Playmobil lantern takes 3mm LED's

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I noticed a hole in the bottom of these Playmobil lamps which goes clear through to the transparent section of the lamp:
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And it turns out that with a little rub of sand paper on the edge of the LED, you can make these 3mm LED's fit fully inside the lamp:
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(yellow works well, some other colors don't show up much when lit inside this lanterns translucent plastic)

I don't remember what kind of batteries these are, but all you need is 2 volts for this kind of LED:
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I haven't wired it like this yet, but you can fit the batteries inside the playmobil figure and send the wires inside the body.
Though I'm not sure where the best place for a switch would be (maybe just shove the wire into position to turn it on):
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You can also hide the batteries under other things:
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I was thinking that instead of having it like the following picture, one could drill holes in the tender chasis for the wires to go straight down into where batteries would be hidden:
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I suppose you could also snip the wires from the bottom of the lantern and have the two metal leads spanning only the bottom of the lantern, and then have multiple battery powered platforms which would power the lantern when it's set upon them. So that it's only lit when set upon a powered spot.
 
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This looks very interesting, problem was when I searched the PM site using Part No. it would not list them.
 
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That's a great discovery. Maybe a flickering LED could also be used to get a flame effect.

With the lamp on top of a barrel (preferably not one marked "Gunpowder") you could hide the battery in the barrel. Maybe it could then be arranged that putting the lid on the barrel connects to LED to the battery.
 
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This looks very interesting, problem was when I searched the PM site using Part No. it would not list them.
If you were on the Playmobil site searching for spare parts, you need to miss the pspaces out in the part number, so 30 02 8560 becomes 30028560. On playmoDB.0rg, it doesn't matter whether you have the spaces in or not.
 
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...Maybe a flickering LED could also be used to get a flame effect.
With the lamp on top of a barrel (preferably not one marked "Gunpowder") you could hide the battery in the barrel. Maybe it could then be arranged that putting the lid on the barrel connects to LED to the battery.
I don't have any flickering LED's at the moment, but if I did, I'd think something like this would be appropriate:
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Note: I think two tiny holes could be drilled in the back of the gold lamp on the green horse carriage above, and one of these LED's might fit inside it with the leads coming out the back and going down to a wire or conductive paint to batteries under the carriage. I used a small clear flat sound dampening adhesive door bumper as the lens.

Someone put a flame effect inside playmobil flames:
That might work nicely inside a firebox.
 
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