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Japanese designer goes viral with functional and edible chocolate LEGOs

Mizuuchi's other projects include using morphing technology to make the Mona Lisa face the camera symmetrically, coding love notes and creating fake public information symbols.
By Matt Bradwell Follow @mckb26 Contact the Author   |   Aug. 13, 2014 at 5:44 PM
SHIZUOKA, Japan, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- New parents trying to train their children not to put objects in their mouths may want to stay away from the latest creation by Akihiro Mizuuchi.

The Japanese illustrator and designer has combined two childhood favorites that, for many, spill into adulthood -- LEGOs and chocolate.

Unlike other attempts to create candy LEGOs, Mizuuchi mold doesn't just simulate the iconic convex cylinders atop each LEGO block, but also the hollow underside with minurature support beams to hold the blocks together.

Mizuuchi's mold is so detailed it even imprints the LEGO logo on the top of each raised cylinder.

Mizuuchi's other projects include using morphing technology to make the Mona Lisa face the camera symmetrically, coding love notes and creating fake public information symbols.

Although Mizuuchi, a lecturer at the Shizuoka College of Design and Tokoha Gakuen University of Art, first posted the images online back in February, they did not go viral until a Wednesday write up on visual design blog Colossal, when they quickly became a huge hit on Twitter.






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