Light My Bricks: LEGO 1989 Batmobile 76139 Lighting Kit

The following page is the instructions for the Light My Bricks LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) LED light kit.

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully. These instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) LED light kit , please click here to view the product page

 


Package Contents:

  • 8x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 6x Warm White 30cm Large Bit Lights
  • 2x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights
  • 4x Red 30cm Bit Lights
  • 1x Rotating White 30cm Bit Light
  • 1x White Strip Light
  • 1x Flicker Effects Board
  • 1x Gun Effects Board
  • 1x NC Push Board
  • 1x 6-Port Expansion Board
  • 2x 8-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x 12-Port Expansion Board
  • 3x 5cm Connecting Cables
  • 3x 15cm Connecting Cables
  • 1x 50cm Connecting Cable
  • 8x Adhesive Squares
  • 1x AA Battery Pack

 

LEGO Pieces:

  • 2x Black Round Plate 1×1 with open stud

Important things to note:

Laying cables in between and underneath bricks

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® bricks, plates, and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead ensure they are laying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

Connecting cable connectors to Expansion Boards

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.

Incorrectly inserting the connector can can result in bent pins inside the port or possible overheating of the expansion board when connected.

 

Connecting cable connectors to Strip Lights

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports on the Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the Strip Light facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, don’t force it. Doing so will damage the plug and the connector.

Connecting Micro Cable connectors to Micro Expansion Board Ports

Take extra care when inserting the micro connectors to micro ports of Micro Expansion Boards. Connecting Micro Bit Lights to Micro Expansion Boards is similar to connecting lights and cables to Strip Lights. With the expansion board facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it. Use your fingernail to push the plastic part of the connector to the micro port.

 

Installing Bit Lights under LEGO® bricks and plates.

When installing Bit Lights under LEGO® pieces, ensure they are placed the correct way up (Yellow LED component exposed). You can either place them directly on top of LEGO® studs or in between.

 


OK, Let’s Begin!

 

1.) We will first install the headlights to the batmobile. Carefully remove the two headlight sections, then flip them over and disassemble the right headlight section as shown below.

 

Take a Warm White 30cm Large Bit Light and with the LED facing the opposite side to the sticker, place it inside the trans yellow brick. Bring the cable down the side where the sticker is, then secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the trans yellow plate over the top.

 

 

Repeat this step to install another 2x Warm White 30cm Large Bit Lights to the other two headlight pieces, then reconnect each one to the right headlight ensuring the LEDS are facing to the front.

 

 

2.) Bring the ends of the three bit light cables together and thread them through the space behind the headlights. Turn the batmobile onto it’s left side so we can access underneath. Find the three cables we threaded through behind the headlight and pull them all the way out at the front of the wheel.

 

Turn the vehicle back over and reconnect the right headlight ensuring the cables underneath are laid in between studs.

 

Turn the vehicle back onto it’s left side again and disconnect the front right wheel, then slightly bend the three cables into a hook shape and thread the cables through the following dark grey technic brick hole behind the wheel. Thread the cables through and pull them all the way out at the following space below.

 

Secure the cables around the top of the wheel axis by disconnecting the following light grey plate, laying the cables underneath in between studs, then reconnecting the plate over the top. It is important to ensure there is enough cable slack for the wheel to still be able to turn all the way left and right, so test this out to ensure all is ok.

 

 

3.) Thread the three cables through to the next space in the centre, then pull them all the way out.

 

Connect the three bit lights to a 12-Port Expansion Board. Take the AA Battery Pack and insert 3x new AA Batteries to it. Connect the Battery Pack cable to a spare port on the expansion board, then turn it on to test the right headlights are working OK

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

Reconnect the wheel we removed earlier, then flip the batmobile back over and continue to the next step.

 

 

4.) Disassemble the left headlight section, then repeat step 1 and 2 to install another 3x Warm White 30cm Large Bit Lights and reconnect the headlight section.

 

Turn the vehicle back onto it’s right side and disconnect the front left wheel, then slightly bend the three cables into a hook shape and thread the cables through the following hole behind the wheel. Thread the cables through and pull them all the way out at the middle space as shown below.

 

 

5.) Secure the cables around the top of the wheel axis by disconnecting the following grey plate, laying the cables underneath in between studs, then reconnecting the plate over the top. It is important to ensure there is enough cable slack for the wheel to turn all the way left and right.

 

Pull the three cables all the way out the middle section and connect them to the 12-Port Expansion Board. Turn the AA Battery Pack ON to test both headlights are working OK.

 

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

Reconnect the left wheel and turn the set back over.

 

 

6.) We will now install a light effect behind the front grill. First disconnect the top two sections surrounding it, then pull the grill section all the way out.

 

Pull back the rear wheel plate as shown below.

 

Take the Rotating White 30cm Bit Light and thread the connector side of the cable through the top of the rear wheel plate through the following hole.

 

Take an Adhesive Square and stick it to the bottom of the Rotating Bit Light, then stick the bit light to the top of the hole inside the rear wheel plate as shown below:

 

 

7.) Thread the Rotating Bit Light cable through the bottom space behind where the grill connects to, then turn the vehicle over and pull the cable all the way out from underneath as per below:

 

Before we reconnect the front grill, push the rear wheel plate back up but ensure you Do NOT push the technic pin the whole way back otherwise it will crush the rotating bit light inside. Push the rear wheel plate up so that you can still see the ridge that runs along the side of the wheel plate.

 

Ensure the Rotating Bit Light cable is facing up, then reconnect the grill section as well as the two arched sections above.

 

 

8.) From underneath the vehicle,  thread the Rotating Bit Light cable under and pull it out the space where all the headlight cables are located.

 

Pull the cable all the way out, then connect it to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board. Turn the Battery Pack ON to test the Rotating Bit Light inside the grill is working OK. The LEDs should be illuminating in a rotating sequence to give a nice “engine rev” effect inside the grill.

 

 

9.) We will now install some lights and effects for the machine guns. First, lift this section up and remove the front half from each gun section.

 

Disassemble one of the guns as shown below then take a White 15cm Bit Light and thread the connector end of the cable down the front of the barrel. Thread it all the way through. The LED should fit snug inside the top of the barrel, with the led facing sideways. Reconnect this section to the bottom half of the gun ensuring the cable is facing the bottom.

 

Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the other gun section.

 

 

10.) Take the left gun section and thread the cable down the space underneath where it pops out of. Reconnect the gun to the base section, then turn the vehicle onto it’s right side and pull the cable out at the following position.

 

Pull the cable all the way down, then thread it through the technic brick hole underneath and pull it out of the space where the rest of the cables are.

 

Take the Gun Effects Board (GFX) , and connect the Bit Light cable to the channel 1 port. Ensure the channel switch is set to the middle for the “machine gun” effect. Alternatively, you can choose from one of the other gun effects.

 

Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the IN port (+5V) on the Gun Effects Board. Connect the other end of the connecting cable to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board. Turn the AA Battery Pack ON again, to test the machine gun light is working along with the machine gun effect.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

22.) Take the right gun section and repeat the previous step to reconnect and thread the bit light cable down underneath the vehicle. Connect the cable to Channel 3 on the Gun Effects Board.

 

Turn the Power ON to test both Machine Guns lights are working OK. They should be both firing at random rates.

 

 

23.) Turn the Batmobile around and remove the following sections from the back of the vehicle and from the back of the cabin.

 

 

24.) Disconnect the AA Battery Pack from the 12-Port Expansion Board underneath the Batmobile, then take a 50cm Connecting Cable and connect it to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board.

 

Follow the below images to thread the other end of the 50cm Cable through the following technic brick holes in the middle to lead it toward the back of the vehicle.

 

Neaten up cables from the components toward the front of the vehicle by grouping them together and twisting and folding them into a neat bunch. Tuck both effects board and expansion board inside the centre spaces as shown below:

 

 

25.) Pull remaining excess of the 50cm Connecting Cable all the way out from the rear side, then connect it to an 8-Port Expansion Board. Tuck the expansion board up the following space which leads to the inside of the trunk.

 

Turn the vehicle back around and you should be able to easily access the expansion board inside the trunk of the vehicle.

 

 

26.) Disconnect the following pieces from the inside of the trunk. We will be discarding these pieces as we require this space to house the AA Battery Pack.

 

Take a 15cm Connecting Cable and connect one end to the 8-Port Expansion Board underneath. Connect the other end of the cable to the IN port on the NC Push Board.

 

Take another 15cm Connecting Cable and connect one end to the OUT port on the NC Push Board. Connect the other end of the cable to a 6-Port Expansion Board. Set all of these components inside the rear section of the vehicle for now.

 

 

27.) Disconnect the following section from both sides of the cabin.

 

Disconnect the trans black 2×2 rounded bottom plate from one of the sections, then place a Cool White 30cm Bit Light in the middle (led facing up). Reconnect the trans black 2×2 rounded bottom plate over the top, then repeat this step to install another Cool White 30cm Bit Light to the other section.

 

Reconnect each section to the vehicle ensuring the cable is facing toward the back. Pull down the angled plate behind it so we can neatly lay the cable behind and in between studs. Reconnect the plate to conceal the wiring as shown below.

 

 

Repeat this step to reconnect the other section to the right side.

 

 

28.) Connect both Bit Light cables we just installed to the 6-Port Expansion Board from step 26, then take the AA Battery Pack and place it inside the back of the Batmobile ensuring the switch is facing up and closest to the back. Connect the Battery Pack cable to the 8-Port Expansion Board (Do NOT connect the battery pack to the 6-port Expansion Board.)

 

Turn the AA Battery Pack ON to test all the lights are working OK. Test the NC push board is also working OK. Push the lever to test the the outside cabin lights we just installed turn OFF. The lights should re-activate when the push lever is released.

