Light My Bricks: Old Fishing Store Lighting Kit

Here is the instructions document for the LEGO Old Fishing Store LED lighting kit. Please read and follow the steps carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.

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

This user guide is also available to download in PDF format here.


Package contents:

  • 4x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 3x White Strip Lights
  • 1x 6-Port Expansion Board
  • 1x 30cm Connecting Cable
  • 1x 15cm Connecting Cable
  • 1x 5cm Connecting Cable
  • 1x AA Battery Pack (requires 3x AA Batteries)
    OR
  • 1x USB Power Cable

    Note – AA Battery Pack will be replaced with USB Power Cables from mid April 2020

LEGO pieces

  • 2x Plates 1×6

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.

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 removing the upper level as well as the main roof section.

Remove the lamp section and then disassemble as per below.

2.) Take a White 15cm Bit Light and then thread the connector side through the hole on top of the bottom piece. Thread it all the way through until the LED is flat against the top of the piece.

You may need bend the LED slightly so that it sits flat against the top of the LEGO piece

Reconnect the top section to secure the LED in place.

Reconnect the lamp back to the desk inside the building ensuring the cable is facing the front left corner so that it is not visible if you look in the window.

3.) Take the top section of the Old Fishing Store and remove the roof.

Disconnect the flat clear 2×2 boat stud piece from underneath the roof and then take a White 15cm Bit Light and place it directly in the centre. Reconnect the flat clear boat stud piece directly over the Bit Light to secure it in place.

Ensure the LED is the correct way facing up

Secure the cable by laying it underneath the bottom brown 1×6 plate.

Ensure the cable is laid in between studs

4.) Before reconnecting the roof, thread the Bit Light cable from the roof down and then pull it out from the bottom of the top section.

5.) Remove the lamp from the bottom of this section and then disconnect the black round stud from underneath.

Take another White 15cm Bit Light and thread the connector side through the top of the black round plate. Thread it all the way through until the LED is flat against the top of the plate then reconnect the top section of the lamp.

You may need bend the LED slightly so that it sits flat against the top of the LEGO piece

6.) Reconnect the lamp to the outside of the upper level and then lay the cable and secure it underneath the brown LEGO 1×6 plate.

7.) Take the 6-Port Expansion Board and then connect the two bit light cables to spare ports.

8.) Take the 30cm Connecting Cable and connect one end to the expansion board.

9.) Take the AA Battery Pack and insert 3x AA Batteries to it before placing it at the back of the old fishing store in the following location. It should seat neatly in between the back of the building and rail.

If you’re using a USB Cable, place this here instead.

 

 

10.) Take the entire upper level above the set and take the bit light cable from the lamp inside and connect it to the expansion board.

Take the battery pack / USB cable and connect it to the expansion board.

Tuck the expansion board and excess cables (except for the 30cm cable) up inside the upper level as per below.

Before reconnecting the upper level back to it’s original position, ensure the 30cm connecting cable is pulled across to the right section of the building.

VIEW FROM THE BACK: Ensure 30cm cable is accessible after reconnecting upper level

Test the lights we have installed so far by turning ‘ON’ the battery pack.

If you’re using the USB Power Cable, connect this to a USB Power Bank or wall adaptor (sold separately) and turn it ON to test the front lights are working OK.

11.) Remove the lamp from the right side of the building and then disconnect the black round stud from underneath.

Take another White 15cm Bit Light and thread the connector side through the top of the black round plate. Thread it all the way through until the LED is flat against the top of the plate then reconnect the top section of the lamp.

You may need bend the LED slightly so that it sits flat against the top of the LEGO piece

12.) Remove the following tiles on the wall surrounding where the lamp was connected to.

Reconnect the lamp with bit light installed and then pull the cable behind and up. Lay the cable in between studs before reconnecting the bottom tile we removed earlier.

13.) Continue laying the cable up the side of the wall in between the following studs before reconnecting the tiles over the top.

