Ethan insisted he take his new Lego bento to school today. He was absolutely giddy over it. When you can get a 10-year-old boy giddy over something like a lunch, well, you know it's something special. I had debated holding on to the new Lego bento until Christmas, but I'm kinda glad I didn't now because the poor kid might have just exploded if he had to wait all of winter break to take it to school to show off. This morning while eating breakfast he kept opening his lunchbox to peek inside, just to grin at the giant Lego brick and say "it's so cool!". Ha! :)
Today's Lego lunch:
- a row of Wheat Thin crackers
- a mini Lego container of sunflower kernels
- turkey rolls on homemade Lego bento picks
- strawberries in a jumbo-sized silicone cup
As far as I can tell these Lego food containers come in two sizes, large (which is what our big blue bento box is) and then small, which is really pretty mini (which is what the green inner Lego container is).
For some size comparisons, I took this picture.
So the big blue one is the main bento box, which fits nicely in Ethan's regular Pottery Barn retro lunchbox (seen here), then the mini Lego container is only like 4" long, this red one is the same as the green one that I packed inside today's bento (seen above). Lastly, I placed a regular old "real" Lego just so you can see the size differences.
Most of the Lego boxes at The Container Store are toy boxes and storage boxes and some of them are really big! If you order make sure you check measurements, and the description should state if it's suitable for food (and the ones that are will also say it's dishwasher safe). Also, if the photo shows it full of Legos, then it's probably meant (and sized!) for storage. :)