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Building Block Lunch Sets

The LEGO Bento Box Makes it Socially Acceptable to Play With Your Food

— September 25, 2012 — Lifestyle
Build, stack and craft -- and when you get tired, pop the blocks into your mouth for a hearty and satisfying lunch with the LEGO Bento box.

If you're not a handy cook, then this spin on classic Japanese cuisine might be a little out of your league. The Instructables user who goes by the name of 'A Japanese Housewife' uses various ingredients -- eggs, leaks, cheese and ham -- to sculpt her LEGO creations. It is a process that takes a lot of patience and dedication, and is all done by hand (with the assistance of chopsticks for intricate details). She arranges the colorful sushi into a bento box filled with mincemeat and rests the LEGO logo made of egg ontop.

The LEGO Bento box is a hearty and pleasing way to package your lunch, especially if you appreciate the creative opportunities of the little blocks.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Food Art - Creating intricate, edible sculptures has become a trend in homemade meals.
2. Playful Lunch Boxes - Designing lunch boxes with a playful twist is in demand.
3. Creative Culinary Tools - Cooking enthusiasts are looking for innovative kitchen tools to create unique dishes.
Industry Implications
1. Kitchenware - There is an opportunity for kitchenware companies to create unique tools and containers that encourage experimentation with food.
2. Children’s Products - Companies that make children’s lunch boxes could benefit by incorporating playful designs.
3. Food and Beverage - Restaurants and food brands could create signature dishes inspired by DIY food art.
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