Restoring Giant Lego Stormtrooper - A Star Wars Restoration

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    How to restore broken and yellowed Lego Star Wars stormtrooper with retrobrighting This stormtrooper toy is actually an alarm clock but I think it's cooler as just a collectible piece rather than an actual alarm clock. The item is very yellowed and the clock doesn't work.
    I start out bu disassembling. The head it on very tight but it's just pulled off and I had to trust it won't break. One of the screws was stuck and almost completely stripped by previous owner. I tried oil, rubberband and the other usual trick but I had to drill it out.
    After dissassebly the parts were washed. and then put into my new retrobrighting box. (Link to the build video for the box will be updated here as soon as it's ready and uploaded). With the new box it's easier to use only the needed ammount of hydrogen peroxide and I can control the temperature which can speed up the process a lot. The solution is reusable but it does evaporate so I want to minimize that. After few hours in the solution the process was done.
    Next it was time to figure out why the electronics were not working. It's always a little hard to try to figure out where the issue is if you don't have another device to compare with. This time I could find a broken trace on the main board. Which probably was the issue. I cleaned the board with isopropyl alcohol and I created a solder bridge to fix the trace. To do that I had to reveal some of the metal inside the board to have a surface for the solder to attach to. After I was done I checked that now the trace was conducting electricity.
    The rusty screws and oxidized battery contacts were cleaned with vinegar and nickel plated to protect them in the future. My tutorial can be found here:
    But there was a n issue. The clock seemed to work but only one of the buttons worked. I started looking what could cause them not to work and I quickly realized I had not cleaned the pads for the buttons. I checked them and as I had thought they had some oxidation on them which was preventing the contact. I cleaned the pads with isopropyl alcohol and put everything back together.
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    Screw driver set:
    Hydrogen peroxide:
    UV LED strip:
    99.9% isopropyl alcohol (IPA):
    Power source (for leds):
    Precicion drill:
    Drill stand:
    Wire stripping tool:
    Soldering station:
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    1. Tommy Maxey

      I have a Green ninja from Lego Ninjago, it was so cool when I got it as a kid

    2. Konex Matrix

      I have one of those but its Darth Vader

    3. Jhovany González


    4. Mango

      OH, I STILL HAVE ONE OF THOSE ALARM CLOCKS! It works perfectly!

    5. Christopher Rathmann aka shin godzilla 2017

      odd tinkering:this is a huge lego stormtrooper alarm clock from 2011 me:thats like a decade ago

    6. Lapsi Cola

      How did you get your hands on liquid ice?! I heard its extremely rare nowadays


      i have the superman version taken it camp cruise cottage everywhere. had it for 10 years and still going no damage durable le and awesome . i v replaced the battery 1 soo far

    8. Cozmic Cozmo Gamin'


    9. manuadvance

      13:23 whiter be like

    10. Fabricio Guerrero

      I didn't got the liquid ice at first.

    11. Ahmed Hussain

      When did you revel your face

    12. GHALBAN 😱😱😱😱

    13. Willie Houle

      lol I have the Darth Vader one

    14. afiqfadhliariffin

      Can we take time to appreciate the fact that he used the same sweeping transition effect from the movies?

    15. GoukiMaster

      which hydrogen peroxide you use is what is the percentage% wanted to know?

    16. carlos

      I literally have that stormtrooper

    17. 帕克Paco

      My first thought was that it was in an avid smoker's house... cigarette smoke will ruin everything

    18. Joey Rega

      Lol man's just ripped his head of 1:10

    19. Mr. Nice Guy

      Every dang time i watch you i fall asleep, and its always a good sleep. Thank you, and goodnight!

    20. Carlos Galán

      At 11:05, why not solder a wire between both terminals?

    21. CraftyMaelyss

      13:45 Oh my, how scandalous! :0

    22. BaldHook205 _

      Yooooooo I had one of those clocks when I was little. It wasn't a stormtrooper one though, it was a Darth Vader clock.

    23. MrRandom Mason

      This is what I use for my alarm clock ever night O_o

    24. Abstract_Addison

      *noticing a Star Wars like side swipe style of editing* Ah yes, a man of culture-

      1. Jeff Breneman

        All the transitions he used were used in the films im glad im not the only one to notice lol

    25. Veritech

      Bro I've got a clock just like that

    26. Chase Candee

      Wait this is from 2011?! I still have mine in perfect condition

    27. Bunga Callista Putri

      Fix everything! Fix me!

    28. Nick Beilschmidt

      I can tell someone likes Star Wars with the references lol, and the transitions were a super nice touch!

    29. AniNerd

      Just realized (at nearly the end...) that I have that EXACT SAME CLOCK 🥳

    30. Caleb Henry

      19:29 This is the way.

    31. Cameron Kissell

      Jesus was this in a smokers house for 40 years?

    32. Kons37 Flyingreaper

      Looks like a sandtrooper

    33. Wesley Ridge

      I remember seeing these in the shops when I was real little and always wanting one I also wanted one of this keychain torch minifigs

    34. panda dragon

      Entre la licence Star Wars et celle Lego ce truc a du être vendu une fortune. Alors que la qualité de l'ensemble est... minimale.

    35. The blacksmith Initiative

      My dude looks like he had too long of a stay on tatooine

    36. stiky

      I still have one of these, still nicely white and still going

    37. Jorge Martinez

      05:00 "Liquid Ice" OMG you are the best 🤣😂🤣

    38. kurogachii

      That mandalorian helmet is sexy as hell, where did you get it?

