lego clock

    LEGO CLOCK

THE LEGO CLOCK

The Lego clock that really keeps time. Now you can have the most fantastic lego model for your own home. Your friends will always stare with wonder when they see it, and it adds decoration to any room. Here is some information on the Lego Clock that might answer any questions that you have. It keeps time using a small hand (minute hand) and large hand (seconds hand). The clock stands one hundred and sixty two lego bricks high. It requires no battery's to run the clock. It's power source comes from the gravity thats pulling down on the weights inside. The interior clock is made from legos, even the gears are real legos. This model has a total of forty thousand lego pieces. It stands about five feet high,now thats pretty big. Now, for me (the designer ) to build this clock, it would cost a hole two hundred and thirty THOUSAND to buy all the legos needed. One reason why this is such a high price is that I can only buy prepackaged sets of legos, thus giving me extra legos that I do not need. If the lego company was to market the Lego Clock the price of making the set would be cheaper than what I would have to pay. Thats somewhere in the market of at least ($447.00). The clock is a fun and challenging protect for hobbies. I recommend it for high level (model team) just because of its enormous size and its complex gear box. I would also like to make it available in all different colors, just so that people can chose the color that they like. I'm currently working on the blue prints for the clock. It will be a while before the blue prints are done.

Andrew Buczko
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The Design Phase for the Lego Clock started when I was still in Boy Scouts. I had to make a report about some product, I think it was for the American Business merit badge. so I made up the LEGO Clock as my product. Now I all ready had a LEGO Clock at that time but it looked nothing like it does today.

The original one had four long suport beams made from technic bricks that suported the gear box. The clock had only a front made from black bricks and the entire structure was only a foot tall. The clock had to sit on the edge of the burow so that the wieght caould fall beyond the burrow.

I had to make up a price list for the Clock, including a parts list of what bricks I would need plus how many bricks it will take to build it. There was even a letter I sent to LEGO to advertise the product to them and to see if I can intise them into marketing it for me. I think I got a letter back, but if I remember right it was just a letter saying thank you for your intrest.

Once the merit badge was done I decided to complete the plans fully and since my guidance conceller decided to give me three study halls in a row I figured this was a good time to design stuff. For the merit badge I just had some sketches, but after half a year of endless study halls I had a full blown set of blue prints for a new clock. You can veiw some of the blue prints to the right. One problem when designing the clock was how to support all the wieght of the clock itself. A set of patterns was devised to keep the towers interlocked. This would give them more strength and keep them from bending and falling over.

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