Laser Pegs are the “World’s First Light Up Construction Toy”
Think of them as the love child of Legos and Lite Brite…for now. The concept is a good idea: A buildable construction set that lights up. If only these kits were as good as they sound. When I opened up our Laser Pegs 4-in-1 power kit, I was immediately a tad disappointed. The pieces looked almost scratched up and dull, sort of used. The pieces consist of various shapes, most resembling tubes and pipes. Though Laser Pegs claims you can construct or creatively build “anything you want” with these pieces, the parts aren’t very creative or diverse. Some of the pegs are difficult to connect to one another and you have to rearrange other parts in order to fit the awkward sized pegs into other pegs. It seems like a child could get frustrated easily by this. I would say stick to older kids (8+) for these if they must have them.
After building some unknown objects with Laser Pegs, I can honestly say that I would not recommend them. Stick to legos. They may not light up, but trust me, they’re far more interesting and interactive than these bulky, awkward plumbing-like pieces. Did I mention that Laser Pegs range from $25-$100! There’s no way I would pay that much for these. If they expect people to shell out $100 on a construction kit, they’ve really got some redesigning to do. We give Laser Pegs a big ol’ “F” for flop! Good idea but poorly executed!