Chocolate Lego bricks you can even use

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Traditions you share with friends are awesome. Especially when you decided on making Gundam figures out of food every year as a Valentine’s day tradition. The illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi (who also lectures at the Shizuoka College of Design and Tokoha Gakuen University of Art) had the pleasure to share this quirky tradition with his friends but mixed up the game a little when he molded some Lego bricks out of chocolate this year.

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The whole process is rather straight forward: Use a two phase silicone to make the negative forms out of lego bricks. Let it harden and then you have the perfect molds which you can fill with the melted chocolate of your choice.
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Creating these 8bit inspired figures is another thing. Akihiro constructed the figures on his computer first before trying to assemble them for real. If he would’ve got me one of these for Valentines, I couldn’t guarantee for anything.

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Make sure to check out Akihiros website as well with more great concept art and stuff to discover. If you bwant to know a bit more about the whole process of making these chocolate Lego bricks, head over to his Flickr where he documented the whole process with lots of beautiful pictures.

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  • I want this soooo much!

    • I second this, they should really put this into production :)

  • FiH

    And they always say that you shouldn’t play with your food but the temptation would be too big.

    • Maybe one of the reasons these molds aren’t commercially abailable yet :)