Light My Bricks: UCS Tie Fighter
Please read and follow the instructions carefully to ensure this lighting kit is installed properly.
- 5x White 15cm Bit Lights
- 1x 5cm Connecting Cable
- 1x 6-port Expansion Board
- 1x Multi-Effects Board
- 1x Flat Battery Pack (Requires 2x CR2032 Batteries)
Extra Lego Pieces
- 1x Trans-Blue 1 x 1 Round Plate
- 2x Trans-Bright Green Lightsaber Bar
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.
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
We need to start by taking the wings off.
Remove pieces in reverse order to the way they were installed.
Pull the dark grey modified plate with door rail towards the centre of the ship.
Pry off the 2 x 2 light grey tile. Using a brick separator can be helpful.
Remove the 2 x 2 light grey plate.
Pry back the pieces that were right next to the 2 x 2 light grey plate. They have hinged ends and will swing away, towards the wing.
At this point I like to replace the light grey 2 x 2 plate so I don’t lose it :-)
Once you have rpeated the above steps for the front and back of each wing, you can carefully lift them off.
Remember that they are quite heavy and the ship will be easilly unbalanced of you just take one off without counter balancing the other one.
Pull the main part of the ship off the stand and turn the back towards you.
Look for the dark grey octagon shaped piece.
Pry it away from and detach it from the body of the ship.
Grab a White 15cm Bit Light. Locate the trans-red 1 x 1 round Lego plates on the back.
Remove the trans-red 1 x 1 round Lego plates.
Rest the White 15cm Bit Light on top of the stud that the Lego plate came off. Make sure the yellow LED element is facing you.
Carefully replace the trans-red 1 x 1 Lego plate over the top of the White 15cm Bit Light.
Repeat these steps and fit another White 15cm Bit Light to the opposite side.
Turn the octagonal Lego piece over and remove one of the inverted slope pieces.
Run the White 15cm Bit Light cable towards the middle and then angled down as seen in the picture above.
Replace the inverted slope piece.
Remove the inverted slope piece that is diagonally opposite the first one you removed.
Run the White 15cm Bit Light cable in the same way as before and replace the inverted slope piece.
Grab the 6 Port Expansion Board and connect the wires from the two White 15cm Bit Lights to it.
As you prepare to reattach the octagonal piece, place the 6 Port Expansion Board over the back of the pilot’s chair and well inside the cockpit.
Reattach the octagonal piece.
Turn the ship around and open the hatch.
Remove the 1 x 4 light grey plates on either side of where the hatch closes.
Look for the octagonal piece on the front of the ship and remove it.
Apply some upward pressure to the arch piece above the cockpit. The arch piece as well as pieces attached above it will come away.
Pull the steering controls out of the ship.
Remove the trans-red tile from the steering controls.
Grab the trans-blue 1 x 1 round plate and a White 15cm Bit Light.
Rest the White 15cm Bit Light on top of the stud with the yellow LED element facing up.
Carefully fit the trans-blue 1 x 1 round plate over the White 15cm Bit Light.
Pull the 6 Port Expansion Board out of the cockpit.
Connect the White 15cm Bit Light on the steering controls to the 6 Port Expansion Board.
Reattach the steering controls and put the 6 Port Expansion Board back in the cockpit.
Grab the Multi-Effect Boards and the Flat Battery Pack.
Put batteries in the Flat Battery Pack and connect to the Multi-Effect Board as seen in the picture above.
Connect two of the White 15cm Bit Lights to the available two ports on the Multi-Effect Board.
Make sure the Multi-Effect Board switch is in the centre position.
Turn the Flat Battery Pack on and the lights will start flickering.
Adjust the dial on the Multi-Effect Board until you find a laser gun effect that you are happy with. This can be adjusted again later on.
Disconnect the Flat Battery Pack and the White 15cm Bit Lights from the Multi-Effect Board.
Remove the trans-red light cover pieces.
The light grey technic 1/2 pins may come out as well. If they do, put them back in place.
Use a brick separator or your finger nail to pry open a gap above the set of two inverted slope pieces.
Continue to expand the gap until the inverted slope pieces can be removed.
Wiggle the 1 x 2 plate with pin hole piece until it comes out. It has the technic 1/2 pin inside it.
Turn the 1 x 2 plate with pin hole piece around so you can access the back of it.
Grab a White 15cm Bit Light and feed the LED element inside the technic pin.
Stop feeding the White 15cm Bit Light in once the LED is just inside the technic 1/2 pin.
Replace the 1 x 2 plate with pin hole piece. The wires for the White 15cm Bit Light will be coming out the back.
Remove the light grey slope piece shown in the picture above.
Pull the White 15cm Bit Light wire vertically up.
Reattach the light grey slope piece trapping the White 15cm Bit Light wire on the far side of the slope.
Put the two inverted slope pieces back in place.
Install a bit light on the other side of the ship in the same fashion as we did this one.
Once lights are installed on both sides, check that the plates on the bottom of the ship are still neatly joined together and close pieces together where necessary.
Grab the Multi-Effect Board and the 5cm Connecting Cable.
Plug one end of the 5cm Connecting Cable into the Multi-Effect Board and the other end into an available port on the 6 Port Expansion Board.
Connect the two White 15cm Bit Lights installed in the front of the ship to the Multi-Effect Board.
Slide the Multi-Effect Board into the left hand side of the ship (as it is facing now).
There is a cavity in the wall that the effect board can sit in or in front of.
Grab the Flat Battery Pack and connect it to the 6 Port Expansion Board.
Place the 6 Port Expansion Board into the cavity on the right hand side of the cockpit and slide the Battery Pack down next to it (with the switch facing up towards the hatch).
Reattach the arch piece to the front, top of the cockpit.
Reattach the 1 x 4 tiles to either side of where the hatch closes.
Reattach the octagonal piece to the front of the ship.
Grab the Trans-Bright Green Lightsaber Bars and fit them into the technic 1/2 pins at the front of the ship.
Only push them in far enough to secure them. Remember, there is a bit light behind them.
Put the ship back on the stand and get ready to reattach the wings.
Feel free to attach the wings with the ship off the stand if you want to.
Once the hinged pieces are clipped back on, reattach the 2 x 2 tile and the pieces that have the 1 x 2 dark grey modified plate with door rail.
Now you can pop the hatch open, turn the power on and enjoy the lights!