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EA Brings Back Lite-Brite – for Your iPhone

I know you remember playing with a Lite-Brite at some point during your childhood. Even those kids who never owned one ended up creating cute little works of art at a friend’s house. Those colorful tiny pegs were the bane of every mom’s existence… and created hours of enjoyment for those of us who were under the age of twelve. Who am I kidding? I’m a few years past twelve, and I’d still play with one of these if I had one here.

Electronic Arts is making it simple for you to keep your kiddo busy during a car trip or a wait at the doctor’s office. We promise not to tell anyone if you occasionally play with the Lite-Brite app yourself! The app will allow you to animate what you’ve done and even share it with friends via email, facebook or your photo reel.

You’ll find classic design templates plus many new ones. Choose to play around in free-style mode to let your inner creativity soar. Unlock more designs after completing a set number of drawings. Add colors with the swipe of a finger or pinch to zoom in or out. There’s even a Time Attack mode to challenge yourself… see how fast you can complete a template and match your score against your friends.

I love finding apps such as these for my iPhone. What cool apps are you playing with these days?

What Was Your Favorite Childhood Toy?

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I remember playing with an original Lite Brite when I was a kid. My brothers and I would spend hours on end creating different pieces of artwork. You could use the pre-made sheets to guide you, or create something right out of your own imagination! Nowadays, you can play with the new Lite Brite Cube! Create something different on all four sides, or go with a theme. The only limits are those within your own mind! I’m very grateful that ThinkGeek sent this to me to review.

The Cube comes with two storage drawers to hold all of your pegs. You can, of course, buy extra pegs – just in case you happen to lose some! One child can create four different scenes, or keep all the little ones busy at once! There’s a carry handle on the top of the cube for easy transport. Just a word of caution, though… I’d put a piece of tape on those drawers when you move the Cube around. They come out pretty easily, and it’s impossible to find all those little pegs on the floor if they spill!

Wicket and Pixie both want to try to create a picture for me for Christmas. The problem is that they lack opposable thumbs! I don’t think they’ll be able to pick up these little pegs and stick them in the slots. Oh, well. I’m sure they’ll come up with something else to get into.

What childhood toys do you remember playing with? What was your all-time favorite?!

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