Custom Grandfather Clock Covered in Discarded Plastic Toys

January 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

Westminster Chiming Grandfather clock Custom Grandfather Clock Covered in Discarded Plastic Toys

This Westminster Chiming Grandfather Clock was custom made by London based designer Ryan McElhinney for a client who resides in The Palms, Dubai. In essence, the clock is a Grandfather clock with a working Westminster Chime mechanism, coated with plastic toys put together. The chime mechanism in the clock chimes every 15 minutes.

Standing 2.2 meters tall, this clock most noticably has figures of Buzz Lightyear and the Hulk, there are a number of other toys, but these two seem to stand out in the choice. McElhinney says that there are more clocks like this one, each custom made to reflect the childhood of the designer’s clients.
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The toys used are bonded to each other, and the clock. They are then coated with a high gloss polyurethane white paint to get a brand new look. The desinger now plans on creating what he calls “Toy Children.” To be built in a way similar to this clock, it will represent children holding weapons in an attempt “to highlight war and crime, and its effect on children today.”

Source: Gizmodo and Dezeen