Have you seen those giant digital LEGO clocks? They are shaped like regular LEGO minifigures, but at almost a foot tall, they are much-much larger. These mega-figures have movable arms and legs like standard size LEGO minifigs, with a digital clock inserted into their chest. They work well both as a functional alarm-clock and decoration in a LEGO fan’s room. The LEGO digital clocks feature giant versions of characters from LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Legends of Chima, etc. They are available at various retailers and the Online LEGO Shop.
If you have never run across these LEGO alarm-clocks before, I recommend checking them out just for fun. They are high quality, and basically look like a huge version of regular LEGO minifigs. Besides working as alarm clocks and decorations, they can also take up the role of very big, very bad, very scary super-villains in your LEGO City. And what if the LEGO alarm clock collection doesn’t have the super-villain you want? Well, you can make your own! Below I will show you a couple of examples from people who customized their LEGO alarm clocks to make some awesome villains that will compel minifigs run for their lives. 😈
The #21108 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is really awesome, but it sorely misses some key characters like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Of course you can make a brick-built Marshmallow Man, and many LEGO fans have done that already, however LEGO fan Sean Robertson came up with the idea of customizing the #9007231 LEGO Monster Fighters Mummy Alarm-Clock (retired, but still available on Amazon – see link above). With a bit of paint and customization it is the perfect size to represent the jolly looking but terrifying monster. You can see more pictures of the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man alarm-clock in this album on imgur.
Using the same #9007231 LEGO Mummy Alarm-Clock, another LEGO fan who goes by the name plaguedoc created a giant LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Galactus mega-figure. He got the idea while playing the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video-game. In case you are not familiar with the character, Galactus is a fictional entity in the Marvel Comics universe. In his first appearance in The Fantastic Four, Galactus was depicted as a god-like figure which feeds by draining living planets of their energy. Which of course means that his most important characteristic is that he is very-very huge.
Behold the giant LEGO Galactus mega-figure! Looks quite like the original character, isn’t it? In his imgur album plaguedoc shares the details on how he customized the original LEGO alarm-clock. First he completely took apart the LEGO alarm clock, removed the original printing, then spray-painted each part carefully, finally finishing off with a clear-coat. The helmet needed the most customization using PVC couplers and Plexiglas. The decals were printed on photo-paper and then glued on for the final look. You can see more pictures about the process in the above mentioned album.
So whether you want to use the LEGO alarm-clocks as they are, or would like to customize them further, the point is that they are really fun. They work well as an alarm-clock, as novelty items in your LEGO collection, or even as monstrous gods or super-villains in your LEGO dioramas. You can usually find them between $15-$30 (depending on if they are new releases at full price, or discounted before being retired). You can currently find at least ten different kinds at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO alarms-clocks? Do you have one already? Or considering to get one? Would you use it just as an alarm-clock or planning to include it in a LEGO creation? And how do you like the customized LEGO alarm-clocks I showed you above? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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