If you’ve been doing puzzles and getting into Legos with your kids during lockdown, you might be ready to ramp it up, and Lego has the perfect way for adults to do just that: The Lego Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet and Bonsai Tree are both designed for adults, though skilled junior builders can give them a go, too, of course.
The Flower Bouquet, at 756-piece set that retails at $49.99, is a bright combination of snapdragons, roses, daisies, poppies and asters. If you want to start off with something smaller (and less expensive), the small tulip bouquet option will only set you back $9.99. There’s also a smaller Lego rose pack for $12.99.
If you’re less about flowers and more about ancient Japanese traditions, you’ll love the 787-piece Bonsai Tree set, which is $49.99.
Both kits are completely customizable. (They’re also both temporarily sold out at publication time.) For the bouquet, you can make the stems shorter or longer to fit your vase. You can also switch out the bonsai tree’s leafy green canopy for light pink cherry blossoms whenever you wish.
According to Jamie Berard, design lead at the Lego Group, the new botanical sets (made from plant-based plastic produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane) give adults an option to “switch off and relax,” reported Fast Company.
Lego recently shared a video on Twitter showing how beautiful the Bonsai Tree looks when built.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) December 30, 2020
The Botanical Collection sets have gone down a treat with grown-up builders.
“I bought this for myself as a lover of botany and the set did not disappoint,” wrote one reviewer of the Bonsai Tree on Lego.com. “The pictures on LEGOs website do not do it justice! It looks gorgeous displayed on my desk and I have great enjoyment tweaking the branches and fiddling with it.”
Fans are just as enthusiastic about the Flower Bouquet.
“I think I was among the first few Lego fans to purchase this new product, and really surprised me of how beautiful it is!” wrote one reviewer. “I took few pictures sending to my friends, they all thought it was a real flower bouquet!”
Have you been doing puzzles during the pandemic?