We have mentioned a few Kickstarter campaigns in the past that aim to make it easier to illuminate your LEGO models but few have been successful. However, the latest one, Light Stax, looks like it will succeed where others have failed, thanks in part to its simplicity.
Essentially, the proposal is to produce LEGO compatible bricks with LEDs inside that conduct electricity to each other via small metal connectors on each stud. They can be powered via a USB brick or rechargeable LiPo battery block. You can make entire models from them with every brick illuminated or use cables to connect several together in different parts of a larger model.
Here's the USB connector that can be used to power the bricks. The rechargeable LiPo battery block is a 4x4 brick which is charged via a micro USB port.
As well as transparent bricks shown above, solid colours will be available too.
Here, every brick is a LightStax brick.
As well as 2x4s, 2x2s will be available too, allowing all manner of cool creations to be fully illuminated.
This picture shows everything that the campaign proposes to produce, which includes a street light, which is sure to be a very useful and popular item:
The company has produced Duplo-sized bricks using the same technology which won a number of industry awards.
If they take your fancy you can pledge now at Kickstarter, from just €15 for 18 bricks, a cable and battery block and if you can read Dutch you will find a review of pre-production samples, and photos of them integrated into LEGO models, at the LowLug website.
Personally I think they look pretty cool and I have already pledged. Currently the campaign has €12,800 of a required €20,000 so with your support it should achieve its target.