Following on from the success of Lego toast, I thought it was about time I made a Lego themed lunch for my Lego-loving Small Child. I bought some fun Lego shaped silicone moulds a while ago, and still hadn’t got around to using them, so I had plenty of bits and pieces to get me started.
In this lunch, Small Child had some Lego shaped ham sandwiches, made by cutting sandwiches into rectangles, then adding the Lego ‘bumps’ which I cut from the bread scraps using a mini circle cutter. I attached the ‘bumps’ with a little organic houmous. I got the idea for these sandwiches from Cristi at Bent On Better Lunches.
On the side he had a mini Babybel Cheese, with circles cut from the wax to give it a Lego effect, carrot slices, again with holes cut from some of them to look a little like Lego, and some green and red grapes and clementine segments. I finished the lunch off with a couple of chocolate Lego men, made using one of my two Lego silicone moulds, and some homemade Lego food picks.
The Lego food picks were really easy to make – I just picked out a couple of tiny Lego pieces, filled the underneath with glue using a hot glue gun, and pushed cocktail sticks into the glue. I trimmed the sharp ends off the cocktail sticks before using, to make them slightly safer.
Of course Small Child wanted an after school snack, so I made one continuing the Lego theme. For his snack he had some blueberry and strawberry organic yoghurt, frozen in my second Lego shaped silicone mould to look like blocks. He also had a sliced banana topped with a couple more chocolate Lego men.
This lunch went down very well indeed, and I had so much fun making it. I have a feeling that Lego will be making another lunchbox appearance very soon. In the meantime, check out these awesome Lego themed lunches made by some of my fellow bento bloggers: