Welcome to the The Lego Movie #FoodNFlix Challenge! For the month of March we will be working on recipes inspired by the animated movie The Lego Movie or the new The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part that is currently playing in theaters. The Lego Movie is such a fun movie! I must admit that before watching it I wasn’t sure I would like it. I encourage you to give it a watch as it is very funny, very creative and a whole lot of fun.
Lego has been a huge part of my life for many years now. My oldest son received his first “real” Lego set when he was three years old from his grandparents. When I say “real” I mean the sets you typically see with the smaller bricks, not the Duplo bricks. I was worried he was too young, and especially worried about his newborn baby brother. I could not have been more wrong’ it turned out to be one of the greatest gifts he ever received. Lego has been a part of his life ever since and he is now and adult fan of Lego (AFOL, learn more here). I hope it continues to be a source of joy for him.
I would like to note that this is not a sponsored post and we are in no way associated with Lego or any of their partners. We are just huge fans!
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There is a some food inspiration in the movies, but the real opportunity is in the inherent creativity of Lego. There are many intellectual properties that show up in the movies: DC Comics (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman), Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park and many, many more. You could be inspired by the bricks themselves. There are so many shapes and colors. Or choose foods that Lego has created in “brick” form, such as carrots, apples, bananas or cherries. I’ve included a couple of pictures below to get your creative juices flowing!
Be a “master builder” and come up with your masterpiece inspired by Lego!
The most important thing to remember with anything to do with Lego is to allow yourself time to be creative. Try something you’ve never tried before. Put things together in a new and different way. There is no wrong with Lego. You can always pull things apart and do something different. I’ve loved the impact Lego has had on our lives and has helped us all not be afraid to try something new. The possibilities are truly endless!
How to participate in Food ‘n Flix:
- Watch the movie The Lego Movie or The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Buy it, rent it, borrow it – matters not. Just set aside a couple of hours a month to sit back, relax, and be inspired! If you’ve seen it before, try watching it again with your “foodie” glasses on.
- Taking inspiration from the movies, make something creative!
- Post a new blog post and include a link to The Lego Movie #FoodNFlix Challenge and a link to Food ‘n Flix. Talk a little bit about the movie – why you enjoyed or disliked it (and note, it’s okay to dislike the chosen movie and still participate). Talk about the food inspiration you found. The discussion is half of the fun – getting so many different opinions and thoughts on the same film.
- OR post a photo of your finished dish on Instagram (public accounts only) and include in the caption: short intro, recipe, #FoodnFlix, #LegoMovieFood and tag @simplyinspiredmeals1554
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
- Include Food ‘n Flix Submission in the header
- Include your blog name, recipe name and link to the recipe
- Include a photo or permission to pull one from your post
- The deadline is March 30, 2018
- Watch for the roundup to be posted shortly after this deadline!
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