14.) Turn the building around to the front and remove the “Anton’s Bait Shop” sign from the hinges and then turn the sign section over as per below.

15.) Take 1x White Strip Light and then connect a 15cm Connecting Cable to the left port.

Using it’s adhesive backing, stick the strip light to the bottom of the ‘Anton’s Bait Shop’ sign in the following position.

16.) Take the sign section above the fishing store and then connect the other end of the lamp cable from underneath into the right port of the strip light before reconnecting the sign section back into place.

Tuck in the excess cable from the lamp underneath the sign section as per below:

Pull the 15cm connecting cable from the strip light out so we can connect this later.

17.) Take the main roof section and then turn it over onto its back as per below:

Take the remaining 2x White Strip Lights and stick them to the provided LEGO 1×6 Plates using their adhesive backing.

Take the 5cm Connecting Cable and connect them between the two strip lights.

18.) Mount the two Strip Lights underneath the main roof section in the below position.

19.) Take roof over the fishing store and then connect the other end of the 30cm cable from the left section of the building to the top of the right strip light.

Before reconnecting the roof, take the other end of the 15cm cable below and connect it to the top of the left strip light.

This finally completes installation of the Old Fishing Store Light Kit. Now turn ‘ON’ your light kit and ENJOY!


Light My Bricks: Buckingham Palace Lighting Kit


Here is the instructions document for the LEGO Buckingham Palace LED lighting kit. Please read and follow the steps carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.

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


Package contents:

  • 6x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 2x White Strip Lights
  • 1x Blue 30cm Bit Light
  • 1x 8-Port Expansion Board
  • 1x 5cm Connecting Cables
  • 1x 15cm Connecting Cables
  • 1x AA Battery Pack

LEGO Pieces

  • 2x Plates 1×6

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.



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!


Instructions for installing this kit

1.) To start, follow the images below to disconnect pieces which make up the main section of the building.


















2.) Remove the 4 lamp posts and then disassemble pieces as per below:








3.) To install lights to these lamp posts, take a White 15cm Bit Light and place it directly over the top of one of the posts. Secure the light in place be reconnecting the LEGO pieces over the top.




Bend the cable directly downward as per below



Repeat this process to install another 3x White 15cm Bit Lights to the remaining 3 lamp posts.


Bend the cable upward where it meets the base of the lamp post.


4.) Reconnect the lamp posts ensuring the cables are facing toward the back of the set.


5.) Remove the 2x centre lamp sections and then disassemble as per below






Install another 2x White 15cm Bit Lights to these lamps by using the same method we used to install the previous 4 bit lights to the lamp posts.



Bend both cables downward and then bend them upward approx. 3cm further down.


6.) Reconnect the lamps back to the set ensuring cables are facing toward the back.


7.) Remove the centre statue at the grey round base followed by the larger grey plate underneath.






8.) Remove the following pieces from the top of the plate and then remove the yellow 2×2 plate.



In order for us to install a light underneath this section we will need to discard this yellow 2×2 plate.


9.) Take the Blue 30cm Bit Light and place it facing down in the centre of the base, in between studs.


Ensure the cable is neatly laid in between lego studs, then secure the light in place by reconnecting one of the trans clear 1×2 plates.


Reconnect surrounding pieces we removed earlier and then reconnect this section back to the set.




10.) Turn the base around to the back and then remove the following sections and tiles as we will be laying the cables underneath these.








11.) Lay the blue bit light cable in between studs before reconnecting a tile and gate over the top.




Lay the five cables in the middle in between studs before reconnecting tiles over the top. Ensure that you leave enough room for the cables at the base of each lamp post before reconnecting tiles over them.



Repeat this process for the lamp posts on the sides then reconnect remaining tiles.



12.) Take the two cables in the middle and bend them up in a 90 degree angle before reconnecting the two middle sections as per below ensuring the 2 cables are visible.



13.) Take the 8-port Expansion Board and connect all seven cables to the ports.



