My new 1 pound T&S mold

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annalee2003

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Haha, glad to see that someone actually made one of these! That's awesome!

Wish I could do this with my daughters legos, but they're the big bulky ones and aren't as snug fitting as regular legos (and shes two and would probably throw a complete fit if I touched her legos, haha).
 

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Awesome job. Totally impressed.
 

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No idea. They fit together pretty snuggly so it should be minimal.
 

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Looks great newbie, both the soap and lego mold! Is it wrong to wish I had some kiddos just to steal their legos? And if the suppliers continue to ignore your hints about a 1lb tall skinny mold, I say fabricate it yourself. Couldn't you drop a smaller rectangular form inside the lego shell and pour silicone over the top essentially creating your own liner?
 

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Wow that is so cool! Would it be wrong to go out and buy lego:-D? Also I love the swirls you've created.
 

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Excellent job Newbie! I've been planning to get out the lego bin and give this a try. Please let us know how it was to unmold (did you put anything on the inside?)
 

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I'm gonna have to hit up my cousin and swipe some legos from her son LOL
 

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Believe it or not, I bought my own legos. My son would have a complete conniption if I broke up a set to do this. I bought a random 750 piece bag from a seller on ebay. I got SO MANY flat and specialty pieces and not too many regular bricks so it took a while to piece this together. It's holding so far!

I coated the inside with mineral oil, to be safe, and some oozed out along the bottom. I can see just a little bit of black batter along the bottom but nothing like a major breach.

I thought about making my own mold but I really like not using a wooden box. I love the stand-alone silicone molds because if you don't want to gel, it's much easier to control. A homemade silicone mold (stand-alone, non-liner) would have to have the ribs and reinforcements and I don't really know how to do that properly.

I am hoping Carrie from Nurture hears my plea!!!

Soap is in gel and out from under the covers to cool on the counter. I had two little bumps inside to tell me where 4 inches in height is, so when I unmold, I will take off the bottom/platform and push it out from the top so I don't get gouges from the bumps. Fingers crossed.
 
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I hope Carrie hears you too! I would love for Nurture to offer a 1lb tall skinny version like this one with the ribbed sides. Also agree that not using the wood box for support helps control gel better.

 

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Yep, that is exactly the kind I want but in T&S shape, 4-5 bars. I don't know why there isn't one out there already.

Well, it was a pain to unmold, but I am very happy with my soap.

I get loads of streaking when I'm at the bottom of the box of tallow, but it works well in this soap.

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Based on the cost of my kids' LEGO, this mold only cost about 5x what a professionally made one would cost? :)

Fun DIY idea, and I really like how the soap colors turned out!
 

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Tip I read someplace: Put the legos in pillow case or a lingerie bag and wash them in your washing machine.

What a cool idea! The only flaw is the bottom of the mold. Maybe get a piece of quilting mylar, cut it to fit, and lay on the bottom?

I would also love a 1 lb TS mold. And I also really want a log mold that makes squares! I use my TS mold to make small squares sometimes, but I want to make regular-sized squares. For what I have in mind, I don't want a column mold.
 
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