Akihiro Mizuuchi makes Lego
bricks from chocolate


Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a set of precise Lego moulds that turn melted chocolate into edible bricks (+ slideshow).

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

Akihiro Mizuuchi formed moulds around real Lego pieces, which were used to make the individual chocolate bricks that he built into figurines.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

The idea started with a Valentine's Day tradition amongst Mizuuchi's friends to re-create characters from popular Japanese anime television programme Mobile Suit Gundam out of chocolate, documented on a dedicated Facebook group.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

"On Valentine's Day this year, I decided to make a lot of chocolate Lego first and then assemble the characters with the chocolate Lego," Mizuuchi told Dezeen.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

He designed each character in Lego bricks on his computer first, so he could calculate which components he would require and in what quantities.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

He then laid the required bricks out on a Lego baseplate and formed a mould around them. The result is so detailed that it even includes the Danish toy company's logo on the top of each brick.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

Mizuuchi poured melted chocolate into the moulds and waited for it to cool before popping out the individual bricks required to make the Mobile Suit Gundam characters.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

Blocks were made in dark, milk, white and strawberry chocolate to create tonal variation, and Mizuuchi also experimented with colouring to produce green and blue pieces.

Chocolate Lego by Akihiro Mizuuchi

Mizuuchi is an illustrator and designer and also lectures at the Shizuoka College of Design and Tokoha Gakuen University of Art.

  • rohtmuz

    Err I hope Akihiro Mizuuchi has permission from Lego to produce this chocolate?

    • brick

      Anyone can make these bricks now. The patents are expired. But probably not with the Lego logo on them.

  • SirBlazeMore

    I made a sun house out of these. It was a disaster.

  • Dan Howarth

    I would have been a very fat child if these had been around while I was growing up.

  • Gaberanie

    Where can those moulds be purchased? I live in the UK.