My Son's Interchangeable Lego Star Wars Clock

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Introduction: My Son's Interchangeable Lego Star Wars Clock

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My son made this clock in clay class when he was 4 years old. Make sure it is 12" in diameter or larger if making yours out of clay or wood but you could also use a pre-made wood clock face. A search on ebay would get you pre-drilled wooden ones for a reasonable price. His clay broke as you can probably tell from the pictures but we glued it back together and it still works.

Materials:

- flat clay circle at least 12" in diameter - can also use wood you can find it with the search terms "wood clock face"
hey, pressed for money? use a frisbee!

- print out of death star from the internet
My son and I used the one from this site and it worked great! http://www.spraypaintstencils.com/fantasystencils/stencilindex.html

- white paint - can be spray paint or anything that sticks
- black and white paint (not spray paint, something liquid)
- paintbrush
- toothbrush
- hanging wall clock kit with hands (make sure hands are not too long or they will bump against the figures)
- permanent glue, gel consistency or epoxy
- qty 12 2x4 flat lego bricks
- 12 mini figs, Star Wars preferable, and accessories that go along with it

ready?

Step 1: Make the Clock Face and Assemble Clock Mechanism



make a flat 12 inch round clock face out of clay or buy one or make one out of wood
paint it white
drill a hole in the center
add the clock piece and glue it on

Step 2: Decorate the Clock Face


cut out stencil of death star and place over the clock (make sure you cover the parts of the clock you don't want to splatter)
make sure the stencil is away from the edge so that the legos don't block the view

(sorry I don't have any pictures of this - my son did this a year ago)

mix some white and black paint together to get a light shade of gray
use a paintbrush and toothbrush to splatter the gray paint over the stencil

mix a little more black in the gray and splatter some more

repeat until you get the effect you want

remove stencil and check out your work

add the clock hands and decorate

add the flat lego bricks at 12 o'clock, 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, etc until you have 12 pieces for each hour. Use a compass or protractor to be precise. 0 degrees and every 30 degrees around the circle. or print out a template from the internet. Try this one: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/blank-clock-faces.html

Step 3: Add Lego Mini Figures

add lego minifigures.

most will attach by the back of their legs but if they don't add some extra pieces

interchange at will!

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    16 Discussions

    Where did you get the Star Wars legos from? Is it possible to find them for cheap?

    Really great idea! I think we are going to glue Legos to the base of the clock and interchange the minis based on theme. Thanks for the awesome photos!

    I absolutely love it, my son would go mental for it too, he just loves star wars, cheers for sharing such a wicked make,

    aw shucks, thanks for the compliments, this project can be a good one to do with your kid! You can make it as simple as you want or as elaborate!