LEGO launches its botanical collection to merge building blocks with gardening
LEGO’s Botanical Collection marks the toy company’s latest effort to merge the joyous pastime of building blocks with the meditative work of gardening.
Two of the most popular hobbies to gain traction during the pandemic have been gardening and building with LEGOs. It seems like everyone fills their house with bouquets of flowers and greenery. While there’s no replacement for growing our own gardens, LEGO recently launched a collection of blocks that allow people to build their own bouquets and greenery with LEGO blocks. Dubbed the Botanical Collection, users will be able to replicate flowers like birds of paradise and orchids with the corresponding LEGO blocks.
Designed to provide users with a means of rest and relaxation, the Botanical Collection is like a kind of three-dimensional puzzle that merges the childlike joy of LEGO building blocks with the patient play of puzzles. While children and adults enjoy collecting LEGO blocks and building microscopic cityscapes from that collection, the Botanical Collection marks a clear effort by the toy block company to “adultify” their LEGO collection. .
The Bird of Paradise collection includes over 1,000 building blocks so users can take their time constructing clever three-dimensional replicas of bouquets and plants. In addition to the Bird of Paradise option, the Botanical Collection includes parts to build orchids, succulents, full bouquets, bonsai and whatever your imagination conjures up.
On rainy days, when gardening isn’t an option, LEGO’s new Botanical Collection provides a moment of respite indoors for those of us with green thumbs. From the Succulent Collection, LEGO designers encourage adults to “discover the profound virtues of our resilient friends. Venture into the plant kingdom and let your green fingers do what they do best, with this creative and relaxing build.