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Lifelites – tiny lights for LEGO models via Boing Boing Gadgets. Here’s what the founder has to say about them…

Hi, I’m Rob and I’m addicted to LEGO® products, little blinking lights, and caffeine. It all started back around, oh, when I was 3, but let’s fast forward a bit shall we?

In 2002 I was making headlines in the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) world when I started putting LEDs inside little LEGO people called minifigs. I began simple and started honing my skills to become more advanced and more skilled in putting smaller lights in more places. As my skills advanced I added more components and more modifications to these LEGO minifigs and eventually opened Brickmodder Labs.

Never satisfied with my own work, I pushed forward until one day I learned about microchips and what they could do in very small sizes (thank you John Barnes). This led me on a four year quest to invent the perfect modular lighting system that could be used for lighting small scale models, model railroads, and of course, LEGO models. Sometime around year three, I stumbled upon Stuart Guarnieri, who programs microchips and also loves that little plastic brick and the rest is history.

We opened up a secondary website (LifeLites Products) and debuted our first generation eLite way back in July 2007. In March 2008 we debuted our second generation eLite kits that are compatible with the new line of Power Functions products.