Stackable Tetris Light creates a pixelated desk sculpture
July 30, 2012
It's safe to say that almost anyone who has played a video game has felt the pull of Tetris at some point. There's just something about the simple, yet addictive puzzle game that draws people in for hours and has even prompted MIT students to recreate it with a whole building. Now, inspired by the classic game, the Tetris Light lets you create your own pixelated lamp out of colored blocks that light up when stacked on top of each other.
The Tetris Light comes with seven pieces, each a different color and shape. The longest block (a.k.a. the most important block in the game) plugs into an electrical outlet to provide power to the other blocks. As each block stacks on top of it and makes contact on the edges, they light up one at a time. This way, you can arrange them any way you want to create a custom Tetris lamp. You could even combine multiple sets to build a larger, more elaborate light sculpture. And no, it won't collapse when you form a complete line.
The Tetris Light retails for £29.99 (approx. US$47) at Firebox, but is sold out right now there and on Amazon. However, there should be more in stock in the next few weeks.