Test all lights are working OK by taking the AA battery pack, inserting 3x AA batteries to it, and then connecting the battery pack cable to the remaining port of the expansion board. Turn the battery pack on and check all lights are working OK.



14.) Remove the battery pack and then connect the 15cm Connecting Cable to the remaining port of the expansion board.


15.) We will now reconnect all the sections which make up the building. Start by reconnecting the 2 middle pillar sections as well as the section behind ensuring you place the expansion board in between.







Turn the expansion board around so that it is sitting vertically straight in the centre.


16.) Reconnect the remaining front and side sections of the building




17.) Reconnect the back sections of the building ensuring you leave the other end of the 15cm connecting cable from the expansion board accessible.




18.) Take a White Strip Light and peel off the adhesive backing and stick it onto the base of a provided LEGO 1×6 Plate.




Connect the 15cm connecting cable from the left side of the building into one of the ports on the Strip Light.


Take the left roof section and then mount the Strip Light underneath in the following position.



19.) Take the 5cm Connecting Cable and connect it to the other end of the Strip Light.


Disconnect the centre roof section and then pull the 5cm connecting cable over to the right side



20.) Take another White Strip Light and stick it to another provided LEGO 1×6 Plate. Connect the 5cm connecting cable we pulled across to the left port on the strip light.



21.) Take the right roof section and then mount the strip light underneath in the following position as pictured below. Take the AA Battery Pack and connect the battery pack cable into the right side of the strip light.



Reconnect the right roof section ensuring the battery pack cable is hidden behind and laid in between studs.


Reconnect the middle roof section.


This completes installation of the Buckingham Palace Light Kit. Turn on your light kit and ENJOY!




Light My Bricks: Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Please read and follow the instructions carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.

If you run into any issues, please refer to the 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

 


Package contents:

  • 16x White 15cm Bit Lights
  • 1x LED Strip Light
  • 1x 50cm Connecting Cable
  • 2x 30cm Connecting Cables
  • 6x Adhesive Squares
  • 1x 6-port Expansion Board
  • 1x 8-port Expansion Board
  • 1x 12-port Expansion Board
  • 1x AA Battery Pack (Requires 3x AA Batteries)

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 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 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.

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

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!


Instructions for installing this kit

Let’s start at the back of the vehicle. Grab the 12 Port Expansion Board and move the car around so you have easy access to the boot.

There are a few options for mounting the 12 Port Expansion Board. I am going to mount mine on top of the 1 x 4 tile. If you have applied a sticker to this piece, you may want to mount the expansion board in one of the other positions shown in the photos above.

Grab some Adhesive Squares and peel the top off one of them.

Remove it from the base and stick it on the car where you want to mount your 12 Port Expansion Board.

Grab another Adhesive Square and peel it like the previous one. Also stick it where you want the 12 Port Expansion Board to be.
Mount the 12 Port Expansion Board on top the Adhesive Squares.

When working on the rear lights, I found it useful to prop the car up on a couple of small boxes which made it easier for me to access the pieces I needed.
I will go through the steps for installing LEDs on the right hand side of the car. When finished, repeat the same steps for the left hand side of the car.

Look for the Trans-Red Bionicle 1 x 3 Tooth with Axle Hole piece. Gently pry apart the orange technic pieces above and below it.

Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed it down through the boot and out near the Trans-Red Bionicle 1 x 3 Tooth with Axle Hole piece.

Jiggle and manoeuvre the LED until it is face down and inside the Trans-Red Bionicle 1 x 3 Tooth with Axle Hole piece.

Pinch the technic pieces that you previously separated back together.

Remove the orange technic fairing piece that sits above the brake light. Do this by pulling it backwards towards you.

Grab the plug end if the White 15cm Bit Light and feed it through a side hole in the black technic liftarm piece.

Plug the White 15cm Bit Light into an available port on the 12 Port Expansion Board. I have chosen the furthest port on the left to minimise the amount of slack in the wire.