 

 

29.) Take the following section we moved just behind the cabin and turn it over so we can access underneath. Take a White Strip Light and connect a 15cm Connecting Cable to it.

 

Using it’s adhesive backing, stick the strip light underneath this section in the following position. Ensure the cable is facing the right, then bend the cable down so that it is facing the back of this section, as shown below.

 

 

30.) Bring this section above the batmobile, then locate the NC Push Board and remove the protective paper on the back of it to expose the adhesive. With the push button facing the front, stick the NC Push Board underneath the top cabin section in the following position. Ensure that the NC push board is mounted exactly as shown below and aligned exactly so that we do not have any issues reconnecting this section later.

 

 

Turn this section over and reconnect it to the back of the Batmobile while ensuring all cables are laid neatly in between studs underneath. The NC Push Board button should be peaking out slightly so that it pushes in when the cabin door is closed.

 

Locate the other end of the 15cm Connecting Cable from the White Strip Light and connect it to a spare port on the 6-Port Expansion Board at the back of the vehicle. Turn ON the Battery Pack to test all internal and external cabin lights are working OK. The lights should activate when the cabin door is open, and deactivate when the cabin door is closed.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

Neaten up cabling from the cool white bit lights by folding and twisting them into a neat bunch. Tuck the bunched up cables underneath the AA Battery Pack.

 

 

31.) We will now install the tail lights. First disconnect all of the following sections from the back of the vehicle as shown below.

 

Prop a large object like a book or the light kit box underneath the back of the Batmobile so that you can easily access underneath of the rear side, then disconnect the following section from each side of the tail light.

 

 

32.) Take the two tail light sections and disassemble the right tail light as per below. Take a Red 30cm Bit Light and thread the connector end of the cable through the top of the black round plate with centre open stud. Thread the Bit Light all the way through then carefully bend it so that the LED sits flat against the top of the plate. Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the trans red dish over the top.

 

Reconnect the black tile underneath, then fold the cable underneath before reconnecting it to the tail light section. Ensure the cable is facing toward the left side as shown below:

 

 

33.) Take the following three pieces and swap out the black round plate 1×1 with a provided Black Round Plate 1×1 with open stud. Take another Red 30cm Bit Light and place it directly over the black tile’s stud. Secure it in place by connecting the provided black round plate with open stud over the top. Reconnect the trans red round tile.

 

Fold the bit light cable underneath the black tile before reconnecting it to the tail light section. Ensure the cable is facing the left side.

 

Fold both cables down the left side of the tail light, then reconnect this section to the back of the Batmobile. Ensuring both cables are folded down into the corner and laid in between studs before reconnecting the section we removed earlier over the top.

 

Thread both cables up the following section which leads to the inside of the trunk, then pull them all the way out from the inside. Reconnect the two sections we removed earlier to the right side.

 

 

34.) Repeat steps 32 and 33 to install another 2x Red 30cm Bit Lights to the left tail light section, this time, laying the cables toward the right side.

 

Fold the cables down the right side of the tail light, then reconnect it to the left side of the vehicle. Ensure you carefully lay the cables down in the corner before reconnecting the section we removed earlier over the top.

 

Thread the cables through to the inside of the trunk, then reconnect the following two sections to the left side.

 

 

Connect all four Red Bit Light cables to the 8-Port Expansion Board in the rear of the vehicle, then turn ON the Batter Pack to test the tail lights are all working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

35.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it a spare port on the 8-Port Expansion Board. Connect the other end of the cable to the IN port on the Flicker Effects Board (FFX).

 

Take a new 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to one of the OUT ports on the Flicker Effects Board, then connect the other end of the cable to the remaining 8-Port Expansion Board in this kit.

 

Slide the AA Battery Pack out from the rear of the vehicle, then neaten up cabling by folding and twisting the tail light cables into a neat bunch. Tuck the bunched up cables underneath the red technic bar, then slide the AA Battery Pack back in ensuring the new 8-port expansion board from this step is still accessible.

 

 

36.) Take the jet section and remove the top technic wheel, then remove the 8 plates from the outside.

 

We will be sticking Bit Lights to the following 6 positions. Take note of the below image as a reference.

 

Take a White 15cm Bit Light and stick it to an Adhesive Square. Thread the connector end of the cable through the following space, then stick the Bit Light to the first location as shown below.

 

 

37.) Using the same method as in previous step, install another 5x White 15cm Bit Lights to this jet sections ensuring you stick the Bit Lights to the correct locations as shown below:

 

Turn this section around and continue.

 

 

38.) Reconnect the technic wheel to the top ensuring you the wheel holes align up to where the Bit Lights are installed underneath.

 

Reconnect the 8 plates to the outside of the Jet section, then from the back, seperate the cables into two groups. Twist or Braid the cables together as shown below.

 

Thread the two groups of cables all the way through the following two spaces, then reconnect the Jet section ensuring the two groups of cables are directly to each side.

 

Connect all six cables to the 8-Port Expansion Board, then turn on the AA Battery Pack to test the jet lights are working and flickering OK.

 

Test the machine guns can still be hoisted up and down by turning the Jet section. If you run into any issues, check the two group of bit light cables from the jet are neatly separated and installed exactly as shown in previous steps.

 

 

39.) Reconnect all the sections surrounding the back of the vehicle.

 

To access the battery, simply remove the backing.

 

 


This finally completes installation of the Light My Bricks Star Wars 1989 Batmobile Light Kit.

We thank you for purchasing this product and hope you ENJOY!


 

Light My Bricks: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer 75252 Lighting Kit (Part 2)

 

The following page is the instructions for Part 2 of the Light My Bricks LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) LED light kit.

Click here for Part 1 of the instructions

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully. These instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) LED light kit , please click here to view the product page

 


OK, Let’s begin Part 2!

 

47.) We will now install lights to the back jets. First disconnect the three larger jet sections, then follow the images below to disassemble one of them.

 

 

48.) Take a Cool White 30cm Large Bit Light and with the LED facing up, place it in the centre of the bottom of the rigid 2×2 round brick. Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the trans light blue dishes over the top. You should be able to clearly see the LED peaking through the centre of the dishes.

 

Flip this section over and fold the cable down against the outside of the rigid brick, then thread the connector end of the cable through the inside of the Jet pieces, pulling the cable all the way out from the other side.

 

Reconnect the round technic pieces back on top, ensuring the yellow technic pin is connecting to the rigid brick on the inside of the jet. Push down the yellow technic pin so that the dark grey brick is flat and can easily reconnect to the back of the ship later.

 

Thread the jet light cable through the space just underneath where the left jet reconnects to, then from the inside of the ship, pull the cable all the way out. Securely reconnect the Jet to the back of the ship.

 

Connect the Large Bit Light to a new 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

48.) Follow the previous step to install another Cool White 30cm Large Bit Light to the middle Jet section.

 

Thread the Bit Light cable through the gap on the top right of where the middle Jet reconnects to. Pull the cable all the way out from the inside of the ship, then securely reconnect the middle Jet to the back of the ship.

 

From the back of the ship, thread the cable through the following space that leads to the inside, then from the the inside (turn the ship around to the right side), pull the cable all the way out. Locate the same 6-Port Expansion Board we connected the other Jet light to and pull it over to this side, then connect the bit light cable to it.

 

 

49.) Install another Cool White 30cm Large Bit Light to the right large Jet (using the same method used in previous steps), then thread the cable through the following gap just underneath where the right jet reconnects to. Pull the cable all the way out from the inside of the ship, then securely reconnect the right Jet to the back of the ship.

 

Connect the Bit Light cable to the same 6-port Expansion board as per previous steps, then connect a new 5cm Connecting Cable to a spare port. Connect the other end of the 5cm cable to one of the OUT ports on the Pulse Effects Board (PFX)

 

Take another 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the IN port on the Pulse Effects Board, then connect the other end of the cable to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board on the right side of the ship.

 

Turn ON the power to test the large jet lights are working OK. They should also be pulsing via the effects board. We can configure the desired effect later on when we connect up the other jet lights.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

50.) We will now light up the four smaller jet sections. First disconnect all four jets by pulling each one out as shown below:

 

 

51.) Take one of the jet sections and disassemble it as shown below, then take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and thread the connector end of the cable through the top of the the trans light blue round brick. Pull the cable all the way out from the other side, then carefully bend the LED so that it sits flat against the top of the brick. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Light Blue Round Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Carefully reconnect the black bar inside the round brick, then thread the connector end of the cable along with the black bar through the top of the jet section.

 

The cable should be laid inside space between the bar and corner axis.

 

Thread the connector end of the cable along with the black bar through the top of the two rigid 2×2 bricks, then securely reconnect everything together.

 

Ensure the cable is laid in the space in between black bar and axis.

 

 

52.) Bring this jet section close to the back of the ship and thread the bit light cable through the following space that leads to the inside of the ship. Pull the cable all the way out from the inside of the ship, then securely reconnect the jet section to the back as shown below.

 

From the inside of the ship, find the bit light cable and connect it to a new 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

53.) Using the same method we used to install the first smaller jet light, install another Cool White 30cm Bit Light to another Jet.

 

Thread the cable through the space just above the bottom jet at the back of the ship before securely reconnecting the jet. From the inside of the ship, pull the bit light cable out and connect it to the same 6-port expansion board we connected the first smaller jet light to.

 

Thread the 6-Port Expansion Board through the middle space into the right side of the ship. This will make it easier to locate the expansion board when we need to connect the other two smaller jets on the right side.

 

 

54.) Install another 2x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights to the two remaining smaller jets, then thread the cables through the following spaces before securely reconnecting them to the back of the ship. Pull each bit light cable out from the inside of the right side of the ship, then connect both bit lights to the 6-port Expansion board from previous step.

 

 

55.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect one end to a spare port on the 6-port expansion board we connected the smaller jet lights to. Connect the other end of the cable to the second OUT port on the Pulse Effects Board.

