Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a set of precise Lego molds that turn melted chocolate into edible bricks. The bricks, which are made of white, milk, dark and pink chocolate, are totally functional. In fact, the artist has even built a series of chocolate LEGO robots using these bricks.
Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed molds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. He designed each character in Lego bricks on his computer first, so he could calculate which components he would require and in what quantities.
The idea started with a Valentine’s Day tradition amongst Mizuuchi’s friends to re-create characters from popular Japanese anime television programmer Mobile Suit Gun dam out of chocolate, documented on a dedicated Facebook group. No structure larger than a handful of bricks will survive the sweet and delicious construction process.