There are two sets of transparent pieces on each side of the car that represent brake lights. Remove the set furthest from the centre of the car (in this instance, the set on the right).

There are now two blue technic 1/2 pins visible. Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed the white plug end through the blue technic 1/2 pin furthest from the centre of the car.

The wire will likely run through and out the bottom of the car which is fine.

Grab the top of the LED on the White 15cm Bit Light and carefully bend it so that it faces upwards. You want it to sit flat on top of the blue technic 1/2 pin.

The blue technic 1/2 pins sit inside a black L-Shaped technic lift arm. There is a black technic pin in the corner of the black L-Shaped technic lift arm. Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and rest it on top of the black technic pin with the yellow LED element facing upwards.
Hold this White 15cm Bit Light in place and…..

Replace the transparent pieces that represent brake lights. Each White 15cm Bit Light LED will sit comfortably inside the cavity of the Lego plate being fixed on top of it. No extra resistance should be encountered when refitting the brake light pieces.

Remove the other set of transparent pieces the represent brake lights.

Again, two blue technic 1/2 pins will now be exposed. Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed the white plug end through the blue technic 1/2 pin closest to the centre of the car.
Let the cable run down underneath the car.

Grab the top of the LED on the White 15cm Bit Light and carefully bend it so that it faces upwards. You want it to sit flat on top of the blue technic 1/2 pin.

Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed the white plug end through the available gap between the orange technic liftarm (that holds the blue 1/2 technic pins) and the black technic liftarm that runs back towards the engine.

Rest the LED end of the White 15cm Bit Light on top of the black technic pin in the orange technic liftarm piece. Make sure the yellow LED element facing upwards.
Hold this White 15cm Bit Light in place and…..

Replace the transparent brake light pieces. Each White 15cm Bit Light LED will sit comfortably inside the cavity of the Lego plate being fixed on top of it. No extra resistance should be encountered when refitting the brake light pieces.

You will have four White 15cm Bit Lights that need to be plugged into the 12 Port Expansion Board. Two are likely to be easily accessible and the other two have run down under the car.
Gather the wires one at a time and feed them through the black technic liftarm piece. Wrap them around the black technic liftarm piece as appropriate to consume any slack in the wires.

Plug the wires into available ports on the 12 Port Expansion Board.

Repeat the process for all remaining wires. When you have finished this side, there should be five wires plugged into the 12 Port Expansion Board.

Repeat the above process for the lights on the left hand side of the car.

When both sides are wired up, your boot will look something like the pictures above.

Replace the orange technic fairing pieces on both sides .

Close up the boot, take the car off blocks and turn it around so we can start on the front.

Open up the bonnet and grab the 8 Port Expansion Board and a couple of Adhesive Squares.

Turn the 8 Port Expansion Board face down, peel the two Adhesive Squares and stick them on to the 8 Port Expansion Board.
Remove the top bits of paper to expose the other sticky side of the Adhesive Squares.

Mount the 8 Port Expansion Board on top of the rectangle technic piece as shown in the picture above.

I will go through the steps for installing LEDs on the right hand side of the car. When finished, repeat the same steps for the left hand side of the car.

Pinch the orange technic fairing piece as seen on the picture above and remove it by pulling it towards you. Other pieces attached to this piece, including transparent plates and tiles, will come out with the technic fairing piece.

Detach the orange technic fairing piece from the other pieces.

Hold on to the transparent plates and tiles and remove them from the black plate they are attached to.
The transparent slope piece and plate it is attached to will probably stay in place, which is ok.

Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed it through the black technic pin with stop bush.

Gently bend the end of the White 15cm Bit Light so that it will sit flat inside the black technic pin with stop bush.

Reattach the transparent plates and tile.

Reattach the orange technic fairing piece.

Run the plug end of the cable into the car first as you prepare to replace the orange technic fairing piece and attached pieces.

Reattach the orange technic fairing piece and attached pieces.

Grab the plug end of the White 15cm Bit Light and feed it through available holes in the side of the black technic lift arms as seen in the picture above.

