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LEGOs don't always have to be used for building. Combining refurbished Legos, colored lighting, and a glossy clock face will create a clock with great modernity, and a great addition to your home or child's playroom.

This kid-friendly clock was planned and built by a 12-year old, with minimal adult supervision.

 
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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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Materials:

  • 1 Plexi-Glass Sheet (Minimum L*W dimensions: 6.5" by 10".)
  • 4 (4 by 6) Lego base plates
  • Various Lego Pieces (See specifics in next few steps.)
  • Clock Movement Kit (Size: 1/4" to 3/8")
  • Colored Paint of choice
  • Paint Brush or Paint Roller
  • Metallic Silver Spray Paint.
  • Drill and 5/16" Drill Head
  • Permanent adhesive tape
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • 2 ft Rope Light

Step 2: Drilling the Acrylic Sheet

Find the midpoints of all four sides of the sheet. Draw a line connecting the midpoints of the two lengths, and another line connecting the midpoints of the two widths. The intersection of these two lines is the center.

Using an electric drill and a 5/16" drill head, make a hole directly through the center.

Step 3: Painting the Sheet

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Paint a coat of paint of your choice on one side of the sheet. Allow paint to dry, then apply a second coat. Thus, you may choose any color paint you would like, as long as the final result is opaque. You should not be able to see light or brush strokes through the side of the acrylic sheet without the paint.

Step 4: Painting the 1 by 1 bricks

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Gather 8 (1 by 1) blocks of an color. Lay newspaper around your work space. Spray each block on all sides with silver spray paint.

Step 5: Building the Number 3!

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Collect 1 (4 by 6) plate, 1 (1 by 4) block, 2 (1 by 3) blocks, and 1 (1 by 2) block. Arrange blocks as shown in photo.

Step 6: Building the Number 6!

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Collect 1 (4 by 6) plate, 1 (1 by 4) block, 4 (1 by 2) blocks, 1 (1 by 1) block. Arrange blocks as shown in photo.

Step 7: Building the Number 9!

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Collect 1 (4 by 6) plate, 1 (1 by 4) block, 2 (1 by 2) blocks, 1 (1 by 1) block. Arrange blocks as shown in photo.

Can someone tell me where to find the clock movement kit, the acrylic sheet and the rope light?
Awesome Lego clock! How did you make the materials list picture?

So creative, great idea!