    39. Error404sans Card theweeb

      I just realized I have a clock just like this, but it is a lego darth vader

    40. I Left My Cat On The Stove

      I love your humour so much! Your skills are incredible but the captions make your vids stand out and always make me smile

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    42. Agiel Kncn

      For 3 seconds i was thinking wtf is liquid ice..

    43. john carter

      So i bought a boba fett version i was told it works i got it off ebay but it does not work the battery terminals are clean not sure what could be wrong with it any suggestions

    44. Jhon Schloegel

      I love the screen wipe at 8:08 :)

    45. tiituspee

      real storm trooper would have miss the button in the end

    46. Matthew Grima

      Where do you find these items?

    47. Boosted__e92

      I read “liquid ice” thinking it was some fancy chemical for a few seconds before realizing it is water 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

    48. Jack Vance

      please give the ducktor a friend :(

    49. jesusranch34

      Nice touch incorporating the Star Wars-esque transitions. Amazing!

    50. Nick Peters

      I love the star wars transitions

    51. Gabetech Inc

      Saw the thumbnail and thought this was the beach trooper for a minute

    52. Luke Sewell

      To this day I still use my giant Lego Boba Fett alarm clock to wake me up every morning

    53. Mystical Baby Moose

      I had one of these!

    54. 32KOFDATA

      How did it manage to yellow on the inside?

    55. BlueBomber875

      I have this exact stormtrooper, it’s been sitting in my basement for years and it doesn’t even look nearly as bad lol


      Amazing restoration 👍

    57. Hunter Little

      my uncle has a yoda one of these alarms

    58. NotLuna 0

      I had the green ninja version of this lol

    59. Sridhar A

      Took me way too long to realise that liquid ice was just a funny way to say water. I mean I genuinely thought it was like a special solution or something

    60. Endermob11

      I think that Stormtrooper spent a little too much time away from the command center on a desert planet...

    61. Imprevisible

      i have the same, but it's darth vader

    62. Brain Cube

      Sir, that ain't a tub of liquid ice, that's condensed vapor. Rookie mistake...

    63. Michael Ledesma

      I like the Star Wars transitions

    64. help.

      This is just straight up amazing

    65. Kinoko

      All the transitions being the same as the ones in the movies made me incredibly happy

    66. Emma Gerety

      I love doctor rubber ducky 🥰🥺☺️. Especially when you brush his teeth

    67. Patricia Fortes Rigos

      Que bonito , eu pensei que ele fosse falar alguma coisa e fiquei surpresa em saber que é um relógio .

    68. GabeTheDog

      Yooo i still use that clock as my household clock

    69. Shaun Cole

      Ducktor with legs is terrifying

    70. ajmilagros

      You started this at 0230! Do you sleep?

    71. Abdullah Hussain

      I just wanna buy that screwdriver set. Not even to use, just to have it.

    72. Freeplay Gaming

      The fact that the line on its head is higher up then it’s supposed to be is driving me crazy

    73. Ichigo Kurosaki

      16:25 wait what the....!? Did he just revert time???

    74. KesorodaBlk

      Ah, so Odd was a Mandalorian all this time!

    75. Leo A. E.

      What's the improvement with the 50°C temperature in the process? Shorter times?

    76. Legolord Productions

      Odd Tinkerting's Chamber of Yellowing Removal

    77. Tolkienist 7

      If only someone could do this for the Disney trilogy but that is clearly beyond repair.

      1. Meldragon40

        Some isopropyl alcohol should do the trick

    78. Tinkersmith

      1:09 YEET

    79. spooder

      Bro, I had one of these, but it was a Darth Vader one instead

    80. Brooke

      This one was wholesome 😊

    81. Thomas Robinson

      That yellow in 9-10yrs? You just know that was from a household of smokers.

    82. King Khan

      Can you restore a sega genesis

    83. SuperSaiyanGod TruthSeeker99

      hey buddy got you on Patreon

    84. NoobGyver

      i remember seeing one of these in the lego store back in they day

    85. BrickHabitat Productions

      The smaller Minifigure is a completely different version of the Lego stormtrooper. But that's fine.

    86. TerraMerc 73

      Liquid ice lol

    87. IsiahTomas

      "Put your little hand in mine..."

    88. Lauren Scobie

      Nice work. My sister has this one and I have the earth vadar one. Got them for Christmas that year. Both are still looking great for there age with no discolouring yet

    89. Deppressoo

      Can you store the hydrogen peroxide to use again?

    90. Dunno

      I’ve had that on in my room for a while but it’s in perfect condition.

    91. ignore

      Turns out stormtroopers are droids :^)

    92. Swag Jutsu Team

      oh you live in US nevermind if you wanna ask "why?"

    93. CIRLU_bd

      the only thing you had to do to fix it was to put its hands in the correct position smh...

    94. Jet mechanic

      Mate that stormtrooper looks like Darth Vader threw him into an incinerator

    95. billybob bro

      Good good. Now we must restore the original lucas sequel trilogy

    96. Shopon Mama . 300 years ago

      I have one of these

    97. BenDestroyer120

      I actually have one of these that is in perfect condition

    98. FrontLine Airis

      A small question: Why is this method used to get rid of rust, and not C10H14N2Na2O8? I don't know about cost in your country, but in Russia it costs 5-6$ max per 300 grams

    99. Orbital_Shore 27


    100. Michael Poole

      I used to have this