Now run the plug end of the White 15cm Bit Light up and through the double size holes on the black technic liftarms near the 8 Port Expansion Board.

Plug the White 15cm Bit Light into and available port on the 8 Port Expansion Board.

Remove the transparent headlight piece. The other transparent pieces under it should come off as well, but if they don’t, remove them also.

There are two blue technic 1/2 pins now visible.
Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed the plug end through the top blue technic 1/2 pin piece.

Carefully bend the end of the LED element so that it will sit flat on top of the blue technic 1/2 pin when it is pulled through.

Grab another White 15cm Bit Light and feed it through the bottom blue technic 1/2 pin.
Carefully bend the end of the LED element so that it will sit flat on top of the blue technic 1/2 pin when it is pulled through.

Reattach the transparent headlight piece, including the pieces under it.
Each White 15cm Bit Light LED will sit comfortably inside the cavity of the Lego plate being fixed on top of it. No extra resistance should be encountered when refitting these pieces.

Run the plug ends of the White 15cm Bit Lights we just installed up and through the double size holes on the black technic liftarms near the 8 Port Expansion Board.

Wrap them around the black technic liftarms and feed them through the double size holes again (to consume the slack in the wires).
Plug them into available ports on the 8 Port Expansion Board.

Repeat the above process for the lights on the left hand side of the car.

When both sides are wired up, your boot will look something like the pictures above.

Remove the stylish Porsche suitcase.

Grab the 30cm Extension Cable and plug it in to an available port on the 8 Port Expansion Board.

Feed the other end of the 30cm Extention Cable through the centre hole in the bottom of the same rectangle technic piece that the 8 Port Expansion Board is attached to.
Look for the cable coming through to the bottom of the car. Gently pull it through.

Lie the car on its side so you can access the bottom of it.

Feed the 30cm Extension Cable through available centre holes in the rectangle technic piece near where the cable has come down.

Pull the 30cm Extension Cable through and feed it through the available centre holes in the rectangle technic piece that is roughly in the centre of the car.

Grab the 6 Port Expansion Board and a couple of Adhesive Squares.
Turn the 6 Port Expansion Board face down.

Peel the Adhesive Squares off the base and stick them to the back of the 6 Port Expansion Board.
Remove the top bits of paper to expose the other sticky side of the Adhesive Squares.

Stick the 6 Port Expansion Board on to the side of the 1 x 3 black technic liftarm, which is inside the rectangle technic piece that is roughly in the centre of the car.

Grab the 30cm Extension Cable and plug it into the best port on the 6 Port Expansion Board that leaves the least amount of slack in the cable.

Sit the car upright again and move it around so you can access the boot.

Open the boot, grab the 50cm Extension Cable and plug it into an available port on the 12 Port Expansion Board.

Feed the other end of the 50cm Extension Cable underneath the black technic pieces that are joined with the red technic axle.

Pull the cable through and then feed it down through the hole in the side of the technic rectangle piece.

Keep feeding the cable through and as it comes out the bottom of the car, pull it through until you can feel a tiny bit of resistance from pulling.

Close the boot and lie the car down so you can access underneath the car.

Grab the end of the 50cm Connecting Cable and feed it through the holes in the side of the technic panel plate. Run the cable from the outside of the technic panel plate towards the centre of the car.

Now run the 50cm Connecting Cable towards the front of the car.
Feed the cable through the side holes of the black technic panel plate.

Continue to feed the 50cm Connecting Cable through the 1 x 3 black technic liftarm and into the technic rectangle piece.

Pull the wire through and it should reach somewhere near the 6 Port Expansion Board.

Feed the 50cm Connecting Cable through the centre hole in the side of the technic rectangle piece that has the 6 Port Expansion Board in it.

Depending how much excess cable you have, wrap the 50cm Connecting Cable around the technic rectangle piece and feed it through the centre hole again.

Plug the 50cm Connecting Cable into the 6 Port Expansion Board.

