Light My Bricks : Simpsons House LED Lighting Kit
Here is the instructions document for the Lego Simpsons House LED lighting kit. Please read and follow the steps carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.
House Package contents:
- 12x LED White Strip Lights
- 12x LEGO Plates 1x6 (for mounting strip lights)
- 2x White 30cm Bit Lights
- 4x White 15cm Bit Lights
- 2x 6-Port Expansion boards
- 1x 30cm Connecting Cable
- 6x 15cm Connecting Cables
- 5x 5cm Connecting cables
- 1x AA Battery Pack (3x AA batteries not included)
- 1x Flat Battery Pack (2x CR2032 batteries included)
- 3x Adhesive squares
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 lights to the Simpsons Car
1.) Turn the car over and remove the two black 1x8 plates
2.) Remove the rego plate which will then allow us to remove the two head light sections.
Disassemble the sections as per below:
3.) Take a White 15cm Bit Light and then thread the LED up through the bottom of the pink brick ensuring the LED component is facing toward the front.
Connect the base section back securing the cable in place.
Repeat this step to install another White 15cm Bit Light to the second headlight section.
4.) Reconnect both headlights to the front of the car ensuring cables are face toward the middle of the car, then reconnect the two black 1x8 plates as well as the rego plate we removed earlier.
5.) Remove the roof and back window, as well as the brown brick (and 2x grey 1x1 bricks underneath) in the back of the car.
Note: We will be discarding the brown and grey pieces in order to fit the battery pack in the back of the car
Turn the car over again and remove the two back 1x8 plates.
6.) Thread the two cables from the headlights up the spacing in between the wheels and then pull the cables up from the other side of the car.
7.) Remove the two tail light sections as well as the rego plate from the back.
Remove the trans red plate and then take a White 15cm Bit Light and then place it in the centre of the studs as per below.
Reconnect the trans red plate to secure the Bit Light in place and then repeat this process to install another White 15 cm Bit Light to the other tail light.
8.) Reconnect both tail light sections to the back of the car ensuring cables are facing toward the centre.
Lay the cables in between the grey studs below before reconnecting the rego plate over the top.
Turn the car over and then thread the two cables from the tail lights up the spacing in between the wheels. Pull the cables up from the other side.
9.) Take a 6-Port Expansion Board and then connect the two cables from the tail lights into the middle ports.
Wind the cables around the expansion board to eliminate excess cabling then connect the two cables from the headlights to the next ports.
10) Reconnect the two black 1x8 plate at the bottom of the car.
11.) Take the Flat Battery Pack and then insert 2x CR2032 batteries to it. Place the Expansion board over to the back seat so that you can then place the battery pack flat on top. Ensure the on/off switch is facing the back of the car.
12.) Take the Boot cover section and then connect it to the back window before reconnecting to the back of the car. We are connecting it this way as we have removed the brown piece underneath in order to fit the battery pack in.
Reconnect sections of the roof
This now completes installation of the Simpsons Car Light Kit. Turn on via the battery pack, close the boot and move on to installing the Light Kit for the Simpsons House.
Instructions for installing lights to the Simpsons House
1.) We will start by installing lights to the garage. First seperate the garage from the house and then install one LED strip light (striplight#1) by sticking/connecting it to the left side of the roof as pictured below. Take a 15cm connecting cable and connect it to the right port of the LED strip light.
2.) Insert 3x AA batteries into the battery pack and then place in the back of the garage. Plug the battery pack cable into the left port of the strip light and turn the battery pack on to test. You can use a few Lego bricks to secure the battery pack and to prevent it from moving around - I have used a few 1x4 and 2x2 bricks in this example.
Ensure the 15cm cable is pulled through to the outside underneath the roof. Place the right side of the roof back on.
3.) Remove the upstairs section of the house which sits on top of the living room and then install another LED strip light (striplight#2) to the follow position. Then take a 15cm cable and connect it to the left port as shown below:
Connect the 15cm cable from the garage into the right port of the strip light we just installed.
4.) Thread the other end of the 15cm cable from striplight#2 down the spacing in between the wall and kitchen then pull it through from the other side.
5.) Use the Lego removal tool to seperate the top floor from the bottom floor. You will need to slide the Lego tool all the way across to the left side of the house. We need to create enough space to thread cables in between the walls.