 

We can now configure the pulse effects board to your desired effect. This effects board has 3 different effects, which can be set using the 3-way switch on the board. Fast Pulse, Medium Pulse, Slow Pulse.

 

Turn ON the power to test all the jet lights are working and configure your desired effect.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

56.) Reconnect the front right panel to the ship by clicking in the technic ball joints, then flip the set over and reconnect the front left panel.

 

 

57.) Take the following middle section we removed earlier and remove the first half of this section. Disconnect the light grey slope tile at the front, then take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the front stud. Secure the light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Slope 30 1x1x2/3 over the top, then reconnect the two halves together.

 

Reconnect this section to the top of the ship, ensuring the bit light cable is laid underneath but is still accessible for us to connect it up later on.

 

 

58.) Turn the ship around again to the right side, then take the back right panel and disconnect the three laser cannon sections from it as shown below.

 

Take one of the laser cannons and disassemble as per below.

 

 

59.) This next process will be very similar to the process used to install the lights to the previous laser cannons.

Take a Green 15cm Micro Bit Light and carefully bend the LED so that it is facing longways up. Thread the Bit Light inside the hole of one of the cannon pieces, then fold the cable down the side of the canon. Ensuring the cable is laid directly on the side of the stud, reconnect the 1×1 round plate over the top. The cable should be secured in between the plates.

 

Reconnect this section to the left cannon base, then reconnect it to the large plate ensuring the cable is laid underneath and in between the middle studs.

 

Install another Green 15cm Micro Bit Light to the right cannon, then reconnect it to the large plate ensuring the cable is laid underneath and in between studs.

 

Ensuring both micro bit light cables are laid in between studs, reconnect the angled plate behind the cannons, then reconnect the section to the right panel.

 

 

60.) Repeat the previous step to install lights to the two other cannon sections using 4x Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights. Reconnect each section to the right panel.

 

 

61.) Flip the entire right panel over, then connect the cables from the two outer cannons to a Micro 4-Port Expansion Board. Take the cables from the centre cannon and connect them to a different Micro 4-Port Expansion Board.

 

Take 2x 15cm Connecting Cables and each one to the two micro expansion boards’ large port.

 

Take 2x 30cm Connecting Cables and connect each one to the two micro expansion boards’ other large port.

 

Bring the entire panel up towards the ship and place the expansion boards and cables inside, then securely reconnect this panel using the technic ball joints. Reconnect the 2×4 tile and 2×2 rounded bottom plate to secure the front and back panels together.

 

 

62.) Bring the 4 connecting cables from the micro expansion boards inside the ship together and thread them underneath the middle section to the left side. Turn the ship over to the left side, then pull the four cables out.

 

Take the two 15cm connecting cables we pulled through from the other side and connect each one to a different OUT port (port 2 and 3) on the Gun Effects Board.

 

Turn the power ON to test all the cannons and blasters on the right side of the ship are working and firing in seperate sequences.

 

 

63.) We will now light up the cannons on the back left panel. First disconnect the three cannon sections, then repeat steps 58 to 59 to install 6x Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights to the three cannon sections

 

 

64.) Turn the panel around, then connect the bit light cables from the two outer cannons to a Micro 4-Port Expansion Board. Connect the bit light cables from the centre cannon to a new Micro 4-Port Expansion Board.

 

Bring the entire panel up and reconnect it to the top of the ship via the black technic ball joints, then secure the front and back panels by reconnecting the 2×4 tile and 2×2 rounded bottom stud.

 

Locate the other end of the two 30cm Connecting Cables we pulled through from the other side (step 62) and connect one to each of the micro expansion board’s large ports.

 

Turn ON the power to test all the cannon lights on each side are working OK and firing at different rates.

 

 

65.) Take a new 30cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the 12-Port Expansion Board on the left side of the ship toward the back. Bring the other end of the cable out toward the front, then secure it somewhere so that we can easily locate it later on.

 

 

66.) We will now install lights to the upper floor sections of the star destroyer. First take the upper left floor section and disconnect the following roof plate by pushing your finger up underneath.

 

Disconnect the following pieces on the side, then take a Flashing White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the right stud on the right plate. Secure the light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Reconnect these two pieces together, then thread the bit light cable through the top of the floor before reconnecting all the pieces together ensuring the cable is laid underneath.

 

 

67.) We will now install a couple of lights to the lower part and to the back of this section. Lift this section up so we can better access the lower section. Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud. Secure the light place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Fold the cable underneath this section.

 

Take another Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud on the right of this section. Secure the light place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Fold the cable underneath this section.

 

 

68.) Turn this section around to the back and disconnect the following pieces from the left side.

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the stud on the top of the angled plate. Secure the light in place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Place the angled plate back the section and while ensuring the cable is laid down in between studs, reconnect the 2×3 tile over the top, followed by the mechanical piece.

 

Fold the cable underneath this section, then place this section on top of the ship. Connect all four light cables from this section to the 12-Port Expansion Board on the left side of the ship.

 

Securely reconnect this upper level section by threading the white bars down through the yellow plate holes, then turn ON the power to test all the upper lights on the left side are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

69.) We will now light up the upper floor section on the right side. Carefully turn the set around to the right side, then take the upper floor floor section and disconnect the following roof plate by pushing your finger up underneath.

 

Disconnect the following pieces, then take a Flashing White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the right stud on the right plate. Secure the light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Fold the cable underneath the plate, then thread the bit light cable through the top of the floor before reconnecting all the pieces together.

 

 

70.) We will now install a couple of lights to the lower part and to the back of this section. Lift this section up so we can better access the lower section. Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud. Secure the light place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Fold the cable underneath this section.

 

Take another Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud on the right of this section. Secure the light place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Fold the cable underneath this section.

 

71.) Turn this section around to the back and disconnect the following pieces from the right side.

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the stud on the top of the angled plate. Secure the light in place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Place the angled plate back to this section and while ensuring the cable is laid down in between studs, reconnect the 2×3 tile over the top, followed by the mechanical piece.

 

Fold the cable underneath this section, then place this section on top of the ship. Connect all four light cables from this section to the 12-Port Expansion Board on the right side of the ship.

 

Securely reconnect this upper level section by threading the white bars down through the yellow plate holes, then turn ON the power to test all the upper lights on both sides are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

72.) Take the front left floor section and lift it up so we can better access the front of the lower part. Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud on the right side. Secure it in place using a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1, then fold the cable down underneath this section.

 

Turn this section over to the left side, then take a Flashing Red 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud. Secure it in place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1, then fold the cable down underneath this section.

 

 

73.) Disconnect the cone piece from the top of this section, then take a Flashing White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing the outside, place it directly over the stud where we disconnected the cone piece from. Secure the light in place using a provided Trans Black Cone 1×1 with Top Groove.

 

Turn this section around so that we are facing the inside of it, then tuck the flashing white bit light cable in behind the following piece. Group the three Bit Light cables and connect them to an 8-Port Expansion Board. Flip the set over onto it’s side and eliminate excess cable by twisting and winding them around each other to form a neat bunch.

 

 

74.) Bring this section up on top of the ship and locate the other end of the 30cm Connecting Cable we left spare from step 65. Connect this cable to the 8-Port Expansion board

 

Locate the other end of the Bit Light cable from the front (step 57) and connect this to the 8-port expansion board as well.

 

Securely reconnect this front level section to the left side, ensuring the 8-port expansion board is still accessible from the right side of the ship.

 

 

75.) Take the remaining front section and using your LEGO removal tool, disconnect the following piece from the front of it. Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud. Secure the light in place by reconnecting the piece we removed earlier over the top of it, then connect a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 on top. Fold the cable down underneath this section.

 

Turn this section over to the right side, then take a Flashing Red 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing down, place it over the following stud. Secure it in place using the remaining provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1, then fold the cable down underneath.

 

 

76.) Place this section on top of the star destroyer and connect the two bit light cables to the 8-Port Expansion Board. Neatly place all the components inside the ship before securely reconnecting everything back together.

 

Turn ON the power to test all the lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

77.) Lastly, we need to neaten up the cables underneath this set. First disconnect the USB power cable from the 2-port expansion board, then wind the 50cm Cable around the top of the stand pole a few times to tighten and secure cable. Thread the cable through the lower part of stand a few times, then wind any remaining excess cable around the lower part of the pole. Reconnect the USB Power Cable to the 2-port expansion board.

Transporting your Imperial Star Destroyer.

Take extra caution when moving your LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer. If you need access to the handle, first disconnect the two front sections, then disconnect the 30cm connecting cable from the 8-port expansion board as well as the Bit light cable from the front middle light.

 

 


This finally completes installation of the Light My Bricks Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Light Kit.

We thank you for purchasing this product and hope you ENJOY!

 


Light My Bricks: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer 75252 Lighting Kit (Part 1)

 

 

The following page is the instructions for Part 1 of the Light My Bricks LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) LED light kit.

Click here for Part 2 of the instructions

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully. These instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) LED light kit , please click here to view the product page

 


Package Contents:

  • 36x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights (34 required, includes 1-2 extra)
  • 3x Flashing White 30cm Bit Light
  • 4x Flashing Red 30cm Bit Light
  • 5x Cool White 30cm Large Bit Lights
  • 22x Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights (20 required, includes 1-2 extra)
  • 11x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights

Effects and Expansion Boards

  • 1x Pulse Effects Board
  • 1x Gun Effects Board
  • 1x Multi Effects Board
  • 1x Flicker Effects Board
  • 7x Micro 4-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x Micro 8-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x 2-Port Expansion Board
  • 6x 6-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x 8-Port Expansion Boards
  • 3x 12-Port Expansion Boards

Connecting Cables:

  • 9x 5cm Connecting Cables
  • 6x 15cm Connecting Cables
  • 5x 30cm Connecting Cables
  • 2x 50cm Connecting Cable
  • 1x USB Power Cable

LEGO Pieces:

  • 29x Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 (28 required, includes 1 extra)
  • 4x Trans Light Blue Round Plate 1×1
  • 1x Trans Clear Tile 1×2
  • 1x Trans Black Cone 1×1 with Top Groove
  • 1x Trans Clear Slope 30 1x1x2/3

 


Important things to note:

Laying cables in between and underneath bricks

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® bricks, plates, and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead ensure they are laying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

Connecting cable connectors to Expansion Boards

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.

