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How to make a Lego clock

One of my favourite things about being a parent is the chance to explore toys the second time around. I’m a huge advocate of learning through play and I love to see my children enjoy toys that I also played with. Some toys are classics like Lego and Playmobil and I love to plan how I can use these toys when my children no longer want them.

Over the weekend I experimented with a few spare Lego Duplo blocks to create a colourful Lego Duplo clock, similar to the Playmobil clock I made a few years ago.

how to make a lego clock - the gingerbread house

Equipment to make a Lego clock
Painted peg board base
Clock mechanism
Selection of Lego Duplo pieces
Hot glue gun

How to make a Lego clock

First pick your Lego pieces. I got the children to choose their favourite Lego characters and they selected a mum, dad, boy and girl figure so we could make a Lego version of our own family.

lego nuclear family

The peg board wasn’t large enough to accommodate 12 Lego figures so instead we looked for other Lego pieces, such as animals, flames or equipment – anything we had at least 4 of. Eventually we settled on a selection of bricks and flowers.

upcycled lego duplo clock

We played around with the different pieces until we were happy with the layout. Then I used a hot glue gun to fix each piece in place. I left the glue to dry overnight and added the clock mechanism.

how to make a lego clock

This is a simple clock but a great addition to a children’s room. It’s bright and colourful and a lovely way to upcycle toys.

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13 Comments

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    Ashleigh
    May 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

    This is such a cool idea for a clock in a child’s bedroom! Great post!

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    Summer
    May 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

    It look likes a great and fun idea might have to try this out x

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    Gemma
    May 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This is amazing! Such a creative way of thinking. I can’t wait for little projects like this with my little one when she is here and old enough. You have a talent! x

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      jenny
      May 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Sisley White
    May 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    This is such a cute idea! It would make a lovely activity for children to do.

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    Ann Winters
    May 19, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    That clock is so cute, I might have a go a try to make one as well! I am a big Lego fan, I love to play with my lo with his Lego, as does his dad. This would be a nice adition to my lo’s room 🙂 x

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    Tarana Khan
    May 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    This is such a great idea! Pinning to try at some point 🙂

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    Kim Carberry
    May 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    What a fantastic idea especially for a little one’s room x

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    Charlotte Braithwaite
    May 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

    OMG! I love this – Hayden would too.
    Genius idea & very creative.

    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

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    The Reading Residence
    May 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Such a great idea, looks brilliant!

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    Sue Lively
    May 21, 2015 at 2:11 am

    This is a really unique idea! I love it. I want one – lol! Don’t know if my son would part with any of his lego to DO this though…we’d probably have to buy new pieces! I’ll show him the picture and see what he says!

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      jenny
      May 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

      My son is 5 and he was happy to choose which bits he could spare 🙂 I think he is used to me and my crazy ideas….

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