The LEGO Group has announced it is growing its Botanical Collection further by introducing two new sets for adult builders: the #10313 LEGO Wildflower Bouquet and a #10314 LEGO Dried Flower Centrepiece.
The LEGO Group launched its Botanical Collection in 2021, with the introduction of the #10280 LEGO Flower Bouquet and #10281 LEGO Bonsai Tree. The Collection has since been expanded with more brick-based plants, including the #10311 LEGO Orchid and the #10309 LEGO Succulents. The two new sets announced today have been designed to help adult builders ‘grow closer’ and develop stronger bonds with friends or family while undertaking the social act of building them together.
“We want the two new sets we’re launching today to help people ‘grow closer’. Whether that’s buying the set for a loved one for an occasion such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, or at any other point in the year just as a little thank you. Why not give a longer-lasting LEGO plant and get to spend some valuable time building it together? We know the joy that plants can bring to people and our growing LEGO Botanical Collection has been created with that in mind. Plants are a great way to bring people together, and show our appreciation for one another,” said Jamie Berard, Senior Design Manager at the LEGO Group.
Builders can create the 939-piece #10313 LEGO Wildflower Bouquet and 812-piece #10314 LEGO Dried Flower Centrepiece from the 1st of February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, with the sets available to buy in-store and online for 59.99 EUR/ 99.99 AUD / 54.99 GBP/ 59.99 USD/79.99 CAD and 49.99 EUR / 99.99 AUD/ 44.99 GBP / 49.99 USD/ 69.99 CAD, respectively.
The LEGO Botanical Collection is part of the LEGO Sets for Adults range, which gives adults immersive building experiences that let their creativity bloom, as well as provides a building opportunity for plant lovers to create masterpieces they can proudly display in their homes when finished.
The #10313 LEGO Wildflower Bouquet is crafted entirely from intricate LEGO pieces and features eight species with adjustable stems. Budding florists and flower lovers can spend hours building and identifying the blooms inspired by cornflowers, lavender, Welsh poppies, cow parsley, leatherleaf ferns, gerbera daisies, larkspurs, and lupins. Once complete, these LEGO flowers can be displayed in a favorite vase to become an eye-catching piece of home decor that will plant seeds of joy in whichever room they’re placed. The bouquet has been designed to complement the previously released #10280 LEGO Flower Bouquet, so builders can either create two separate bunches or one large bouquet.
“We wanted to showcase the breadth of shape and color that is all around us in the natural world. Not only in wilderness but the beauty in the ordinary fields, parks, and footpaths we pass every day,” Milan Madge, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group, who designed the new LEGO Wildflower Bouquet.
The #10314 LEGO Dried Flower Centrepiece allows builders can cultivate a piece of home decor that requires zero maintenance. The set is a reminder of the subtle, calm, muted tones of fall and includes a gerbera and rose as its focal point. Once complete, it can be hung on the wall, used as a beautiful centerpiece, or – when combined with one or two other sets – can be used as a striking table decoration that will be cherished forever. The buildable model has a split design which allows two people to construct it at the same time, providing the perfect way to spend quality time with a friend or family member.
“This set captures the soft colors of fading summer and will complement any table setting. It is designed to grow, too: add a second (or even a third) set to create a larger centerpiece that will delight guests at your next dinner party,” Chris McVeigh, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group, who designed LEGO Dried Flower Centrepiece.
For both sets, builders can use physical building instructions or a digital device to access the LEGO Builder App. The LEGO Builder App allows fans to store instructions, build together with loved ones at the same time, as well as view, zoom and rotate their creations as they build the actual model.
The LEGO Group has introduced the two new sets as a way for people to relax, unwind and unearth some mindfulness in their otherwise busy lives. This is especially pertinent as the LEGO Group’s recent Play Well Study 2022 research* showed 80% of adults are actively seeking new ways to unwind*, with the vast majority (87%) adding that play helps them relax and feel calm. To find out more about the new LEGO Botanical sets, visit the Botanical Collection section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new botanical sets? Are you planning to get either of them? Do you have any of the previous sets in the collection? Which one is your favorite so far? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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