Incorrectly inserting the connector can can result in bent pins inside the port or possible overheating of the expansion board when connected.

 

Connecting cable connectors to Strip Lights

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports on the Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the Strip Light facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, don’t force it. Doing so will damage the plug and the connector.

Connecting Micro Cable connectors to Micro Expansion Board Ports

Take extra care when inserting the micro connectors to micro ports of Micro Expansion Boards. Connecting Micro Bit Lights to Micro Expansion Boards is similar to connecting lights and cables to Strip Lights. With the expansion board facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it. Use your fingernail to push the plastic part of the connector to the micro port.

 

Installing Bit Lights under LEGO® bricks and plates.

When installing Bit Lights under LEGO® pieces, ensure they are placed the correct way up (Yellow LED component exposed). You can either place them directly on top of LEGO® studs or in between.

 


OK, Let’s Begin!

 

1.) Start by disconnecting  the following sections from the top of the ship.

 

Use your LEGO removal tool to disconnect the following pieces to allow us to remove the two panels that make up the entire left section of the ship.

 

Disconnect the Tantive via the trans clear clip

 

 

2.) We will now install seven lights along the side of the ship. Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing up, place it over the following stud near the front of the ship. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Bring the cable over towards the inside of the ship, then feed the cable underneath the following technic pieces.

 

 

3.) Take out another Cool White 30cm Bit Light and install it to the next stud down the side of the ship as shown below. Secure it in place with another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Feed the cable underneath the technic pieces as we did for the previous bit light cable.

 

 

4.) Using the same method used in previous steps, install another 2x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights to the following studs along the side of the ship. Follow the images below to ensure you install the lights to the correct location. Secure them in place using 2x Trans Clear Round Plates 1×1. Once installed, lay the cables inside toward the first two Bit Light cables.

 

 

5.) Take a 12-Port Expansion Board and connect the four Bit Light Cables, then take a 50cm Connecting Cable connect it to another spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board.

 

Bring the other end of the 50cm connecting cable toward the back of the ship and feed it underneath the large red technic plate sections going across the centre. Pull the cable out from the other side and connect it to a new 12-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

6.) We will now install another three lights to the side of the ship to the following positions.

 

First disconnect the following pieces, then install a Cool White 30cm Bit Light to the following stud, securing it in place using a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1. Once installed, reconnect the pieces we removed earlier.

 

Connect the Bit Light to the second 12-Port Expansion Board towards the back of the ship.

 

 

7.) Install another 2x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights to the following positions, securing them in place using 2x Trans Clear Round Plates 1×1. Ensure you following the below images to correctly lay the cables underneath pieces, then connect both lights to the 12-Port Expansion Board in previous step.

 

Secure the last Bit Light cable underneath the following 2×4 tile. Disconnect it, lay the cable in between studs, then reconnect the tile over the top.

 

 

8.) Take a new 50cm Connecting Cable and connect it to a spare port on the first 12-Port Expansion Board toward the front of the ship. Thread the other end of the cable down the space behind the docking bay that leads down underneath the ship.

 

From underneath of the ship, pull the cable down and connect it to a 2-Port Expansion Board. Take your USB Power Cable and connect it to the other port. Connect the USB Connector side to a USB Power Bank or wall adaptor (sold separately) and turn it ON to test all the lights installed to the left side of the ship are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

9.) We will now install lights to the 4 laser cannon section on the left side. First disconnect and disassemble this section as shown below:

 

Take out a Green 15cm Micro Bit Light and carefully bend the LED component so that the side is facing the top. This will allow the LED to fit easily inside the canon hole.

 

Take one of the cannon pieces and carefully thread the Micro Bit Light’s LED all the way inside the hole.


Bend the cable down the outside of the cannon, then lay the cable directly over the the top of the stud as shown below. Reconnect this cannon to the inside of the 2×2 round tile. The cable should be secured underneath the stud.

 

 

10.) Using the same method used in previous step, install another Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights to another cannon piece, then secure the cable underneath the stud and reconnect it to the 2×2 round plate.

 

 

Ensure both cables are laid in between the spaces of the plate, then reconnect the 2×2 rounded bottom plate.

 

 

11.) Turn this section around then install another 2x Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights to the cannons on this side. Secure the cables underneath studs of the cannon pieces, then reconnect both of them as shown below.

 

Lay both cables in between the spaces towards the back of the round 2×2 plate, then reconnect the hinge ball section followed by the 2×2 rounded bottom plate.

 

 

12.) Tuck the four cables underneath the base of the cannon, then twist the four cables around each other all the way to the ends to form one larger cable.

 

Reconnect the cannon section back to to the side of the ship, then bring the cables inside the ship and connect them to a Micro 4-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

13.) Take a 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to one of the larger ports on the Micro 4-Port Expansion Board. Connect the other end of the cable to the OUT port 1 on the Gun Effects Board.

 

Take another 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the IN port (+5V) on the Gun Effects Board. Connect the other end of this 15cm cable to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board toward the back of the ship.

 

Turn your power ON to test the lights installed so far and to configure the Gun Effects Board. You can choose between 3 different shooting effects via the 3 way switch on the effects board.

1. Canon – 2 Fires – each channel firing at random rate

2. Machine Gun – Multiple fires simulating a machine gun – each channel firing at random rate

3. Laser Canon – 3 fires – each channel firing at random rate.

 

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

14.) Take a 30cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the other large port on the Micro 4-Port Expansion Board. Connect the other end of the cable to a large port on a new Micro 4-Port Expansion Board, then feed this micro expansion board underneath the technic pieces in the middle to bring it through to the other side.

 

Take a 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board on the back of the ship. Connect the other end of the cable to a new 12-Port Expansion Board, then feed the board underneath the technic pieces in the centre to bring it through to the other side.

 

 

15.) Carefully turn the ship around so we can install lights to the right side. First disconnect the 2×4 tile and 2×2 rounded bottom plate to allow us to disconnect the two top panel sections.

 

 

16.) We will now install seven lights to the right side of the ship. Use the same method used for the side lights on the left side to install the first 4x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights, securing them in place using the provided 4x Trans Clear Round Plates 1×1.

Follow the below images carefully to modify certain sections and feed the cables underneath the middle to connect to the 12-port expansion board on the other side.

 

Turn ON the power to test the four lights installed to the right side are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

17.) Use the same method used in the previous step to install the remaining 3x Cool White 30cm Bit Lights to the right side, securing them in place using the provided 3x Trans Clear Round Plates 1×1.

Follow the below images carefully to modify certain sections and connect the bit lights to the 12-port expansion board toward the back of the ship that we brought over from the left side (step 14).

 

Secure the last Bit Light cable underneath the following 2×4 tile, then turn ON the power to test all the lights installed to the right side are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

18.) It’s time to light up the laser cannons on the right side! Disconnect and disassemble this section as shown below:

 

Using the same method used to install the lights to the laser cannons on the left side of the ship, install 4x Green 15cm Micro Bit Lights to this laser cannon.

 

Tuck the four cables underneath the base of the cannon, then twist the four cables around each other all the way to the ends to form one larger cable.

 

 

19.) Reconnect the laser cannon section to the right side of the ship, then connect the Micro Bit Light cables to the spare Micro 4-Port Expansion Board that we brought over from the other side (Step 14.)

 

Turn the power ON to test the cannons on the right side of the ship are working OK. Because they are connected to the same channel as the cannons on the left side, they should be all firing together in sync.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

20.) We will now light up the docking bay underneath the ship. First, we will need to disconnect the front bottom panel section on the right side. Disconnect the plate with handle from the very front of the ship, then disconnect the 2×2 rounded bottom plate securing the front and back panel together. Carefully disconnect the bottom panel via the technic rounded pins.

 

From the inside of the ship, locate and pull out the two orange technic pins that are securing the docking bay to the ship, then carefully remove the docking bay section by pulling it out from the bottom.

 

 

21.) Disconnect the Tie Fighter from the clip, then remove the grey mechanical piece and trans red round plate from it.

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and bend the connector end of the cable into a hook as shown below. The hook will help us then thread the light through the Tie Fighter. Thread the connector side of the cable through the back of the Tie Fighter and out the bottom.

 

Before you completely pull the cable all the way out, carefully bend the Bit Light LED on a 90 degree angle so that it will face directly up and sit flat against the edge of the inside.

 

Reconnect the Trans Red round plate, then bring the cable up and secure it in between the right wing and centre brick as shown below:

 

Reconnect the mechanical clip piece, then reconnect the Tie Fighter to the docking bay.

Caution – Do not forcefully push the mechanical clip piece all the way in or you may damage the Bit Light inside.

 

 

22.) Turn the docking bay around to the front and disconnect the following pieces from the middle.

 

Lay the Bit Light cable down in between studs as shown below, then secure it by reconnecting sections over the top.

 

 

23.) Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and bend the cable up on a 90 degree angle around 1cm from the LED. Ensuring the LED is facing forward, place it in between studs as shown below. Secure it in place by reconnecting the following wall section. If you look from the other side, you should see the LED peaking out to shine onto the docking bay.

 

Repeat this step to install another Cool White 30cm Bit Light to the other wall section. Reconnect the remaining section on top.

