Checkbox outside the task function?

Is there any way to create checkboxes outside the TODO functionality? Have searched here and tried standard markdown with no success.

The syntax is

first line of a block (then do a shift-enter)
* [ ] empty check box (note that this needs to be in the same block as the previous line)
+ [x] filled check box (yes you can use either + or *)

The catch is “checkboxes outside the TODO functionality” cannot be in the first line of a block.

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Thanks - I had notes on this but was missing the importance of the *