It’s not often you see a build that you want to take a bite out of. But especially for this LEGO wedding cake, I’d think twice about my pearly whites before I took a mouthful. LEGO chef Handoko Setyawan brick-baked a LEGO cake for dear friends who clearly are fans of both Harry Potter and a galaxy far far away. The icing on this cake is not what is outside, but a hidden showcase of a diorama showcasing the couple’s favorite movies.
The possibility of mimicking literally any material or texture with plastic LEGO bricks never ceases to amaze me. This extremely appetising chocolate cake by Kai NRG/Geneva features just a handful of curved slopes in reddish brown colour and is fairly simple, but the decorations are a little confectionery masterpiece. Elegantly shaped elephant tail/trunk pieces, which the sweet cream on top of the cake is made of, look almost edible.
No doubt a finger-licking good dinner shared with your soul mate is the best way to celebrate your friendship. And there’s no better place for a celebration than one that serves some juicy burgers, even if it’s just a burger stand on a street corner. Kale Frost designs one using round corner bricks 6x6x2 in tan as the top bun with an appetizing mix of green, white, red and yellow parts underneath it. And if you’re not into burgers make sure to check one of Kale’s previous builds, a fantastic fries stand.
If you’ve ever tried to create stop-motion animation using LEGO bricks before, you’ll know it takes a lot of effort. Before you check out the latest YouTube video by BrickBrosProductions (no relation to The Brothers Brick), take a moment to appreciate that it took three days and 1,500 pictures to film their 2-minute animation!
Inspired by PESfilm’s stop-motion animations, “Lego In Real Life” is a really cool short film about a boy with a LEGO Movie T-Shirt making his breakfast using LEGO-built ingredients, and the result is fantastic. Keep an eye out for the minifig fridge magnet, the bread turning into toast, and my personal favorite, the butter melting into liquid and bubbling in the frying pan.
Even if you’re not a Snapchat user, you’ve probably been exposed to the latest Internet sensation that is the Snapchat dancing hotdog. The popular mobile chat tool recent added this seemingly harmless augmented reality feature, only for it to instantly balloon into possibly the biggest meme of 2017. Of course, not wanting to miss this latest pop culture bandwagon, I have crafted a LEGO version of this adorable sausage for your enjoyment and/or annoyance. Because let’s be frank, the weiner takes it all – and I’m on a roll!
This Fried Shrimp Bento Box literally made me hungry just looking at it. ABS chef Moko certainly knows how to make our taste buds tingle. As for me, I only know good food when I see it, but I’m going to give it a go and identify them – you can correct me out if I’m in wrong!
Top Left, clockwise – We have boiled pumpkin and some shiny cherry tomatoes, Next to that is cabbage for our daily intake of healthy greens, followed by the main serving of fried shrimp! At the bottom right corner, we’ve got what looks like a serving of meat, beef perhaps, and some asparagus and tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) and a lovely portion of chuka lidako (seasoned baby octopus). Finally, a healthy portion of Japanese rice topped with an Umeboshi (pickled plum)
If you still don’t hear your tummy growling after that, I suggest you take a closer look at the parts that were used to make ABS plastic so appetizing! I’m just going to call out that Umeboshi made from a minifigure helmet, and the baby octopus tentacles which are made from sausages! What else can you find? In the meantime, please excuse me as I have to head over to my favourite Japanese restaurant now.
A collaboration between LEGO and the fan community in Malaysia has inspired brick-built versions of cultural icons representing everyday things that locals can identify and appreciate as something to remind them of home. The four builds come packaged very much like standard LEGO sets with instructions and a box, and are offered as part of a Gift With Purchase promotion in Malaysia for the month of June.
As part of the community engagement process, candidate fan designs were first shortlisted by LEGO, then the chosen builds received design input from Nicholas Foo, a LEGO Certified Professional based in Singapore, before finally going into production. Continue reading
One of Singapore’s favourite pastimes is enjoying great food — and that means great access to food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Featured as a Food Culture Mini-Build gift with purchase promotion in Singapore by LEGO, this unique food culture and national identity of Singapore is made available from June onwards across various stores each week featuring a different build. What’s more important is that these snacks and dishes not only taste good, but their LEGO incarnations look pretty sweet, too!
Actually, this amazing recreation of a gourmet dinner is made by a Russian builder (and cook!) Timofey Tkachev, but the “Danish influence” is unmistakable. All the food is very realistic, with many subtle detailing that reveals Timofey’s professional background. His favourite drink is also obvious from the amount of effort put into the beer bottle and glass. Although the concave shaping of a dinner plate is infamously hard to build in LEGO, but the builder cleverly solved the problem by making the plates “fancy”.
There is a subtle detail in this creation, because when viewed from above, the scene spells the abbreviation of the Russian LUG (although in Cyrillic and very subtle, so not many casual viewers are likely to catch it).
Though it probably wouldn’t go down smoothly, jsnyder002‘s LEGO burger and fries looks quite delicious, despite going a bit overboard with the ketchup. Contrasting textures of each ingredient, as well as two different colors for the tomato and ketchup, make this one of the best LEGO burgers I’ve seen. The use of green window shutters as lettuce is quite clever as well.
Remember that feeling when you open a brand new box of fresh chocolates and you can’t decide which one to try first? That was exactly my first impression when I came across John Snyder‘s box of LEGO sweets. Glossy tiles and dishes are coupled with thick white rubber bands, and the results really look like actual chocolate — from milk chocolate (in tan) through to rich dark bitter morsels (in dark brown). And best of all, the model has fabulous presentation — capturing the box on a dinner table with some sweets in a glass bowl.
UK based builder Nick Sweetman has created a fantastic build for Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday). My new favorite LEGO creature – the lobster – is helping himself to a bottle of something from the sink as the Chef and his new apprentice create delicious floor pancakes for the annual holiday. But I guess you should expect floor pancakes when you hire a butcher to operate the frying pan!