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You Can Now Get Flowers and a Bonsai Tree in Lego, Because Why Not?

For the plant lovers who also love Legos.
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At this point, is there anything Lego hasn’t dipped their toes in? There’s Lego x Nintendo, Lego x Adidas, Lego x Sesame Street, Lego x Aston Martin, and even Lego Fort Santiago

With people’s current obsession with plants and all things green, it was only a matter of time before Lego got in on the action.

Lego just introduced its Botanical Collection, which includes a flower bouquet and a bonsai tree. Ostensibly it’s for people who like looking at and taking care of plants but don’t want to risk having them wilt and die.

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Instead of playing with them, Lego says the Botanical Collection is more decorative. It’s for people to look at and enjoy once they finish putting them together. 

According to the Lego Play Well Study 2020, at least 73 percent of adults globally research or think about ways to destress at least weekly, while at least 81 percent say lay helps them relax and destress. The new Lego sets answers the call for both, providing a means for people “to get creative, destress and find moments of mindfulness.”

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Lego says both sets in the new collection include elements made from plant-based plastic, produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane.

Lego flower bouquet and bonsai tree

The flower bouquet set consists of 756 pieces that feature a combination of snapdragons, roses, poppies, asters, daisies, and different grasses. Lego says older builders can customize the arrangements as the flower stems are adjustable and can be tailored to suit any vase.

Meanwhile, the bonsai tree set is composed of 878 pieces and can be shaped with either green leaves or pink cherry blossoms. It comes with a rectangular pot and a slatted wood-effect LEGO stand.

“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,” says Jamie Berard, Design Lead at the LEGO Group. “The customisable elements and mindful building experience will hopefully help them express their personality as their creativity blossoms.”

The Lego Flower Bouquet blooms can be designed to be over 14 inches (36cm) high, with the set priced at P3,499.75, while the Lego Bonsai Tree stands at seven inches (18cm) high when complete and is priced at P3,499.75. Both sets will be available from 4 January 2021 across LEGO Certified Stores and major retailers in the Philippines.

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