Another DIY Donkey Kong Clock…With Legos!

26 06 2007



Lego has a new product out called “Lego Mosaics” Basically it’s a 16×16 Lego sheet that comes with a variety of single bricks. I found that these sets make some great pixel art. Once I had my hands on one of these sets, my mission became clear. If you’re a constant reader you’ll know by now that I have a mild obsession with creating videogame themed clocks. So without haste I got to work creating a new clock. This project was more expensive that my last clock projects (ringing in at almost $30) but mainly that was due to the price of the Legos. Here’s how it breaks down:

Lego Mosaic Large Set- $19.99 (two boards and about 600 bricks)
Clock kit- $8.00
Replacement hands for clock- $1.75

It’s a pretty self explanatory project but there are some specific instructions. You’ll need to drill a hole into the Lego sheet in order to install your clockworks. Make sure you use the appropriate sized drill bit and GO SLOW. if you find that the clock fits a little loose in the drilled hole, you can secure it with some packing tape. Be creative, 8 bit sprites work the best but feel free to experiment. For a more secure fit use glue to affix your bricks to the board.

This is definitely my favorite clock so far. It’s a great conversation piece and a really easy project to do while you’re watching TV or you’re just bored. Happy Crafting!

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3 responses

26 06 2007
Oddbrother

All right! Time to get building. I’m gonna try some larger sprites, probably SNES or GBA sizes. That is, if the bricks have the proper colors. Nice clock!

26 06 2007
Oddbrother

All right! Time to get building. I’m gonna try some larger sprites, probably SNES or GBA sizes. That is, if the bricks have the proper colors. Nice clock!

9 07 2007
Anonymous

where did you buy the clock kit? how do i find one?

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