Posted on August 18, 2011
|YOU gNeek Custom Star Wars Clock||My Son's Custom Lego Star Wars Clock|
I make a custom Star Wars Clock so of course my son wanted to too! When he was 4 years old, we took a private clay working class. He really loved it and we decided to make a Lego Star Wars Clock. Here's how he made his (and below his instructions, I included a much much easier and faster version so you don't have to spend hours and hours at it)
Step 1: roll out the clay into a nice large flat smooth piece
Step 2: Use a template like a plate that is at least 11" in diameter and cut out a circle and smooth the edges, I think he did an awesome job for a 4 year old! find the center and make a hole between 3/8" and 1/2" (i did the measuring) My son decided to textured it with lego imprints.
Step 3: wait for the clay to dry, sand and fire the piece, sand again
Step 4: Cut out a template of the Death Star II and secure it on the center of the clock. Paint and splatter paint the inside of paper template and make it look like the Death Star using different shades of gray and black and white. Fire again
Step 5: Attach mechanism (found at craft stores, ebay or contact me if you can't find any and I can sell you one for $4.00) Attach Dials.
Step 6: Glue 12 Lego pieces (2x8 bricks) to the 2 points to represent the numbers. Print out and use my template to guide you.
Step 7: Attach your favorite Star Wars Lego Figs! (if figures include jet packs, you may need "adapter" pieces of 1x2 bricks attached to their legs behind the knees
FASTER & EASIER ALTERNATE METHOD
Step 1: buy a wood clock face round at least 11" in diameter (at the woodworking store, craft store or ebay)
Step 2: paint it white or leave it the way it is
Step 3: cut out a death star picture from a lego catalog and paste it on to the center of the wood clock face. Varnish clock face (optional)
Step 4: Attach mechanism (found at Michael's, Jo-Ann's ebay or contact me if you can't find any and I can sell you one for $4.00) Attach Dials.
Step 5: Glue 12 Lego pieces (2x8 bricks) to the 2 points to represent the numbers. Print out and use my template to guide you.
Step 6: Attach your favorite Star Wars Lego Figs!