6.) Take another strip light (striplight#3) and connect another 15cm cable to the left port. Then connect the 15cm cable from striplight#2 into the right port of striplight#3
Connect the strip light to the ceiling of the kitchen in the follow position
7.) Remove the brown 1x12 Lego brick to then allow us to thread the other end of the 15cm cable from striplight#3 across to the next room.
Reconnect the brown Lego brick.
8.) Take another strip light (striplight#4) and connect another 15cm cable to the left port. Then connect the other end of the 15cm cable from striplight#3 to the right port.
Connect the strip light to the ceiling of the kitchen in the following position
9.) Remove the large Lego brick in the middle of the living room to allow us to then thread the 15cm cable from striplight#4 over to the wall into this room.
10.) Take another strip light (striplight#5) and connect a 5cm connecting cable to the left port. Connect the other end of this cable into any port on the 6-port expansion board.
Connect the other end of the 15cm cable from striplight#4 into the right port of striplight#5.
11.) Connect striplight#5 to the ceiling of the living room in the following position.
12.) We will now install an LED light to the lamp in Lisa’s room. Start by removing the blue shelf, followed by the lamp.
Disconnect the transparent yellow and pink pieces, then take a Bit Light and thread it through the smaller hole (plug side first). Thread it all the way through until the LED component is at the top.
Secure the Bit Light in place by reconnecting the transparent yellow and pink pieces we removed earlier over the top.
13.) Reconnect the lamp back to the bedside table and then reconnect the blue shelf ensuring the cable from the lamp is behind the shelf and pulled downward.
14.) We will now install another bit light to the front of the house. Use the lego removal tool to disconnect the upper level at the base as per below. You can slide the lego tool all the way across to help seperate the 2 levels.
15.) Turn the house over to the front and remove the top of the door frame (brown piece). Take another Bit Light and stick it underneath the door frame in the centre using the self adhesive square. Ensure the cable is facing behind.
16.) Remove the 1x6 lego brick as per below and then reconnect the top of the door frame ensuring the Bit Light cable is laid behind in between studs of the 1x6 brick. Reconnect this brick over the top of the cable.
17.) Pull the bit light cable behind the ceiling and then take this along with the bit light from Lisa’s room and then connect them both into spare ports on the expansion board.
18.) Take a 30cm connecting cable and connect this into a spare port of the expansion board.
19) Stick the expansion board to the left corner of the ceiling using one of the provided adhesive squares.
20.) Pull the cable from the bit light from Lisa’s room through to the living room ensuring the cable is laid in between the Lego studs as per below. Pull the 30cm cable from the expansion board toward the front of the house ensuring it is laid in between the same Lego studs.
Hide the rest of the cables behind the piano.
21.) Replace the long Lego brick we removed earlier and then reconnect the entire top floor by pushing down gently at the bases of the top floor.
22.) Remove the roof off the top floor section as well as the blue shelf from Lisa’s room and then pull the 30cm cable up and toward the back of corner of room. Secure/hide this cable along with the bit light cable behind the blue shelf.
23.) Lay the 30 cm cable underneath the Lego tile.
24.) Now take the roof of this main section and then stick/connect 3 striplights (striplight#6, #7, & #8) to the following positions. Take two 5cm cables and connect them between striplight#6 and #7, and #7 and #8.
25.) Connect a 15cm cable to the right port of striplight#8
26.) Take the 30cm cable from the back of Lisa’s room and then pull it to the front and the secure it underneath the Lego tile in the top left corner.
27.) Take the roof section with 3 strip lights installed and connect the 30cm cable to the left port of striplight#6
Before reconnecting the roof, secure the 15cm cable from striplight#8 by laying this underneath the Lego tile as shown below. Ensure you leave about 5–6 cm of cable free between this tile and the strip light. To make it easier to do this, you can remove the top of the chimney.
28.) Take the roof above Maggie’s crib off and then take another strip light (striplight#9) and connect/stick it to the following position. Then take another 15cm cable and connect it to the right port.
Connect the other end of the cable from striplight#8 and connect this to the left port of striplight#9. Then reconnect the roof back.
29.) Take the roof off the next section and the connect/stick another 3 strip lights (striplight#10 #11 & #12) to the following positions. Take a 5cm cable and connect it in between striplight#10 and #11 and connect another 5cm cable in between striplight#11 and #12
30.) Connect the 15cm cable from striplight#9 and connect this into striplight#10. Secure the cable in place by laying this underneath the brown Lego plate as shown below
Reconnect the roof.
This completes installation of the Simpsons House LED lighting kit. Turn on and enjoy!