Traditions you share with friends are awesome. Especially when you decided on making Gundam figures out of food every year as 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.
The whole process is rather straightforward: 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.
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.
Make sure to check out Akihiro’s website as well with more great concept art and stuff to discover. If you want 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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