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There are LEDs and then there are Build Upons LEDs. Each Build Upons PTH LED in this 10 pack are brick shaped in the same form of your favorite construction block! These LEDs can be easily used as novelty indicator lights, or ground effects for your existing brick sets as the tops of each LED is compatible with LEGO® bricks.
The Build Upons pack contains two diffused PTH LEDs of red, blue, yellow, green, and white. Each LED (minus the leads) are the exact same size as a LEGO® 1x1 brick. Only the tops of the Build Upons LEDs are stackable, not on the bottom due to protruding through-hole leads like any other PTH LED.
Note: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group, which is not affiliated with Build Upons LEDs.
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Don't be mislead by the bad review, this product is exactly what it is described to be! I've been using them to add some variety to my prototype circuit board designs and they're perfect, plus my students love them :)
I'm glad to hear this company is also making a stackable version that'll work well in LEGO kits (thanks Single T), but if you're like me and just looking for a cool alternative to regular old LEDs this is a great product!
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The LED Lego blocks will allow regular Lego blocks to fit on the top only. The LED leads come directly out the bottom making them impossible to use them to build Lego designs. If the leads came out the side, the bottom of the building block could be fashioned like a real Lego block and used to build like a normal Lego block.
This was the first version of this product. Take a look at their kickstarter! There's some cool things in the works. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1828089281/build-upons-light-up-bricks
I am using these Lego LEDs for a LEGO model display. Should be fun when it is completed. (hopefully I will post an image if all works out well.) Looking forward to the day when other LEGO brick LEDs arrive on the scene.
These work great as a replacement for any through hole single LED and as a bonus you can plop lego parts right on top! I dig using them just as little indicator lights when breadboarding to up the style a little, but I'm sure you could also build them into huge lego assemblies really well too.
They are setup just like a regular through hole LED with a longer lead/leg for the anode side.
I recently purchased these LED PTH Build Upons for a project for my 10 yr old niece who loves LEGOS. They are awesome. I wanted to teach her how to solder. She now knows how to solder and has a cool LEGO compatible LED. So happy with these.