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. funkhouzr
    4 ore fa

    The star wars transitions 👏, I love all the details that go into your videos

  2. The Abominable Kenny
    The Abominable Kenny
    9 ore fa

    Hey My Guy, for stripped screws like that try putting a rubberband between the screwhead and driver before drilling out ive had some really stuck ones come out with that trick

  3. Dark Hour
    Dark Hour
    9 ore fa

    I really liked that rewind process there. It was pretty clever.

  4. Arc Master 7
    Arc Master 7
    12 ore fa

    This is a clock?

  5. DonDon109
    15 ore fa

    lol i have one of them

  6. Trap Johnson
    Trap Johnson
    Giorno fa

    This is the way.

  7. Yusei Satou
    Yusei Satou
    Giorno fa

    The duck has played much more role in this whole channel than Captain marvel in the avengers endgame

  8. kroger
    Giorno fa

    I used to have one of these

  9. Gildedtongue
    Giorno fa

    When he cleans a Darth Vader version of this, the water bucket'll be labeled as "Molten Dihydrogen Monoxide."

  10. LivinIsntEasy86
    Giorno fa

    Such a nerd.... *approving nod*

  11. Darth Carlos
    Darth Carlos
    Giorno fa

    Oh my god I have one of these alarm clocks, but mine was darth vader, i actually have it for my pfp

  12. Draco TheBodyStealer
    Draco TheBodyStealer
    2 giorni fa

    Odd Tinkering: Liquid Ice Me: What next? Steamy H20 Odd Tinkering: Hmmm, good idea

  13. Below Zero
    Below Zero
    2 giorni fa

    Mine still works just fine

  14. fishey boy
    fishey boy
    2 giorni fa


  15. aegis_
    2 giorni fa

    I have a darth vader one

  16. myke g
    myke g
    2 giorni fa

    The force is strong with this restorer.

  17. Record Runs
    Record Runs
    2 giorni fa

    From now on I choose to call water "liquid ice"

  18. King Milo2772
    King Milo2772
    2 giorni fa

    i have that alarm clock, as well as a darth maul one

  19. WandaII
    3 giorni fa

    What's the minimum percentage for hydrogen peroxide to work? I'm from Finland and we're extremely limited on how strong hydro peroxide we're allowed to own.

  20. Rebecca Benson
    Rebecca Benson
    3 giorni fa

    No way I have a Darth Vader one!

  21. W.D. Gaster
    W.D. Gaster
    3 giorni fa

    That’s a clock, my little brother bought a Batman one for no reason.

  22. speedzpetez
    3 giorni fa

    I used to have a Lego ninjago clock with a detachable sword. Pretty nostalgic ngl

  23. Mad Willi
    Mad Willi
    3 giorni fa

    Storm Trooper was all like "DUCKTOR TURN OFF MY CLEAN INHIBITORS"

  24. CT - 7056
    CT - 7056
    4 giorni fa

    Isn't liquid ice just water?

  25. Araf Ezaz
    Araf Ezaz
    4 giorni fa

    odd tinkering, uses liquid ice Isn't that just water with extra steps

    1. CT - 7056
      CT - 7056
      4 giorni fa

      Without even extra steps lol

  26. Brendan Smith
    Brendan Smith
    4 giorni fa

    Explore explore Repair repair.

  27. Tommy Maxey
    Tommy Maxey
    4 giorni fa

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

  28. Konex Matrix
    Konex Matrix
    5 giorni fa

    I have one of those but its Darth Vader

  29. Jhovany González
    Jhovany González
    5 giorni fa


  30. Mango
    5 giorni fa


  31. Christopher Rathmann aka shin godzilla 2017
    Christopher Rathmann aka shin godzilla 2017
    6 giorni fa

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

  32. Lapsi Cola
    Lapsi Cola
    6 giorni fa

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

    6 giorni fa

    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

  34. Cozmic Cozmo Gamin'
    Cozmic Cozmo Gamin'
    7 giorni fa


  35. manuadvance
    7 giorni fa

    13:23 whiter be like

  36. Fabricio Guerrero
    Fabricio Guerrero
    7 giorni fa

    I didn't got the liquid ice at first.

