≡ Menu

LEGO alarm-clocks to giant super-villains

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.

LEGO Alarm Clocks Star Wars

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. 😈

Lego DC Comics Batman Digital Alarm Clock Various Positions

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.

LEGO Stay Puft Marsmallow Man Alarm Clock

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.

LEGO Galactus Megafigure LEGO Galactus Megafigure Back

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.

LEGO Galactus Megafigure Process LEGO Galactus Megafigure Painting

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.

Shop LEGO Alarm Clock

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! 😉

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

{ 33 comments… add one }
  • LegoGeek March 19, 2015, 10:12 AM

    first, yes I have seen Galactus before but not the marshmallow man

    • admin March 19, 2015, 11:47 AM

      The Marshmallow Man is pretty awesome. It looks like the picture might have been taken at a LEGO convention, but no matter how much I tried I could not track down neither the original creator, nor the location of this diorama. Which is pretty unusual.

      • Sean Robertson June 4, 2015, 7:39 PM

        It was me 🙂 the Stay Puft is mine

        • Sean Robertson June 4, 2015, 7:42 PM

          Pics of him and my layout are on my facebook page. I’m glad you like it 🙂

        • admin June 4, 2015, 9:51 PM

          Sean, so nice to meet you! I’m glad you found this page and clarified this for us. Would you please link to your Facebook Page or other album, so I can include it in the article? 🙂

          • Sean June 4, 2015, 11:36 PM

            I tried to find my original post, but I’m not very facebook-savvy… I did follow your fb page & post a couple pics there

            • admin June 5, 2015, 11:01 AM

              Sean, thanks. I actually did find your FB page last night. What I will do is this weekend I will edit the article with your name and also link to your FB page. I’m glad you found this article! I’m usually really good at tracking people down, but with your project I came to a dead end no matter how hard I tried to find the origin. Have you considered sharing your projects on flickr? It is where most of the LEGO community hang out, share pictures, interact, collaborate, etc. Just thought you might be interested. 😉

      • chris robertson June 4, 2015, 8:04 PM

        Its not a lego convention. Thats his dining room table lol. My dad sean robertson is the original creator

  • EggbertOne March 19, 2015, 10:33 AM

    These are pretty rad, I’m kind of jealous at the creativity…lol. Since rejoining this hobby, that has been my biggest struggle…taking my vision and realizing it in bricks.

    • admin March 19, 2015, 11:45 AM

      If you are struggling with realizing your projects you may consider looking into if you have a LEGO club near you. Having the support and the expertise of other LEGO fans can be a tremendous boost for creativity.

      • EggbertOne March 19, 2015, 1:00 PM

        Is that something put together by LEGO or is it just like-minded fans coming together to build? I googled LEGO Clubs in my area and all I found initially was groups at a library for school kids.

        • admin March 19, 2015, 1:12 PM

          LEGO User Groups (LUGs) are organized by LEGO fans and directly supported by LEGO. They are for adults only. Search for LEGO User Group in your area and see what comes up. There are some very large LUGs around the world, and also many smaller ones.

          • EggbertOne March 19, 2015, 1:59 PM

            Awesome, thank you so much Thita, let the journey begin!

  • LegoGeek March 19, 2015, 10:57 AM

    first, can the helmet come off?

    • admin March 19, 2015, 11:43 AM

      Normally the helmets cannot be taken off from the original alarm-clocks, and the head doesn’t move. That’s why for Galactus the head needed to be removed. If I remember correctly on Galactus now the head can turn, but the helmet and the head are attached.

      • LegoGeek March 19, 2015, 1:24 PM

        i mean on galactus

        • admin March 19, 2015, 4:08 PM

          Yes, that’s what I talked about too. 😉

          • Håkan March 19, 2015, 5:57 PM

            Galactus never appeared in the Fantastic Four movies. I love the design, and artist Jack Kirby’s stuff in general, but I guess that modern audiences could find him quite cheesy, for the amoral force of nature he is supposed to be.

            • admin March 19, 2015, 9:21 PM

              I was referring to the Fantastic Four comic books. 🙂

              • Håkan March 20, 2015, 4:12 AM

                Yes, of course. Just an interesting director choice, and a reason why the character might be less recognizable for a younger audience. (Although there was an FF cartoon recently, I think…)

                There was still a reference in the FF movie, when one could see the shades of the helmet floating over a planet or something like that. Kind of a shout-out to the old fans.

                • admin March 20, 2015, 9:17 AM

                  I didn’t see the movie, so that’s really interesting. Thanks for sharing! An evil floating helmet must be scary! 😈

            • diamond655 March 24, 2015, 12:08 PM

              Actually, Galactus did appear in the second movie, The Rise of the Silver Surfer, but he was never seen physically, only in his god-like state.

  • LegoUniverse Bob March 19, 2015, 12:21 PM

    I like the Galactus one! 🙂

  • thelegodude19 March 19, 2015, 2:28 PM

    I’ve had the Lego Bobe Fett alarm clock for a couple of years now, absolutely love it! Its such a great bit of decoration for my room, and actually has that ever neat ability of waking me up. Not like I use it much. 😉

  • David Tennant Lover March 19, 2015, 3:01 PM

    I have the Darts Vader alarm clock which goes well with my Star Wars collection. That Galactus clock is awesome though! Makes me want to buy a clock and paint it right now! XD

    • David Tennant Lover March 19, 2015, 3:06 PM

      I meant Darth Vader. And by the way, what is used to cover up the alarm clock numbers? In the marshmallow man and Galactus there is a cover so you can’t see the digits. So, any idea what it is?

      • admin March 19, 2015, 4:10 PM

        I assume it’s a piece of plastic, cardboard, or something similar.

        • Sean Robertson February 5, 2016, 12:01 AM

          I cut a piece of thick vinyl to cover the clock. It was actually the back cover of a ‘fan deck’ a color wheel from a paint store

  • Håkan March 19, 2015, 6:09 PM

    I assume these clocks lack twisting wrists…

    • admin March 19, 2015, 9:19 PM

      I’m pretty sure that the wrists move. Look at the Batman clock. 😉

      • Sean Robertson February 5, 2016, 12:04 AM

        He articulates just like a minifig, except his head doesn’t rotate. It’s made to be pushed down to illuminate the clock screen

        • Sean Robertson February 5, 2016, 12:07 AM

          It still functions, but i never use it. I never put batteries in it, brcause they eventually leak, etc

  • chris robertson June 4, 2015, 8:02 PM

    My dad made the stay puft one, he was wanting me to 3d print the hat but i couldnt make a good enough model. His name is sean robertson and the proof is all over his page

Leave a Comment