Intro: How to Make Jello LEGO Minifigs
Step 1: Gather Together All Necessary Ingredients
a packet of Agar-Agar
fruit (we recommend strawberries)
LEGO minifig molds (you can get them at the LEGO store)
heart-shaped cookie cutters
fruit juice of your choice (for color and flavor, for clear use coconut water)
optional: tequila or vodka (if you want to make jello shots)
a saucepan and a stove
Step 2: Prepare Your Molds
Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature, and your molds are clean. Agar-agar doesn't work well with grease. Now is the time to prepare your fruit "hearts" if you are going to do so with the LEGO men. Cut heart shapes out of your fruit, and set aside in the heart area of each LEGO minifig mold. (Strawberries work great for the "hearts").
Step 3: Prepare the Agar-agar Jello
Add 1/2 cup fruit juice to a small saucepan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of agar agar. Allow the mixture to dissolve and sit 5 minutes. Then, turn the stove on and bring the mixture just to a boil, before quickly reducing to low heat to simmer for 1-4 minutes. (When you can see that the agar agar is fully dissolved, it’s done.)
Then for color and flavor, add your remaining 1/2 cup juice, and quickly remove the mixture from the stove. Stir well.