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Stackable Tetris Light creates a pixelated desk sculpture

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July 30, 2012

The Tetris Light, inspired by the classic game, illuminates colored blocks as they are sta...

The Tetris Light, inspired by the classic game, illuminates colored blocks as they are stacked on top of each other

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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.

As each block stacks on top of the plugged in long block and makes contact on the edges, t...

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.

Source: Firebox, Amazon via Paladone

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Jonathan Fincher Jonathan grew up in Norway, China, and Trinidad before graduating film school and becoming an online writer covering green technology, history and design, as well as contributing to video game news sites like Filefront and 1Up. He currently resides in Texas, where his passions include video games, comics, and boring people who don't want to talk about either of those things.   All articles by Jonathan Fincher
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