Grab the other 30cm Connecting Cable and connect it to an available port on the 6 Port Expansion Board.

Feed the 30cm Connecting Cable up through the available hole in the side of the technic rectangle piece. The cable runs vertically up and away from the 6 Port Expansion Board.

The 30cm Connecting Cable will feed through the black technic liftarm and the black technic panel plate above the technic rectangle piece.
The black technic panel plate is the footwell when looking inside the vehicle.

Set the car on its wheels again and open the door.
Look for the other end of the 30cm Connecting Cable and pull it through.

Run the 30cm Connecting Cable back towards the centre of the car making sure it goes underneath the steering CV joint pieces (these are the light grey pieces near the floor that turn when you turn the steering wheel).

Run the 30cm Connecting Cable in between the drivers seat and centre console. Pull it out the back “window” above where the two orange technic liftarms cross over.

Feed the 30cm Connecting Cable through an available hole in the orange technic liftarm that runs underneath the roof line.

Pull the 30cm Connecting Cable out through the back “window” again and loop it back through the same orange technic liftarm.

Grab the Strip Light.

Connect the Strip Light to the 30cm Connecting Cable.
(In hind sight, it would be easier to pull the cable out the back “window” again and connect the strip light to it while it is outside the car.)

We are going to stick the strip light to the very centre of the roof which is seen by the gap in the orange technic panel plate.

Peel the adhesive backing off the Strip Light.
Pass the strip light through to the cabin and stick it to the roof.

Grab the AA Battery Pack and give yourself access to the back of the vehicle.

Rest the AA Battery Pack on the back of the car between the rear “window” and the boot.
Open the boot.

Feed the AA Battery Pack wire underneath the boot and plug it in to the last available port on the 12 Port Expansion Board.

Now all you need to do is put the batteries in, turn the AA Battery Pack on and enjoy the lights!!

Light My Bricks: Batman Tumbler LED Lighting Kit

 

Here is the instructions document for the Lego Batman Tumbler LED lighting kit. Please read and follow the steps carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.

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

 

 


Package contents:

  • 8 x White Bit Lights (15cm)
  • 1 x 12 Port Expansion board
  • 1 x Round Battery Pack (requires two CR2032 batteries)

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

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!


Instructions for installing this kit

This model has 4 lights low on the front of the vehicle and another 4 above the windscreen. As we install the lights, we are going to run the wires into the cockpit. This is where we will connect them up to the expansion board as seen in the picture below. (Depending on what version of the kit you have, you may have a lot of excess wire as seen in this picture if 30cm bit lights are used).

We will start with the front lower lights. We need to deconstruct the model a bit so we can access the modified bricks with headlight.

Starting on the left hand side, remove the loose fitting piece that partially covers the windshield. Do this by lifting it straight up as seen in the picture above.

Remove the long wedge plate that has a smaller wedge plate attached to it. If you lift from the outside (thick end of the wedge) then the whole bit will easily come away.

Remove the 1 x 8 tile piece that is now accessible.

Remove the 2 x 8 plate that is next to the headlight pieces. This plate has a 1 x 2 tile on it that can stay where it is attached to the plate.
The outermost stud on this plate has a dark bluish grey bracket attached to it. It will detach from the other piece that it is joined to, but do this carefully so that everything remains roughly in place.
Press the bracket back into position so that everything is where is was before the 2 x 8 plate was removed.

Remove both headlight bricks.

There are a couple of slope bricks next to where the headlight bricks were. Remove both of them.

Now remove the 1 x 10 dark bluish grey brick (that has a black 1 x 2 plate attached to it). If you give it a wiggle, it will come loose. Feel free to use a brick separator if you have one handy.

Repeat these steps for the right hand side of the model.

Remove the 2 x 4 tile from the centre piece.

Remove the 1 x 2 brick from the left hand side of the centre piece. It is behind where the 2 x 4 tile you previously removed was.

