These New LEGO Sets Are Perfect for People Who Can’t Keep Plants Alive
For those who aren’t good at keeping their houseplants alive, don’t worry, LEGO has you covered. The Danish company is now selling plants you won’t have to (painstakingly) grow, but rather, you’ll just have to build.
LEGO’s new Botanical Collection features sets that let you turn bricks into floral arrangements. One is called the LEGO Flower Bouquet, and it includes 756 pieces which can be customized into roses, daisies, poppies, asters, and snapdragons. Let the florist in you go wild; you can create a flamboyant bouquet as high as 14 inches tall, or make smaller arrangements and spread them around the apartment.
The other set allows you to grow a bonsai tree in hours, instead of years. Called the LEGO Bonsai Tree kit, it includes a rectangular pot, a slatted wood-like stand, a bonsai tree, and green leaves. Once the summer season arrives, you can even change the green bricks with pink ones to make cherry blossoms bloom.
Both sets are green, in more ways than one. They include a number of elements made from sustainably-sourced, plant-based sugarcane plastic, an initiative the company started in 2018.
According to LEGO, they came up with the idea for the Botanical Collection after their 2020 Play Well Study found that seven in 10 adults consistently look for ways to unwind. Plus, 81 percent of respondents agreed that play helps them relax.
“As adults look for new ways to switch off and relax, we’re delighted to be able to help them seek solace from their busy everyday lives as they immerse themselves in creating these beautiful botanical builds,” said Jamie Berard, Design Lead at the LEGO Group. “The customizable elements and mindful building experience will hopefully help them express their personality as their creativity blossoms.”
LEGO’s Botanical Collection is now available in their online store.