In case you were wondering, this is what I'm reviewing:http://shop.lego.com/ByCategory/Product ... n=13&d=443
I bought this for my eight year old's birthday party, and I'm reviewing it as a cautionary tale.
First off, it's a very small mold. Basically it makes a 12" high minifig cake. You can make three to possibly four cakes, just from one normal cake-mix box. The good news is that you get three cakes from one mix, the bad news is that unless you have multiple molds, you'll be baking numerous times.
The mold comes without instructions, so you have to guess how much batter to add (slightly less than 2 cups is what we tried) and how long to bake it (about thirty minutes worked for us).
The result is a cute minifig cake. The details like the eyes come out fairly well. However, I'd like to stress that icing the gorram things is a long process, especilly if you're using multiple colors. Unfortunately many of the details get lost by using icing. The hands were no fun at all. And the end result was a bit more kiddish than cool looking.
Now I'm not a cake decorator, so some might have better luck than me. With shipping and tax it came to $24. 20/20 hindsight, I would have been better off getting a sheet cake, icing it white, and adding the new Echo Base set as a diorama.
My five year old did enjoy eating the Lego man's head though, and I enjoyed cutting it off. So it was not a total loss.
It might make a better brownie mold, and I'm sure it would work fine as a Jell-O mold.
"He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative." - G.K. Chesterton