 

 

24.) Turn the docking bay around to the back and disconnect sections from the right corner as shown below:

 

Take a Flashing Red 30cm Bit Light and bend the cable up on a 90 degree angle around 1cm from the LED. Ensuring the LED is facing forward, place it in between studs as shown below. Secure it in place by reconnecting the corner pieces we removed earlier. If you look from the other side, you should see the LED peaking out in the corner to shine onto the docking bay

 

 

25.) Turn the docking bay over to the back left corner and install another Flashing Red 30cm Bit Light to this side.

 

 

26.) Place the Docking Bay onto it’s back so we can access underneath. Lay the top three cables down, then secure them underneath the blue 2×2 rounded bottom plates by first disconnecting them, laying the cables down, then reconnecting them over the top.

 

Secure the flashing red bit light cables by threading each one inside the gaps as shown below.

 

Connect all five cables to a 6-Port Expansion Board then take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the remaining port.

 

 

 

27.) Bring the docking bay underneath the Star Destroyer, then thread the expansion board through to the inside of the ship. Connect the other end of the 5cm Connecting Cable to the 12-port expansion board near the front..

 

Bring the docking bay up and reconnect it to the ship by pushing the orange technic pins in to secure everything into place.

 

Turn on the power to test the lights installed to the docking bay are working OK. Reposition the Tie Fighter as desired.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

28.) Ensure all cables from the docking bay lights and side of the ship lights are neatly tucked in before reconnecting the bottom right panel to the ship.

 

Reconnect the 2×2 rounded bottom plate as well as the pieces that secure the front of the ship together.

 

 

29.) Carefully turn the ship around to the left side, then take the Tantive and disassemble sections from the back jets as shown below:

 

Take one of the jet sections of 4 and disassemble them, then take a White 30cm Micro Bit Light and place the LED inside the top of the white round brick. Flip the white round brick over and while ensuring the bit light is still inside, reconnect the white brick to the white 1×4 plate as shown below:

 

Repeat this step to install 3x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights to the jets on this section ensuring the cables are all facing the same way.

 

With the cables all facing up, reconnect this section to the of the bottom side of the Tantive.

 

 

30.) Take the middle jet section and disconnect the three jets. Using the same method as per previous step, install 3x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights to this section ensuring the cables are all laid the same way.

 

Ensuring the cables are all facing up, reconnect this middle section to the back of the Tantive, then bring the three cables toward the right and secure them down underneath the corner of the red tile.

 

 

31.) Disassemble the last jet section and install the remaining 4x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights ensuring the cables are all facing the same way.

 

Turn the jet section over so that the cables are underneath of it and laid to the right side, then reconnect this section to the back of the Tantive. Bring all the cables out the right side as shown below:

 

 

32.) Twist and wind all 11 cables around each other all the way to the ends to form one larger cable, then reassemble the Tantive and reconnect the trans clear bar underneath.

 

 

33.) Reconnect the Tantive to the side of the star destroyer, then wind the cables around the trans clear bar as shown below:

 

Partially disconnect the bottom panel via the blue piece as shown below, then thread the cables through the gap we just created. Pull the cables out from the inside of the ship.

 

 

Reconnect the bottom panel via the blue piece to secure the cables and close up the gap in between the bottom and middle section.

 

 

34.) Connect 4 out of the 11 micro bit light cables to a new Micro 4-Port Expansion Board, then connect a 5cm Connecting Cable to the large port. Connect the other end of the 5cm Connecting cable to one of the OUT ports on a Flicker Effects Board (FFX).

 

Connect the remaining 7 micro bit light cables to a Micro 8-Port Expansion Board, then connect a new 5cm Connecting Cable to the large port on the board. Connect the other end of the 5cm cable to a different OUT port on the Flicker Effects Board.

 

Take a 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the IN port on the Flicker Effects Board. Bring the other end of the 15cm cable over to the right and connect it to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board toward the front of the ship.

 

Turn ON the power to test the lights for the Tantive are working and flickering OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

35.) We now need to reposition the two expansion boards toward the back of the ship. Locate the two 12-Port Expansion boards toward the back and disconnect the 15cm Cable from the left side’s expansion board.

 

Pull the cable out from the right side of the ship, then re-thread the cable through a higher position above. Pull the cable back out from the left side, then bring the 12-port expansion board to a higher position to allow you to reconnect the cable to the next available port.

 

Reposition both 12-Port Expansion Boards to higher positions on the back of the ship as shown below:

 

 

36.) We will now install some lights to the tower and bridge. Follow the below images to disconnect the surrounding sections and pieces on top and on the sides.

 

Turn the ship around to the right side to continue to disconnect pieces and sections.

 

 

37.) Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing up, place it in between the following studs on the front of the tower. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Tile 1×2 over the top. Lay the cable towards the inside of the tower and connect it to a new 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

38.) Turn the ship around to the left side and disconnect the wall panel section on the left, as well as the middle section along the back. Disconnect the yellow angled brick underneath.

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the LED facing down, place it slightly over the edge of the grey plate underneath the yellow angled brick we removed. Ensuring the cable is laid in between studs, secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the yellow brick.

 

If you look from underneath, you should see the Bit Light peaking out to shine down.

 

Thread the bit light cable up the following space that leads to the top of the tower. Pull the cable all the way up, then connect it to a spare port on the 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

39.) Take a new 30cm Connecting Cable and thread one end of the cable up the same space we threaded the bit light cable. Pull the cable up from the top of the tower and connect it to a spare port on the 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

Thread the other end of the 30cm cable down the space that leads to the right side of the ship, then turn the ship around to the right side and pull the cable all the way out. Connect the cable to a spare port on the 12-Port Expansion Board on this side.

 

Turn the ship around to the left side again and reconnect the middle section to the back, as well as the left wall panel.

 

 

40.) Turn the ship around to the back and disconnect the following pieces from the left side of the tower.

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Bit Light and with the cable facing up. place it directly over the following stud. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1 over the top, then reconnect the sections we removed earlier. Connect the Bit Light cable to a new 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

41.) Using the same method used as per previous step, install another Cool White 30cm Bit Light to the right side of the tower securing it in place using another provided Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1, then connect the Bit Light to the same 6-Port Expansion Board in the previous step.

 

 

42.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the 6-Port Expansion Board from previous step. Connect the other end of the 5cm cable to one of the OUT ports on a Multi Effects Board (3PFX). Take another 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the IN port (+5V) on the Multi effects Board. Connect the other end of the 5cm cable to a spare port on the 6-Port Expansion Board from step 37 – 38.

 

Configure the Multi Effects Board to the ’emergency’ effect by flicking the 3-way switch to the middle and turning the speed wheel all the way to the left for the slowest speed. Turn ON the power to test the lights and effects installed to the tower are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

43.) Take one of the tower roof panels and disconnect and disassemble the generator dome section as shown below

 

Take a Cool White 30cm Large Bit Light and thread the connector end of the cable through the top of the round plate. Pull the cable all the way out from underneath, then carefully bend the Bit Light on a 90 degree angle so that it sits flat against the top of the plate. Reconnect the base section with angled tiles underneath the round plate to secure the Bit Light in place.

 

Reconnect the dome piece, then bring the cable down and lay it in between studs before reconnecting the angled 1×2 tile over the top.

 

 

44.) Thread the Large Bit Light cable through the top of the rigid round brick before reconnecting this brick to the bottom of the dome section.

 

Disconnect the following antenna piece from the roof panel, then reconnect the dome section ensuring the cable is facing the outside as shown below. Reconnect the antenna piece we removed earlier, then fold the cable underneath the roof panel so that it is laid towards the inside.

 

 

45.) Follow the previous two steps to install another Cool White 30cm Large Bit Light to the generator dome on the left roof panel.

 

 

46.) Clear the area inside the bridge by pulling all the cables over to the left side, then reconnect the right roof panel ensuring the Large Bit Light cable is still accessible. Connect the large bit light to a new 6-Port Expansion Board.

 

Connect a new 5cm Connecting Cable to the 6-Port Expansion Board, then connect the other end of the 5cm cable to the second OUT port on the Multi Effects Board.

 

Neaten up all the cables by grouping them together and twisting and folding them together into a neat bunch, then tuck everything inside the left side, leaving the 6-port expansion board from this step still accessible.

 

 

46.) Take the left roof panel and place it over the left side of the tower. Ensure the bit light cable is folded underneath the panel, then connect it to the same 6-Port expansion board the other generator dome light is connected to.

 

Tuck all the cables inside the tower before securely reconnecting the roof panel to the tower. Reconnect the pieces on each side of the bridge as well as the top radar section we removed earlier.

 

Turn ON the power to test all the lights installed to the tower and bridge are working OK. The generator dome lights and two lights installed to the back of the tower should be flashing in alternate sequence using the ’emergency’ flash effect from the multi effects board.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light, expansion board, or effects board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 


This completes part 1 of the installation of the Light My Bricks Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Light Kit.

Click here to access part 2 of the instructions.


 

Light My Bricks: LEGO Disney Train Station 71044 Lighting Kit

The following page is the instructions for the Light My Bricks LEGO Disney Train Station (71044) LED light kit.

This instructions page is for installing lights to the train station. If you wish to jump straight to the instructions for installing lights to the the Disney train please click here.

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully. These instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO Disney Train Station (71044) LED light kit , please click here to view the product page

 


Package Contents:

  • 12x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 3x White 30cm Bit Light
  • 2x Warm White 30cm Large Bit Lights
  • 5x Warm White Strip Lights
  • 1x Multi Colour Light String
  • 8x White 15cm Micro Bit Lights 
  • 3x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights
  • 3x Micro 4-Port Expansion Boards
  • 4x 6-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x 12-Port Expansion Boards
  • 4x 5cm Connecting Cables
  • 4x 15cm Connecting Cables
  • 2x 30cm Connecting Cables
  • 1x 50cm Connecting Cable
  • 14x Adhesive Squares
  • 1x USB Power Cable
  • 1x Light My Bricks Powered Up Cable

LEGO Pieces:

  • 4x Plate 1×6 (any colour)
  • 2x Plate 1×2 (any colour)
  • 2x Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1
  • 2x Trans Clear Plate w Rounded Bottom 2×2

Important things to note:

Laying cables in between and underneath bricks

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® bricks, plates, and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead ensure they are laying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

Connecting cable connectors to Expansion Boards

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.

Incorrectly inserting the connector can can result in bent pins inside the port or possible overheating of the expansion board when connected.

 

Connecting cable connectors to Strip Lights

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports on the Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the Strip Light facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, don’t force it. Doing so will damage the plug and the connector.

Connecting Micro Cable connectors to Micro Expansion Board Ports

Take extra care when inserting the micro connectors to micro ports of Micro Expansion Boards. Connecting Micro Bit Lights to Micro Expansion Boards is similar to connecting lights and cables to Strip Lights. With the expansion board facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it. Use your fingernail to push the plastic part of the connector to the micro port.

 

Installing Bit Lights under LEGO® bricks and plates.

When installing Bit Lights under LEGO® pieces, ensure they are placed the correct way up (Yellow LED component exposed). You can either place them directly on top of LEGO® studs or in between.

 


OK, Let’s Begin!

 

Installing lights to the Disney Train Station

1.) We will first install lights to the train station starting with all the lamps at the front. First disconnect the station sign, then using your LEGO Removal Tool, create a gap just above the grey plates with front studs.

 

 

Disconnect the lamps on either side of the front door, then disassemble them as per below.

 

 

2.) Take a White 15cm Bit Light and with the cable facing the handle, place it directly over the black stud. Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the trans clear minifig head over the top. Thread the cable down the space of the handle and pull it all the way out from underneath.

 

Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the other lamp.

 

 

3.) Reconnect both lamps to the front of the station, then thread thread both of the lamp cables through the gap we created earlier. Turn the set around to the back and pull the Bit Light cables all the way out. Ensure the cables are laid in between studs of the bottom of the gap as shown in the last image example.

 

Connect both of the Bit Light cables to a 12-Port Expansion Board. Take a USB Power Cable and connect it to the left port on the expansion board. Connect the USB Connector side to a USB Power Bank or wall adaptor (sold separately) and turn it ON to test the front lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

4.) Disconnect the lamp on the right side of the station via the black technic pin. Turn the set around and disconnect the top floor of the left side by pushing your finger up underneath the tan plate.

 

Turn the set back around to the front and using your LEGO Removal Tool, create a gap in between the light grey plates just above where we disconnected the lamp.

 

Take a White 30cm Bit Light and carefully bend the LED up as shown below. With the cable facing the back, hook the LED inside the lamp. Bring the the technic pin slightly out, then bring the Bit Light cable up and wind it around the lamp post. Push the technic pin back in toward the front and pull the cable inside the technic pin slot. Turn the technic pin to the left or right to secure the cable in place.

 

 

5.) Thread the Bit Light cable through the gap we created, then reconnect the lamp to the front. Ensure the cable is laid in between studs of the grey plates above.

 

Turn the set around to the back and pull the Bit Light all the way out. Bring the cable inside the station and toward the right, then connect it to the 12-Port Expansion Board. Turn the power ON to test the front lamps are working OK.

 

Reconnect the two grey plate sections to close up the gap above the lamp.

 

 

6.) We will now light up the two lamps on the left corner of the station. First disconnect these two lamps, then using your LEGO Removal Tool, create a gap underneath the tan plates.

 

Install another 2x White 30cm Bit Lights to the two lamps, applying the same method used to install the lamps in previous steps.

 

 

7.) Take the lamp for the left side of the station and thread the cable through the gap. From the back of the station, pull the cable out, then securely reconnect the lamp ensuring the cable is laid in between the studs above.

 

 

Repeat this process to reconnect the other lamp while threading the cable through to the inside of the station.

 

 

8.) Close up the gaps by reconnecting sections back together, then turn the set back around to the back and thread both Bit Light cables through to the middle sections. Connect both of them to the 12-Port Expansion Board. Turn ON the power to test all the front lamps are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

Close up the gap from the front of the set, then reconnect the Disney Train Station sign.

 

 

9.) We will now light up the two pillar lamps on the back of the station. First disconnect the two lamps, then create a gap just underneath the plates with handles as shown below.

 

Disassemble the two lamps as shown below, then take a White 15cm Bit Light and thread the connector side of the cable through the bottom (larger hole) of one of the trans clear round bricks. Before threading the Bit Light all the way through, carefully bend the LED so that it is facing up. Reconnect the black plate with clip followed by the round plate at the top.

 

Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the other lamp.

 

 

10.) Thread each of the lamp cables through the gaps on the pillars. Pull the cables all the way out from behind before reconnecting the lamps. Bring both cables towards the 12-port expansion board.

 

Connect both Bit Light cables to the 12-Port Expansion Board (right lamp to the far right port, and left lamp to the left port), then turn ON the power to test the pillar lamps are working OK.

 

 

11.) Using the LEGO Removal Tool, create a gap on the left wall just above red angled brick.

 

Take 5cm Connecting Cable and a 15cm Connecting Cable and connect them both to the 12-Port Expansion Board. Take the USB Power Cable and feed it behind the left pillar and over to the left side. Thread the USB cable through the gap we just created, ensuring the cable is laid in between studs of the red angled brick.

 

 

12.) Take the second floor section we removed earlier in step 4 and place it onto it’s back.

 

Take a Warm White Strip Light and using it’s adhesive backing, stick it to the bottom of a provided LEGO Plate 1×6.

 

Take the 15cm Connecting Cables we connected to the expansion board earlier and bring it behind the pillar and over to the left side.  Connect the cable to Strip Light’s right port, then take a new 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the strip light’s left port.

 

Using the 1×6 plate, mount the strip light underneath the top floor section in the below position. Ensure the connecting cable  from the 12-port expansion board is on the right side.

 

 

13.) Locate the White 30cm Bit Light cable from the front right lamp and lay it in between studs of the red angled brick, then place the second level section over the top. Do not securely reconnect the second level floor just yet.

 

Slip the 15cm Connecting Cable through the gap on the left wall and place it in between the studs next to where the USB power cable is laid. Pull the 15cm cable all the way out, then securely reconnect the second level floor.

 

 

14.) Take a new Warm White Strip Light and using it’s adhesive backing, stick it to a provided LEGO Plate 1×6. Locate the other end of the 5cm Connecting Cable connected to the 12-port expansion board, and connect it to the strip light’s left port. Take a new 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the strip light’s right port.

 

 

15.) Stick 3x Adhesive Squares to the back of the 12-Port Expansion Board, then mount the board underneath the top floor in the following position. The cables should be facing away from you and towards the inside of the station.

 

To prevent the USB Power Cable from dangling down, pull the cable all the way out the left side, then reconnect the top floor wall section to close up the gap and secure the cable down.

 

Locate any other dangling cables and pull them to the left before securing them to the ceiling using a provided LEGO Plate 1×2.

 

 

14.) Take the two Bit Light cables from the front left corner lamps and pull them to the right, then mount the Strip Light to the roof (via the 1×6 plate) over any other dangling cables in the following position. Check to ensure there are no dangling cables underneath the two strip lights, then close up the gaps below the lamps on the pillars. Turn ON the power to test the lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

15.) Use your LEGO Removal Tool to disconnect the following pieces sections on the top right side of the station.

 

Disconnect the chandelier section via the technic pin, then disconnect the chair from the top floor.

 

Turn the set around to the front corner and disconnect the top floor with front window section.

 

 

16.) Locate the two Bit Light cables from the front corner lamps as well as the other end of the 15cm Connecting Cable from the 12-port Expansion Board. From the space we created above the bottom floor, pull the bit light cables up so they aren’t dangling down from the top, then thread the 15cm Connecting Cable up to the second floor and connect it to the larger port on a Micro 4-Port Expansion Board.

 

Disconnect the following two tiles with studs from the second floor, then pull the two bit light cables up and lay them in between the black studs. Reconnect the two tiles with studs, then check to ensure there are no more dangling cables.

 

 

17.) Take the chandelier and disassemble it as shown below:

 

Take a White 15cm Micro Bit Light and place the LED facing down over the top of one of the trans clear minifig heads. Secure the Micro Bit Light in place by reconnecting a brown plate with clip.

 

18.) Follow the same method used in previous step to install another 3x White 15cm Micro Bit Lights to the remaining three lamps, then reconnect each one to the chandelier ensuring the cables are facing the inside, and all laid out together at one side.

 

Spin the chandelier around so the cables are facing the inside of the station, then reconnect the chandelier via the grey technic pin. Bring all four cables up to the top and connect them to the Micro Expansion Board. Turn ON the power to test the chandelier micro bit lights are working OK.

 

 

19.) Take a 30cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the other large port on the Micro Expansion Board, then stick 2x Adhesive Squares to the back of the board and mount it to the right side in the following position.

 

Bring the micro bit light cables over to the back and secure them underneath the following tiles ensuring you first lay them in between studs underneath. Bring the 30cm Cable over and secure it on the side of the tile underneath.

 

To ensure there is no more excess cable from the 30cm cable dangling down, pull up any excess cable and secure it underneath the following 2×4 plate ensuring it is laid in between studs.

 

 

20.) Reconnect the second floor sections as well as the chair, then disconnect the roof using your LEGO Removal Tool.

 

Continue to disconnect the following sections on the top floor.

 

Bring the 30cm Cable up to the top floor and lay it around the following studs, then reconnect the brown angled bricks over the top. Bring the cable up to the top of the set and connect it to a new Micro 4-Port Expansion Board (large port).