  37. Ahmed Hussain
    Ahmed Hussain
    7 giorni fa

    When did you revel your face

    8 giorni fa 😱😱😱😱

  39. Willie Houle
    Willie Houle
    8 giorni fa

    lol I have the Darth Vader one

  40. afiqfadhliariffin
    8 giorni fa

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

  41. GoukiMaster
    8 giorni fa

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

  42. carlos
    9 giorni fa

    I literally have that stormtrooper

  43. 帕克Paco
    9 giorni fa

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

  44. Joey Rega
    Joey Rega
    10 giorni fa

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

  45. Mr. Nice Guy
    Mr. Nice Guy
    10 giorni fa

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

  46. Carlos Galán
    Carlos Galán
    10 giorni fa

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

  47. CraftyMaelyss
    10 giorni fa

    13:45 Oh my, how scandalous! :0

  48. BaldHook205 _
    BaldHook205 _
    11 giorni fa

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

  49. MrRandom Mason
    MrRandom Mason
    11 giorni fa

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

  50. Abstract_Addison
    11 giorni fa

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

    1. Jeff Breneman
      Jeff Breneman
      7 giorni fa

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

  51. Veritech
    11 giorni fa

    Bro I've got a clock just like that

  52. Chase Candee
    Chase Candee
    11 giorni fa

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

  53. Bunga Callista Putri
    Bunga Callista Putri
    11 giorni fa

    Fix everything! Fix me!

  54. Nick Beilschmidt
    Nick Beilschmidt
    12 giorni fa

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

  55. AniNerd
    12 giorni fa

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

  56. Caleb Henry
    Caleb Henry
    12 giorni fa

    19:29 This is the way.

  57. Cameron Kissell
    Cameron Kissell
    12 giorni fa

    Jesus was this in a smokers house for 40 years?

  58. Kons37 Flyingreaper
    Kons37 Flyingreaper
    12 giorni fa

    Looks like a sandtrooper

  59. Wesley Ridge
    Wesley Ridge
    13 giorni fa

    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

  60. panda dragon
    panda dragon
    13 giorni fa

    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.

  61. The blacksmith Initiative
    The blacksmith Initiative
    13 giorni fa

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

  62. stiky
    13 giorni fa

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

  63. Jorge Martinez
    Jorge Martinez
    13 giorni fa

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

  64. kurogachii
    13 giorni fa

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

  65. Error404sans Card theweeb
    Error404sans Card theweeb
    13 giorni fa

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

  66. I Left My Cat On The Stove
    I Left My Cat On The Stove
    13 giorni fa

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

  67. bandithøm
    14 giorni fa


  68. Agiel Kncn
    Agiel Kncn
    14 giorni fa

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

  69. john carter
    john carter
    14 giorni fa

    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

  70. Jhon Schloegel
    Jhon Schloegel
    14 giorni fa

    I love the screen wipe at 8:08 :)

  71. tiituspee
    14 giorni fa

    real storm trooper would have miss the button in the end

  72. Matthew Grima
    Matthew Grima
    14 giorni fa

    Where do you find these items?

  73. Boosted__e92
    15 giorni fa

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

  74. Jack Vance
    Jack Vance
    15 giorni fa

    please give the ducktor a friend :(

  75. jesusranch34
    15 giorni fa

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

  76. Nick Peters
    Nick Peters
    15 giorni fa

    I love the star wars transitions

  77. Gabetech Inc
    Gabetech Inc
    15 giorni fa

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

  78. Luke Sewell
    Luke Sewell
    15 giorni fa

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

  79. Mystical Baby Moose
    Mystical Baby Moose
    15 giorni fa

    I had one of these!

  80. 32KOFDATA
    15 giorni fa

    How did it manage to yellow on the inside?

  81. BlueBomber875
    15 giorni fa

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

    15 giorni fa

    Amazing restoration 👍

  83. Hunter Little
    Hunter Little
    15 giorni fa

    my uncle has a yoda one of these alarms

  84. NotLuna 0
    NotLuna 0
    15 giorni fa

    I had the green ninja version of this lol

  85. Sridhar A
    Sridhar A
    15 giorni fa

    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

  86. Endermob11
    16 giorni fa

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

  87. Imprevisible
    16 giorni fa

    i have the same, but it's darth vader

  88. Brain Cube
    Brain Cube
    16 giorni fa

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

  89. Michael Ledesma
    Michael Ledesma
    16 giorni fa

    I like the Star Wars transitions

  90. help.
    16 giorni fa

    This is just straight up amazing

  91. Kinoko
    16 giorni fa

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

  92. Emma Gerety
    Emma Gerety
    16 giorni fa

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

  93. Patricia Fortes Rigos
    Patricia Fortes Rigos
    16 giorni fa

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

  94. GabeTheDog
    16 giorni fa

    Yooo i still use that clock as my household clock

  95. Shaun Cole
    Shaun Cole
    16 giorni fa

    Ducktor with legs is terrifying

  96. ajmilagros
    17 giorni fa

    You started this at 0230! Do you sleep?

  97. Abdullah Hussain
    Abdullah Hussain
    17 giorni fa

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

  98. Freeplay Gaming
    Freeplay Gaming
    17 giorni fa

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

  99. Ichigo Kurosaki
    Ichigo Kurosaki
    17 giorni fa

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

  100. KesorodaBlk
    17 giorni fa

    Ah, so Odd was a Mandalorian all this time!