Sunday, December 11, 2011

new bento box: Lego lunch!

Hello big blue Lego brick bento box!


Lego Brick


When I found this new bento box recently I had to get one for Ethan. HAD to! The boy only lives, breathes and dreams of Lego's. And now he can eat in one too! I came across it at The Container Store. We finally had one open up not far from home and I had to venture in on my first kid-free escape I could manage. When I discovered this box there I was thrilled! I've seen them periodically online, like in stock images in various weird places, but couldn't figure out where they came from. Mystery solved!


LegoBento


His mega Lego brick bento box holds his usual packed lunch foods: turkey rolls, cheddar cheese, kiwi fruit, crackers and a strawberry cereal bar.


Lego Bento inside
The kiwi is chopped and in a jumbo sized silicone muffin cup with a Lego bento pick, the turkey rolls are also secured with Lego picks. 


Lego bento picks! I made those using the same easy peasy technique shared in the tutorial: how to make cute bento picks. :)


The Lego cheddar cheese was made by cutting tiny circles with a wide straw and painstakingly  placing the minuscule round nubs in place on rectangles of cheese. It was fun to surprise Ethan with the Lego'ed-to-the-max lunch, but I don't think I'll be making Lego cheese again anytime soon (or ever). It was a pain in the you-know-what. 


To say Ethan was excited about this new bento box would be an understatement. He was totally stoked. :)


I know it can be hard to get a clear idea of the size of the box. I don't think it's as massive as it appears. It fits perfectly in Ethan's Pottery Barn Kids retro lunchbox with plenty of space left for  an ice pack and drink container.


Lego in lunchbox  Lego in Lunchbox closed

Lego mania! Who else has a kid or two (or three) vying for Lego's? Ethan is psyched about the new Dino sets. And there are a lot of Star Wars sets he still pines for. Not to mention Alien Conquest (that's Owen's fave), Ninjago, Pharaoh's Quest....  So many Legos, too little dollars. Ha. :)


 

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11 comments:

Just Cherish Today said... [Reply to comment]

oh my, isn't that the cutest thing ever, and the lunch looks good too :)

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Too funny, I just bought the smaller version this week for Patrick's stocking. I just thought it was a cute little treasure box, may have to go back for the bento size one!

Kat - Ruthie-dos.blogspot.com said... [Reply to comment]

what I love is that, when you go to the store on amazon, they have little lego head containers you could use, a water bottle that looks like a lego person, and other sizes of the boxes so you could get smaller for a younger child or bigger one for an adult.

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

This is such an adorable box! I may have to break down and get one for Kidlet. He is a major lego fan also!

Rina said... [Reply to comment]

Love the blue lego box and your lego picks are super cute as well as the cheese!! I have a red one and have loved it ever since:)

Saville Family said... [Reply to comment]

Lego around here,too. My 11 year old daughter still loves to play with them--I'm gonna have to check out the container store :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Kat! Be careful with some of the other Lego containers, like the Lego head one -- most of those are toy boxes and really huge! The Lego one is the size of a watermelon. :) Check measurements. The only ones my store had are the size I bought and one tiny one (I'll post it today). One way to tell if the Lego box is for food or for toy storage, besides measurements, is to see if it says it's dishwasher safe. If it's dishwasher safe than you can be pretty sure it's meant for food! ;-)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Ooops, that above comment was supposed to say "the Lego head one is the size of a watermelon". :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hm. I'm not sure if I know how you made the picks. I get the sticker idea, but where did you get the Lego top? They look so tiny!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The Legos are just regular pieces! The tiny ones with just one or two nubs to them. Filled the cavity with hot glue and inserted the plastic picks. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Loved this idea! I went and got one for my son as well - and it says on the container store website they are food-safe. Where did you get the silicone balan? I can't seem to find it anywhere - it's super cute! Also Bento&co has brick shaped silicone cups as well! Thanks for the great ideas!

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