 

 

21.) Turn the set around to the front left corner. Disconnect the three window roof sections via the technic pins as shown below, followed by the long bricks on top to allow us to remove the three window sections.

 

 

22.) Take one of the window sections and disconnect the following pieces from the top. Take a White 15cm Micro Bit Light and split the brown and black cable as shown below.

 

With the LED facing down and cable facing the back, place the bit light over the green stud of the window, with a cable on either side. Secure the Micro Bit Light in place by reconnecting the two arched pieces.

 

Bring the cable over the arched pieces, then reconnect the remaining section. Reconnect this window section to the far left side of the station.

 

 

23.) Repeat the previous step to install another 2x White 15cm Micro Bit Lights to the other two window sections, then reconnect each one to the left side of the station.

 

Connect the three Micro Bit Lights to the Micro Expansion Board on the top of the station, then turn ON the power to test the window lights are all working OK.

 

 

24.) Lay the cable from the front window the wall behind and in between studs, then do the same for the two window cables on the left side. Secure them down by reconnecting both the long bricks over the top. Before reconnecting the long brick over the side with two windows, secure the 30cm connecting cable by pulling it up and laying it around the brown stud underneath. This will help hide the cable and prevent it from being seen when looking inside the room.

 

Reconnect the window roof sections via the technic pins.

 

 

25.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the other large port on the Micro Expansion Board. Take a Warm White Strip Light and using it’s adhesive backing, stick it to the base of another provided Plate 1×6.

 

Connect the other end of the 5cm cable to the strip light, then stick the Micro Expansion Board to the inside of the wall using 2x Adhesive Squares.

 

Bring the 30cm Cable up, along with one or two of the micro bit light cables and lay them in between the following studs above, then securely reconnect the roof

 

Tuck in any excess micro bit light cable to the corners of the ceiling before mounting the Strip Light to the roof. Test all the lights are working OK by turning on the power.

 

 

26.) Turn the set around to the back and use your LEGO Removal tool to disconnect the top floor on the left side by disconnecting it under the larger tan plates as shown below

 

Turn the set around to the front and disconnect the roof sections from the front three windows, then follow the below images to remove the sections above.

 

Slightly disconnect the top right section to lift up the three tan plates to allow us to completely disconnect the three window sections as shown below:

 

 

27.) Take one of the window sections and disassemble it as per below, then using the same method we used to install lights to the previous window sections, install a White 30cm Micro Bit Light to this window. Ensure the LED is facing down and that you use a 30cm Micro Bit Light rather than a 15cm one. Once installed, reconnect the window section to the front of the station.

 

Using the same method as above, install another 2x White 30cm Micro Bit Lights to the other two window sections, then reconnect them to the front of the station.

 

 

28.) Lay the left window cable behind in between studs, then reconnect the first 1×8 brick over the top. Ensuring the cable is moved to the side of the front hole, reconnect the window roof section.

 

Repeat this for the other two window cables, before reconnecting the other 1×8 brick, the window roof sections, and the top right section.

 

 

29.) Turn the set around to the back and disconnect the following sections from the top floor.

 

Take the three 30cm Micro Bit Light cables and bring them across to the left side. Secure the middle and right cable underneath the following 1×8 brick by laying in between studs as shown below.

 

Disconnect the tan bricks on the left side and lay the three cables toward the front in between the studs on the left. Reconnect the tan bricks as well as the other bricks we disconnected. The Micro Bit Light cables should be well hidden from the back of the set.

 

 

30.) Bring the Micro Bit Light cables up and over the right wall before reconnecting the remaining sections over the top. Ensure the cables are laid in between studs. Connect the micro bit lights to a new Micro 4-Port Expansion Board.

 

 

31.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the Micro Expansion Board. Take another Warm White Strip Light and using it’s adhesive backing, stick it to the base of another provided LEGO Plate 1×6.

 

Connect the other end of the 5cm Cable to the Strip Light’s right port then connect the other end of the 15cm Connecting Cable from the left side of the station to the Strip Light’s left port. Turn ON the power to test the strip light and front window lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

32.) Turn the set around to the front and disconnect the following pieces to enable us to disconnect the section above the balcony door.

 

Take a White 15cm Micro Bit Light and with the LED facing down and cable facing the back, place it over the balcony door in between the centre studs. Secure the micro bit light in place by reconnect the top section. Pull the Bit Light cable back so that the LED is positioned directly underneath to shine down on the balcony area.

 

Connect the Micro Bit Light to the Micro Expansion Board, then turn ON the power to test the balcony light is working OK.

 

 

33.) Turn the set back around the back and disconnect the following 1×2 brick. Bring the Micro Bit Light cable up from underneath and lay it in between studs. Reconnect the 1×2 brick over the top.

 

Take the top floor section and disconnect the clock dish from the front, then using your LEGO Removal Tool, disconnect the bottom section as shown below:

 

Take this bottom section and reconnect it to the top of the train station, then bring the Micro Bit Light cable over from the front and secure it underneath the brown 1×4 plate and tan 1×10 plate.

 

 

34.) Secure the 15cm Cable from the left side of the building underneath the side 1×10 plate, then take a new 15cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the other large port on the Micro Expansion Board.

 

Bring the micro bit light cables from the right side up and secure them underneath the 1×10 plate.

 

Stick 2x Adhesive Squares to the back of the Micro Expansion Board, then mount the board to the right wall inside the building in below position.

 

Gather all the cables on the top and twist them around each other into a neat bunch, then secure the Micro Bit Light cable from the balcony around the white round plate. Ensure the 1×6 plate with strip light is pulled up and accessible.

 

 

35.) Take the top floor section and disconnect the window roof as well as the roof.

 

Continue to disconnect sections from the top.

 

 

36.) Take the section which the clock was connected to and disconnect the centre plate and grey bracket plate behind.

 

Take a Warm White 30cm Large Bit Light and place it in the centre of the 2×2 plate. Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the Clock dish over the top, then turn this section over and bring the bit light cable up before reconnecting it to the section we disconnected it from.

 

Ensuring the cable is laid in between studs, reconnect the grey bracket plate, then reconnect everything back to the front of the top section.

 

Reconnect this top section to the top of the train station.

 

 

37.) From the back of the set, disconnect the following two angled bricks on the very top. Bring the bit light cable from the clock up and secure it by laying it around studs. Reconnect the two angled bricks, then disconnect the window sections from each side.

 

Disconnect the following plate on the side, then bring the 15cm Connecting Cable up and lay it in between studs toward the inside of the tower. Reconnect the plate over the top.

 

 

38.) Disassemble one of the window sections, then take a White 15cm Bit Light and split the brown and black cable closest to the LED. With the LED facing down and cable facing the back, place it over the stud on top of the window. Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the arched pieces, then reconnect the window section to the top of the station.

 

Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the other window, then reconnect it to the station. The Bit Lights should be just peaking out the top of the window to shine down.

 

 

39.) Locate the other end of the 15cm Connecting Cable we pulled up from below (right side) and connect it to a new 6-Port Expansion Board. Connect both bit light cables, as well as the large bit light cable to the Expansion Board, then turn ON the power to test all the lights to the top section are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

40.) Reconnect the following arched section ensuring all the cables are pulled up behind it. Bring all the cables back over and lay them in between studs, then reconnect the three arched bricks on top.

 

Pull all the cables and expansion board up, then reconnect the two side angled bricks. Twist and fold the cables into a neat bunch, then reconnect the mini disney castle inside.

 

 

41.) Take the roof section and turn it onto it’s front so we can access underneath it. Take a White 15cm Bit Light and place it underneath the roof directly in the centre. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Plate w Rounded Bottom 2×2 over the top.

 

Bring the roof over the top of the station and connect the bit light to the 6-Port Expansion Board. Eliminate excess cable from the bit light by twisting and folding it into a neat bunch, then gather the bunched up cables and bring them all together.

 

Reconnect the remaining angled bricks to the top, then neatly tuck everything inside before securely reconnecting the roof. Check inside the tower to ensure there are no dangling cables or components.

 

 

42.) Reconnect the window roof sections to each side, then turn ON the power to test all the lights are working OK.

 

 


This completes installation of the Disney Train Station lights. It’s now time to light up the Disney Train.

To continue to the instructions for installing lights to the the Disney train please click here.


 

Light My Bricks: LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down 75810 Lighting Kit

 

The following page is the instructions for the Light My Bricks LEGO Stranger Things: The Upside Down (75810) LED light kit.

If you run into any issues, please refer to the online troubleshooting guide.

To ensure a trouble-free installation of your light kit, please read and follow each step carefully. These instructions can be downloaded in PDF format here

Please note: This page lists instructions for the LED light kit only. If you are wishing to purchase the Light My Bricks LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) LED light kit , please click here to view the product page

 


Package Contents:

  • 11x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 1x White 30cm Bit Light
  • 9x Green 30cm Bit Lights
  • 1x Blue 30cm Bit Light
  • 1x Pink 30cm Bit Light
  • 2x Warm White Strip Lights
  • 2x Glitter Effects Light Strings
  • 3x 6-Port Expansion Boards
  • 2x 8-Port Expansion Boards
  • 1x Multi Effects Board
  • 1x Sequence Effects Board
  • 1x Scary Flicker Effects Board
  • 1x Glitter Effects Board
  • 3x 5cm Connecting Cables
  • 5x 15cm Connecting Cables
  • 2x 50cm Connecting Cable
  • 8x Adhesive Squares
  • 1x USB Power Cable
  • 2x Flat Battery Pack (requires 2x CR2032 Batteries each pack)

LEGO Pieces:

  • 2x Trans Clear Plate 1×1
  • 2x Trans Red Plate 1×1
  • 3x Trans Clear Round Plate 1×1
  • 1x Trans Clear Plate w Rounded Bottom 2×2

Important things to note:

Laying cables in between and underneath bricks

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® bricks, plates, and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead ensure they are laying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

Connecting cable connectors to Expansion Boards

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.