There is 1 x 6 plate that had the 1 x 2 brick you just removed attached to it. Lift the plate from the left hand side to detach it and then push it out the right hand side of the model.

Remove the top two gold bars.

Behind where the gold bar was attached is a technic brick. There is half a hole in this brick that is accessible right at the centre piece of the model.

Grab two Bit Lights and feed them one at a time through this half hole in the technic brick.

Push the wires through leaving a few cm of wire outside the vehicle.

Run the Bit Light wires around the back of the upright pole that the gold bars connect to. Reconnect the gold bars.

Grab the 1 x 8 plate that still has a couple of other pieces attached to it. This is the one we removed from the centre. Feed it back through from the right hand side and lock it in to position.

Get the 1 x 2 brick and put that back into position on the left had side of the centre.

Grab the 2 x 4 tile and lock that back into position.

Grab the bit lights and feed the wires up behind the centre 1 x 8 plate. The gap is narrow so pry the 1 x 8 plate up a fraction on each side as needed to get the wires back there. Make sure the wires are side by side and not twisted around each other.

The Bit Light goes in through the back of the Headlight Brick. We want to make sure that the yellow LED element is facing the front for the best lighting effect.

Put a headlight brick back in place to help gauge the length of wire required to fit the bit light. Gently pull the bit light wires through from the cockpit, remembering to move that 1 x 8 plate as required to let the wires move relatively freely. We want the LED to be approximately at the centre of the headlight brick with very little excess wire.

Put the headlight bricks back in place, and work the LED end of the Bit Light in to the back, remember that the yellow LED element faces the front. I like to remove the trans clear round tiles so that I can more easily see what is going on inside the brick.

This part can be frustrating. Take your time. Getting this part right is important. Use a pen lid or another plastic implement to help you manoeuvre the lights into position.

Once you think you have your Bit Lights in the headlight brick and facing the right way, grab the 1 x 10 dark bluish grey brick (that should still have a 1 x 2 plate attached to it).
Put it back into position. This brick sits behind the headlight bricks and will hold everything in place.

Now is a good time to test the lights. Reach in through the cockpit and connect the Bit Lights to the 12 Port Expansion board.

Connect the battery pack to the 12 Port Expansion board as well and turn it on.

As you can see, the Bit Light on the right hand side is not as bright as the other three. Looks like I messed up!

It turns out that particular light was facing the back. So I removed the headlight brick, turned the Bit Light around and now all the lights are bright!

We can continue reassembling the front of the vehicle.

Put the two slope bricks back in place right next to the headlight pieces.

Put the 2 x 8 plate back in place remembering that one of the outer studs needs to fit under the dark bluish grey bracket piece.

Replace the 1 x 8 plate.

Replace the long wedge plate that has a smaller wedge plate attached to it.

Replace the loose fitting piece that partially covers the windshield.

Now we can work on the lights above the windshield.

Lift and remove the set of pieces that run along the top of the windshield and down over the top of the cockpit. These pieces contain the headlight bricks that we are going to light up.

There is a 1 x 4 panel piece on each side that covers the back of the headlight bricks. Remove the panel pieces.

Now that the back of the headlight bricks are visible, we can fit the bit lights. As we did before, we want the LED sitting inside the headlight brick with the yellow element facing the front.
Run the bit light wire back towards the centre.

Once you have two bit lights resting in position, grab the 1 x 4 panel and reattach it so that it holds the bit lights in position.

Repeat fitting bit lights to both sides. Try and keep the wires down so that they come out where the side of the panel is, rather than the top.
Fitting these lights is easier than fitting the first set of lights. All the same, go ahead and test them to make sure you are satisfied that they are all facing forward.

Replace the set of pieces that we have just been working with.

Connect the four bit lights that we have just fitted to the 12 port expansion board.

Connect the battery pack to the 12 port expansion board.

Push the 12 port expansion board down beside the seat.
Rest the battery pack on the seat and turn it on.

Replace the two top pieces and you’re done! Enjoy.