Everyone is looking for a creative way to relax these days. Whether it’s discovering adult coloring books or baking fresh bread, people around the world have picked up creative hobbies inside the comfort of their own homes. Just last month, LEGO introduced its new Botanical Collection to help give both children and adults a touch of nature inside the home with a mindful project attached. Even better, the blocks are produced using plant-based plastic.
The Botanical Collection includes a bonsai tree model and a flower bouquet model. The collection comes at the heels of a study conducted by LEGO that included 18,117 parents and 12,591 children aged 5 to 12 from 18 different countries. The research found that 81% of adults across the world found that play helps them to relax or destress, while 73% of adults look for unique ways to destress weekly. The Botanical Collection presents a creative opportunity to reduce stress by building customizable, natural-looking pieces that will stay vibrant for years to come.
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The LEGO Flower Bouquet ($49.99) is a 756-piece set with adjustable flower stems to accommodate different types of displays, such as glass vases. A combination of artificial snapdragons, roses, poppies, asters, daisies and grass, the bouquet can be arranged into various shapes, heights (up to 14 inches) and color palettes depending on the builder. Similarly, the 878-piece LEGO Bonsai Tree ($49.99) set gives users a choice between pink cherry blossoms or green leaves. The Bonsai model is about 7 inches in height, including the stand and the base, perfect for office desk decor.
“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 LEGO Group. “The customizable elements and mindful building experience will hopefully help them express their personality as their creativity blossoms.” According to the company, the plant-based plastic elements are made using sustainably sourced sugarcane.
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