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    Kai Wilken, a former graphic designer, puts his talents to use making his son Laddie's lunches. Before the family's trip to Disney World, Laddie took the top slice of bread off his sandwich to find an edible Mickey Mouse grinning back at him.
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    Kai Wilken, 35, is busy making his son Laddie's lunch. The former graphic designer spends hours transforming regular foods into edible superheroes and cartoon characters.
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  • Bento Box Lunches

    Kindergartners at Dundee Elementary School in Omaha, Neb., spy what's in 5-year-old Laddie Wilken's "lunchbox" (at middle). His father, Kai Wilkin, has made him a "BLT Robin," inspired by Batman's youthful sidekick.
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  • Bento Box Lunches

    Ever since Laddie Wilken's first day in kindergarten, his father has been making him special lunches, such as this Batman-inspired sandwich made from turkey and cream cheese on pumpernickel. Wilken used American cheese for the jaw and eyes, grapes and licorice bites for the night sky, and a hard-boiled egg with sushi nori for the 'Bat Signal.'
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    This lunch fits perfectly in Laddie's Batman lunchbox. Wilken used a Robin action figure to draw a sketch of the superhero, which translated into this BLT sandwich.
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    Batman was such a hit that Laddie's dad decided to follow up with this Joker salad, made from cherry tomatoes and cucumbers fresh from Wilken's garden. His hair is chopped fresh basil, accented with salt and fresh cracked pepper, then finished off with a drizzle of olive oil.
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    In this 3-D masterpiece, Speed Racer's trusty car, the Mach 5, is made of turkey, pepperoni and provolone cheese with mayo on the heel of a sourdough loaf. Speed Racer himself is made from a boiled egg, cheddar, turkey, sushi nori and a thin slice of honey gelatin for the goggles.
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    There's no mistaking what superhero Wilken was trying to portray here. He constructed Pixar Animation's Mr. Incredible out of ham, strawberries and cheese. Much of the black detailing in Wilken's lunches are made from sushi nori, the seaweed used to wrap sushi rolls.
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    Curious George has been made from roast beef and turkey with brown mustard on whole wheat, sitting atop banana chips, broccoli and Cheez-Its. The banana is made of American and Swiss cheese on pepperoni placed on a Ritz cracker with cream cheese.
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