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#1 Art Ritchie

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:45 PM

Hey all!

My wonderful wife surprised me a few days ago with this little gem!

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For those who haven't seen this, its a little box with 24 plugs for light accessories that plays synchronized light shows in your Christmas village! I'll have to see if I can get a video of it in action, maybe some pics of my village. It is really nice and the accessories it comes with look very good! It plays 20 different songs and you can also hook an external audio source to it and it will respond to your songs.

If anyone gets it, one word of wisdom passed on...the plugs have little slots in them. Make sure you align them with the notch in the hole and push. Otherwise your plugs dont stay in tight and you get frustrated cuz you think your light show is broke! :P

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#2 jen grissett

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:44 PM

I saw that too...I think at sams...

It's adorable...
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#3 Darlene Pino

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:52 AM

Cool! I want one!
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#4 ryanchristmas

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:09 AM

cool where you get it from
www.lasvegaslights.weebly.com

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#5 razorchristmas

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:22 AM

Oh god. Lemme guess "Light o rama! Village version"Control you village lights and animate them to limitless songs.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:56 PM

Lowe's has these for $79 but now marked 50% off! Still too much for me but my village is Dickens so it is kind of out of place any way!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:07 PM

Lowe's has these for $79 but now marked 50% off! Still too much for me but my village is Dickens so it is kind of out of place any way!


I picked one up today at Lowes (and actually got it for MUCH less than $40 - it was one of those things the mgr marked down for me :D).

I have a Dickens village too (the $100 one from Kmart last year that I found at 75% off :D), and it looks GREAT on it! I say GO FOR IT!

Be sure to follow the suggestions in the instructions about how to set the channels up (1-4 go in front left to right, 5-8 middle left to right, 9-12 back left to right).

FYI: The unit has a jack for connecting an MP3 player. Instead of that, hook up a small radio tuned to your display's radio station. Now your village is synced to the same music as your show :eek::D.

If I get a chance, I'll post some video in the next day or so.

Edited by oldcqr, 02 December 2008 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:32 PM

Hook up a small radio tuned to your display's radio station. Now your village is synced to the same music as your show :eek::D.

If I get a chance, I'll post some video in the next day or so.


What a great idea! Haha! I love it.

I can't wait to see video.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:55 PM

sure would like to see one of these working !!!! waiting for a show!! i paint my own village so i do not have indivual lights under each building - i use strings of mini lights and put 4 or 5 lights under each building. so to make this work i would have to find indivual bulbs to put under each building?? any idea where i would find indivual strings for my village?? thanks for the help

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:08 AM

I just received a "Starter Kit" and have been trying to build a 3V-110V relay to be able to use the controller unit outside (yes I am going to purchase a second one for my "village" in my house.

Also I like the idea of connecting to a radio station. I plan to use it and connect to one of the local stations that plays Christmas music and put up a sign to listen to the music go to xxx FM.

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#11 RickDives

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:22 AM

I picked one up today at Lowes (and actually got it for MUCH less than $40 - it was one of those things the mgr marked down for me :D).

I have a Dickens village too (the $100 one from Kmart last year that I found at 75% off :D), and it looks GREAT on it! I say GO FOR IT!

Be sure to follow the suggestions in the instructions about how to set the channels up (1-4 go in front left to right, 5-8 middle left to right, 9-12 back left to right).

FYI: The unit has a jack for connecting an MP3 player. Instead of that, hook up a small radio tuned to your display's radio station. Now your village is synced to the same music as your show :eek::D.

If I get a chance, I'll post some video in the next day or so.


DANG! I paid full price, but we've been enjoying it for a month now... :)
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#12 oldcqr

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:25 AM

Ok, here is a link to the page with the video. Scroll down to the bottom (2008 Video).

Again, I apologize for my poor video skills. Not to mention, one should NEVER shoot video with grass cloth as a backdrop! :D
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:57 AM

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FYI: The unit has a jack for connecting an MP3 player. Instead of that, hook up a small radio tuned to your display's radio station. Now your village is synced to the same music as your show :eek::D.

If I get a chance, I'll post some video in the next day or so.



You mean like this??



With the 50% off my wife really wanted one once I told her we could hook it to the music from outside... I am going to make arches for it this weekend..


BUT she also wants one of the pieces we cannot find anywhere. She wants this piece. If anyone sees one, please PM me, it will be greatly appreciated..

http://www.lowes.com...28LW&lpage=none

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#14 Darlene Pino

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:01 AM

Woo Hoo! I got mine today for $39.95 at Lowes. It is awesome. I brought it to our luncheon and entertained everyone, while it was still in the box! They sold out at my lowes. All were gone by this afternoon when I went back for something. this is so cool!
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:11 PM

im going to lowes tonight, ill look for that piece you want. if i find it ill let you know.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

You mean like this??



With the 50% off my wife really wanted one once I told her we could hook it to the music from outside... I am going to make arches for it this weekend..


BUT she also wants one of the pieces we cannot find anywhere. She wants this piece. If anyone sees one, please PM me, it will be greatly appreciated..

http://www.lowes.com...28LW&lpage=none


just an update. My friend "GAMER" was ale to find me the trailer in Tn! Thanks Gamer!!!! Now I got more lights for the display, just need to make small cables to plug them in. Funny a small miniture set of 15 led's cost close half as much as a full set of LED's!!!!

One note to all that have this set... Handle the big green lighted tree by the base only.. It is very fragile...even with very light pressure it tends to crush inwards easily....

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#17 Crazy4Christmas

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 02:28 AM

Anyone know how I hook other things up to this? I'd like to hook my exsisting mini net lights up and cannot figure out how....anyone?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 02:39 AM

I need to do 2 things to mine... yes I am going to "mod" mine..

The volume is too loud with an extrenal source. Either I'll add a resistor to the speaker line, a volume pot. .. just might just do a simple multi postion switch so I can "mute", turn off, or run normal.

I am also looking at what type plug these outputs are to make more... I see more goodies I can mod in my display and go blinky blinky :)

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#19 oldcqr

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:06 AM

Beware that the accessories (Lemax) sold at Lowes will not work with this - even if you modify the power plugs.

I had created a whole article on how to modify stuff to work with the Village Light Show (including where to get the parts) HOWEVER:

1 - I burned up one of the ports on the thing
2 - I burnt out a set of street lights and a set of led bulbs.

Of course... I don't know a darn thing when it comes to this electronics stuff ;)
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#20 RickDives

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:16 PM

You mean like this??



With the 50% off my wife really wanted one once I told her we could hook it to the music from outside... I am going to make arches for it this weekend..


BUT she also wants one of the pieces we cannot find anywhere. She wants this piece. If anyone sees one, please PM me, it will be greatly appreciated..

http://www.lowes.com...28LW&lpage=none



OH!!! BMG!!!! That's funny because we were going to use that for our "outdoor" light show!!!!
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