LEGO watches and clocks

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ClicTime has been making LEGO watches and clocks under license for some years and is continually bringing out new models to keep up with current themes and trends.

We've been sent a few samples of the latest ones so we can bring them to your attention.


Alarm clocks

There's around 30 different minifigure alarm clocks available at the moment, ranging from classic City policemen and firemen to the latest Ninjago Movie characters.

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They are perfectly scaled-up versions of their minifigure counterparts, and stand about 10"/25cm tall.

Batman comes complete with cloth cape. Pressing down on his head illuminates the LCD display in the chest with an orange glow -- perfect for checking whether it's time to get up for school on winter mornings -- and snoozes the alarm.

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Controls for setting the time and alarm are situated under the cape on the back.

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You can buy them at LEGOwatches.com and LEGOwatches.co.uk, priced at £24.99 / US$30, which seems reasonable, although if you don't need the latest character many of the older ones are available at a discount there.


Watches

There's also a huge range of watches available which once again cover classic themes as well as the latest fads.

The watches have been redesigned recently and now all incorporate a mini-minifigure on the strap. Older ones came with an actual minifig and studs on the strap to which it could be attached -- and promptly lost once you started moving about.

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They are neatly packaged in boxes with a window so you can see what you're buying. The main attraction for kids is likely to be the mini mini-figure, which are about 3/4 the size of regular figures.

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Inside, the watch, which measures about 25mm/1" diameter including bezel, enough links to fit an adult's wrist and in this case, two special links with a mini BB-8 moulded on.

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BB-8 is likely to be popular among kids but personally I think that, from the selection I've been sent, the Classic one is more impressive. In addition to a classic figure two alternative heads are provided, so you can switch them out to suit your mood.

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The minifigure is very cute. He's articulated at the neck and waist so it fits snugly round your wrist.

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The watches are £20 / $25, again from LEGOWatches.co.uk and LEGOWatches.com They are very cool, but suffer from one major problem: they are only available in kids' size! Consequently they look a bit daft on an adult wrist but are absolutely perfect for kids, of course.

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There are no adult watches in the collection at all at the moment. I don't know why, but I'll ask.

Anyway, both clock and watch would make perfect gifts which I am sure would be warmly received.


Thanks to ClicTime for providing the samples. This article is an expression of my own opinions.

 

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21 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with that they should do adult watches... I know plenty of people who'd want a lego stormtrooper watch for instance.

Heck... design it so that its got some kind of slot on the side you can fit a full sized mini-fig into... or go charm style ala the key rings, and you'd have a best seller.

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By in Belgium,

Oh come on, you always classified stuff like this as tat... until you get sent some freebies. Really?

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By in United Kingdom,

Love these things. I’ve been wearing one of their CHIMA watches for years now, always fitted my chunky adult wrist without a problem and never been told I look daft (to my face, anyway!) We have two of the clocks too and they’re loved, hardy alarms - but look out for mischievous souls... My partner thought it was hilarious to hide Harley Quinn randomly about the house in different poses.. unexpected giant-sized minifigs are surprisingly terrifying when you’re just trying to find the pasta!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ They are not 'my cup of tea' but there's no doubting they are popular. ClicTime would not keep producing news ones if that wasn't the case.

I will be donating them to Fairy Bricks in due course.

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By in Slovenia,



It's a shame they don't make analog alarm clocks though. My daughter likes to have one, but she can only (somewhat) read an analog clock, not a digital one, so the LEGO ones are not for her. Would have loved to get her a Friends one, settled for a Frozen one...

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By in United States,

What's the dimension of the watch face? My son is turning 5 in April, and I think he'd love one. I wonder why they chose analog rather than digital for the watches. It would certainly be easier for the target age group if they were digital.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good question, I should have stated that. About 1"/ 25mm.

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By in United States,

There actually used to be adult watches that were released a few years ago. I don't know if they are still available but last time I checked they were on Amazon. I'll look into it and see if I can find a link.

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By in United States,

"Absolutely perfect for kids," lol. When I was 8 years old the only reason I liked these were for the minifigures and now they can't even get that right.

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By in United States,

Noticed a typo. Should read £24.99/ US$30. Pretty sure the US doesn’t use that currency :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I used to own the buzz lightyear lego alarm clock, absolutely loved it then 2 April's ago I gave it my 8 year old nephew as he was infatuated with it but the stores had stopped selling them at this point,

I, d love the batman or harley quinns alarm clock from TLBM now even just for ornamental purpose.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm sure it's some licensing thing but often wondered why the 'minifig' clocks are only DC/Batman Characters and not Marvel.

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By in Sweden,

I’d like to have an adult watch too. So far I am impressed with the quailty of the kids’ watches.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have the Joker alarm clock, absolutely love it, except if I have him in a pose other than the simple two feet flat and arms relatively straight by the sides, he does have a tendency to topple when pressing his head down - particularly annoying when trying to snooze the alarm!

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By in Poland,

WHen I was working in the toy shop we always get returns of the watches - the clips seemed to really fragile and no child friendly at all. ALso they stopped selling when they stoped putting minifigs in them.
The big clocks are great but when I discovered them I hoped their alarm will be a matching sound not a BEEP BEEEP I am used to hear from 0,25 $ clock.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LetsBuild54 I'd guess they're analogue because people buying watches for little kids tend to prefer it for teaching them the time - I'm going off the fact that my own first watch was a time-teacher model with special markings and an accompanying storybook; they still make those, it turns out...

As for Lego watches, I had the Grinder model (which has slightly adult connotations in this decade, I'll admit) which I still unironically think is cool. I think it was one of the first generation of Lego watches, which I think were the best. You had a choice of putting the watch face into the clip-together strap, a rugged-looking fabric-covered velcro wristband with a pocket (for my guitar picks, obviously - I'm not sure you could fit much else in there) , or a bezel attached to a sturdy karabiner clip. It also a had a rubberised clip-on surround for the face. That thing was the business; I was sad when the wristband started to flake apart a few years ago.

EDIT: Here we go - a picture: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/4370_Grinder_Watch

EDIT 2: And oddly enough, I've found a better pic on the designer's website! http://www.maverickdesign.co.uk/portfolio/overview/10668724

@Huw, I know you don't have pics of it in the database (though it does have an entry) - might be worth asking him if you can use that?

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By in United States,

My wife loves her Wonder Woman watch, and she's always getting compliments about it from both students and parents. They're not fancy time pieces but they convey fun — and many people want more fun in life.

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By in United States,

They used to do a whole range of adult watches, including a few Star Wars ones many years ago. I think I still have the Darth Vader one lying around somewhere.

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By in Belgium,

We own both a Stormtrooper digital alarm clock and have a Batman watch. My 8 year old loves both. The alarmclock is nice and sturdy, just what you need in the mornings when you might hit and miss the snooze button :)

The batman watch is fun as well, it's very good the minifig doesn't come off I think and looks cute on his wrist. I do worry about the strength of the click-things so I've told him not too change the 'look' too often. But it might be just me being paranoid. He likes it a lot and has helped him greatly to learn to tell the time, motivated by the fact that he had a cool Lego watch.

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