Are you a big fan of LEGOs and DIY building kits? If so, this 7 Foot Grandfather Clock Kit will occupy quite a bit of your time this holiday season. With over 9,000 interconnecting plastic pieces, you can expect to commit at least 24 hours worth of build time. Once completed, you’ll have a fully functioning 7 foot tall grandfather clock with swinging pendulum and working clock that sounds the chime of the Westminster Quarters at every hour.
A detailed booklet guides builders through the project, using color illustrations to show how each connector and rod piece snap together to form solid, sound structures that bear the weight of the next level of construction. The resulting model has an ornate bonnet at the top and a two-tiered base. The clock’s tower is open in the front to display the swinging pendulum that hangs 3′ from the bottom of the clockface, which keeps time with an hour, minute, and second hand. Ages 16 and up. 85″ H x 24″ W x 17″ D. (30 lbs.)
You can purchase the 7 Foot Grandfather Clock Kit at Hammacher Schlemmer for $1,000. Since this product is sold from Hammacher Schlemmer, you get a lifetime guarantee with it; let’s just hope you finish it before then.