Incorrectly inserting the connector can can result in bent pins inside the port or possible overheating of the expansion board when connected.

 

Connecting cable connectors to Strip Lights

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports on the Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the Strip Light facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, don’t force it. Doing so will damage the plug and the connector.

Connecting Micro Cable connectors to Micro Expansion Board Ports

Take extra care when inserting the micro connectors to micro ports of Micro Expansion Boards. Connecting Micro Bit Lights to Micro Expansion Boards is similar to connecting lights and cables to Strip Lights. With the expansion board facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it. Use your fingernail to push the plastic part of the connector to the micro port.

 

Installing Bit Lights under LEGO® bricks and plates.

When installing Bit Lights under LEGO® pieces, ensure they are placed the correct way up (Yellow LED component exposed). You can either place them directly on top of LEGO® studs or in between.

 


OK, Let’s Begin!

 

1.) The first section we will light up are the main characters on their “Stranger Things” platform. First, disconnect Mike, then disassemble his flash light.

 

Take a White 15cm Bit Light and place it over the hilt’s stud. Secure it in place by reconnecting the trans clear round plate 1×1 over the top. Fold the Bit Light cable down toward the bottom of the hilt, then reconnect it to Mike’s hand ensuring the cable is also clipped inside. Reconnect Mike to the platform.

 

 

2.) Disconnect Lucas, then disassemble his flash light.

 

Take a White 15cm Bit Light and with the cable facing the bottom of the flash light hilt, place it over the hilt’s stud. Since we can’t reconnect the trans clear tile over the bit light, discard this piece and connect a provided Trans clear Round Plate 1×1 over the top to secure the light in place. Wind the Bit Light cable behind the flash light, then reconnect it to Lucas’ hand ensuring the cable is also clipped inside. Reconnect Lucas to the platform.

 

 

3.) Turn the platform around, then connect the two Bit Light cables to a 6-Port Expansion Board. Take a Flat Battery Pack and insert 2x NEW CR2032 Batteries. Connect the battery pack cable to the expansion board and turn it ON to test the flashlights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

4.) Use 2x Adhesive Squares to mount the expansion board behind the bottom of the platform, then use another 2x Adhesive Squares to mount the flat battery pack (with cable facing the left) on the back of the Stranger Things board.

 

Neaten up the excess cable by grouping them together and twisting/folding them around each other into a neat bunch.

 

Secure the two cables down to the back of the platform, using sticky tape. This now completes installation for this section.

 

If you wish to tether the power for the flash lights to the main light kit for the house rather than using batteries, connect the provided 50cm Connecting Cable to a spare port on the expansion board. You can connect the other end of the cable to the main circuit later on.

 

 

5.) We will now light up Chief Hopper’s police car. First disconnect the car from the front of the set, then disconnect the roof and sections around the front to enable us to remove the head light sections.

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6.) Disconnect and discard the top trans clear tiles from the headlights as per below, then take a White 15cm Bit Light and with the cable facing the right, place it over the left head light section. Secure the Bit Light in place by connecting a provided Trans Clear Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Fold the cable up underneath this section, then reconnect it to the front of the car ensuring the cable is pulled up behind and in between the pink and brown bricks as shown below.

 

7.) Repeat previous step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the right headlight section.

 

Thread both headlight cables through the following spaces which lead to the back of the vehicle.

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Reconnect the pieces we removed earlier surrounding the front of the car.

 

 

8.) Turn the car around to the rear side and pull the side windows out from each side, then disconnect the following pieces to enable us to disconnect the two tail light sections as shown below:

 

 

9.) Disconnect and discard the two trans red tiles from the tail lights, then take a White 15cm Bit Light and thread the connector end through the front of one of the tan coloured bricks. Pull the cable all the way out from the back of the brick, then slightly bend the Bit Light so that it sits flat against the edge of the front of the brick. Secure the light in place by connecting a provided Trans Red Plate 1×1 over the top.

 

Reconnect the tail light section to the left side of the back of the car. Ensure you bring the cable to the right side, laying it behind the brick as shown below.

 

Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the right tail light, securing it in place with another provided Trans Red Plate 1×1. Ensure you bring the cable to the left side, behind the brick as you reconnect it to the right side of the back of the car.

 

 

10.) Take a 6-Port Expansion Board and connect the two head light cables as well as the two tail light cables to it. Take a Flat Battery Pack and insert 2x NEW CR2032 Batteries to it. Connect the battery pack cable to the 6-Port Expansion Board, then turn the battery pack ON to test the head and tail lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

11.) Flip the car over and mount the Flat Battery Pack underneath the car towards the back using 2x Adhesive Squares. Ensure the battery pack switch is facing the right side of the car.

 

Turn the car back over and disconnect the following number plate section. Pull the battery pack all the way up inside the car and lay it down in between studs toward the middle before reconnecting the section over the top as shown below:

 

Reconnect the following piece, then neaten up the cabling by grouping all the cables and folding and twisting them around each other a few times, forming a neat bunch.

 

 

12.) Take a 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the remaining port on the 6-Port Expansion Board. Connect the other end of the cable to the IN port (+5V) on the Multi Effects Board (side with 1 port)

 

Reconnect (and fold in) the following pieces and sections we removed earlier, then place all the components in the back area as shown below:

 

 

13.) Take the roof of the car and disconnect the 1×6 plate as well as the trans blue and trans red tiles from it.

 

Take a White 15cm Bit Light and with the cable facing forward, place it in between the two left studs. Secure the light in place by reconnecting the trans blue tile over the top, then repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light underneath the trans red tile.

 

 

14.) Reconnect the plate to the roof plate, then connect the two roof lights to the Multi Effects Board.

 

Turn the Battery Pack ON and configure the Multi Effects Board to use the “emergency” effect by setting the switch on the effects board to the middle setting. You can adjust the speed of the effect by turning the wheel to the left or to the right (slower or faster).

 

Place the Multi Effects Board back inside the back of the car, then place the roof on top of the car. Group the two cables from the roof together and fold/twist them around each other into a neat bunch to eliminate excess cable. Place the bunched up cables inside before securely reconnecting the roof.

 

This completes installation of the lights for Chief Hoppers car.

 

The Police Car lights are currently powered independently via the Flat Battery Pack. If you wish to avoid the battery route, the car lights can be tethered to the house lights later on. Simply swap out the Flat Battery Pack with a provided 15cm Connecting Cable. Leave the other end of it disconnected as we will connect this to the right side of the house at a later stage.

 

 

15.) We will now install lights to the house. First, turn the set around to the back side and using your LEGO removal tool, carefully disconnect the roof section at the following two positions as shown below.

 

Turn the set back around to the front, as we will first install lights to the trees, starting with the tree on the right side. We will be threading each Bit Light through the holes in the tree leaf pieces. First, take a Green 30cm Bit Light and slightly bend the bit light into a U shape toward the connector end of the cable. Thread the connector end through the hole of the following leaf piece as shown below, then pull the cable all the way down from underneath.

 

Flatten the Bit Light against the top of the leaf hole so that it sits flat and that the LED is facing directly up, then thread the cable through the space above, pulling it out from the other side. Secure the light in place by disconnecting the dark green tile and laying the cable down underneath it, before reconnecting the tile over the top.

 

 

16.) Take another Green 30cm Bit Light and slightly bend the connector end of the cable into a U shape. Thread the cable through the hole of the light green leaf piece in the centre, pulling it all the way out from underneath. Ensure the Bit Light’s LED is facing forward as shown below.

 

Bring the cable behind and over the branch on the right side.

 

 

17.) Turn the set around to the back so we can continue installing another two lights to the back side of the tree. Take another Green 30cm Bit Light and bend the connector end of the cable into a U shape. Thread the cable through the hole on the right leaf piece, pulling it all the way out from underneath.

 

Flatten the Bit Light so that it sits flat against the top of the hole and LED is facing directly up, then bring both front and back cables across to the left side and secure them underneath the following dark brown plate. Ensure the cables are laid across in between studs before reconnecting the dark brown plate over the top.

 

 

18.) Bend the dark green leaf piece on the left side down slightly so we can access the hole on the top. Take another Green 30cm Bit Light and slightly bend the connector end of the cable into a U shape. Thread the cable through the hole on the dark green leaf piece, pulling it all the way out from underneath as shown below:

 

Flatten the Bit Light so that it sits flat against the top of the hole and the LED is facing up, then push up the leaf piece back to it’s original position. Bring the cable across to the right and lay it in between studs underneath the dark brown plate as shown below (around the top stud):

 

Bring the four cables  down the left side of the tree trunk, then bring them across to the right side, laying them in between studs underneath the following dark brown angled plate.

 

 

19.) Connect the four bit light cables to an 8-Port Expansion Board. Take your USB Power Cable and connect it to the end port on the expansion board. Connect the USB Connector to a USB Power Bank or wall adaptor (sold separately) and turn it ON to test the green lights are working OK.

 

Note: If you experience any issues with the lights not working and suspect an issue with a component, please try a different port on the expansion board to verify where the fault lies (with the light or expansion board). To correct any issues with expansion board ports, please view the section addressing expansion board issues on our online troubleshooting guide.

 

 

20.) Facing the front of the house, we will now install lights to the tree on the left side. Using the same method used for the other tree lights, follow the below images to install another Green 30cm Bit Light to the front.

 

Push down the left leaf piece and install another Green 30cm Bit Light. Flatten the LED, then push the leaf section back up and bring the cable behind.

 

 

21.) Turn the set around and install another Green Bit 30cm Light to the left leaf piece, then bring both cables (this one and the first one we installed) over to the right side