though I think we got them at the store not mail order. It was one of those bick tube packs, like a can of parmessan cheese. Each color was in it’s own pie wedge & you could turn the top to pour out some of just whatever color you wanted.

  5. plcary says:

    Great fun! I don’t think I had extra pegs but i do remember using coloring book pages to create new pictures.

  6. mlp says:

    Yeah, I had this, and it was great. But, being a kid, you tend to lose the small pieces, and, once that bulb in back burned out, that was all she wrote.

  7. @PopRewind I think I can also say that some of my pegs have been collected at the bottom of the vents in my home!
    @Sjgeek89 Garage sales were the best, my friend. Did they not enjoy how awesome a sentient balloon actually is? ;)
    @Drahken Oh man, thanks for reminding me about that!
    @plcary I can honestly say I hadn’t ever though of that man!

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