VIDEO: I Disassembled The Disney Infinity Light FX Figures, And Did Some Improvement Modding


Ever since the announcement of the Disney Infinity Light FX figures, I’ve been fascinated with how they work.

Were they going to be a “light pass through”? Battery powered? Conductive charging?

Finally got my hands on the Light FX figures, so my brother-in-law decided to take one apart… and obviously had to get it to glow independently of the base!

Check out the video below to catch some of the information (NOTE: I do not go into detail with exactly “how” we did it, as I’m not 100% certain what we did is fire safe, so don’t want to put that on anyone! But I know other people will come out with some great tutorials as well)

Here are some photos of the circuit board as well…

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December 1st (AKA: Out now!)

December 8th

December 15th

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  • Serpent2

    if you are just powering the leads with a button type battery I wouldn’t worry too much.. very cool though.. Not sure I’d have the heart to break my Yoda though >_< Once I get some time and figure out the necessary power I will probably just build a battery powered nfc base or disassemble one of the several bases I have

  • bell02alpha

    I wonder how long the battery will last, but I am fairly impressed by these figures so far. I like how they fade out as well when you take them off the base, it’s really impressive for a $1 extra.

  • Chris

    So now that you know how it works, do you believe them that they couldn’t figure out how to do Darth maul or are they just being lazy and/or wanting us to buy the regular Darth maul before announcing the light fx one?

    • Fernando Velez

      Its easy to place 2 leds but more work as you have a tiny hilt and placing 2 3mm Red Leds might not fit unless you make a much larger goofy looking lightsaber (or just a longer hilt).
      I used 3 leds on a single custom and the disney portal lights them up really well

  • Fernando Velez

    If you used a 3V button battery your good. If you used 6V then change the battery or add a resister (so it lasts longer). Normaly leds use 3V and 20 amps to run.
    I broke a tea light to steal the switch that I installed in my Led Hulkbuster