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LEGO Botanical Collection – Tips from LEGO Designers

The LEGO Botanical sets in the LEGO Icons collection for adult builders have become popular with long-time LEGO fans and they brought new fans to the hobby as well. The first three sets featuring a flower bouquet (#10280) a bonsai tree (#10281) and a bird of paradise (#10289) were released in 2021, followed by a succulents arrangement (#10309) and a potted orchid (#10311) in 2022, and a wildflower bouquet (#10313) and dried flower centerpiece (#10314) this year.

There are also several additional smaller sets with flowers in the LEGO Creator line that can be combined with the larger LEGO Botanical sets. These smaller sets include roses (#40460), tulips (#40461), sunflowers (#40524), and daffodils (#40646).

A couple of weeks ago, LEGO posted the designer-video for the #10314 LEGO Dried Flower Centerpiece with LEGO Designer Chris McVeigh. Chris highlights some of the special features of the set, and also demonstrates how two or even three copies of the set can be combined together for a much larger floral arrangement. Take a look below.

In another recently posted video, LEGO Designers Milan Madge and Annemette Baaskjær share details behind each of the flowers composing the #10313 LEGO Wildflower Bouquet, the design process to capture their individual beauty, and how the set can be combined with other flowers in the LEGO Botanical Collection to create unique arrangements.

While many LEGO fans enjoy the beauty of the LEGO flowers and focus on making pretty arrangements, others enjoy the unique ways LEGO pieces are used to make the flowers, leaves and stems, and all the recolored pieces. If you would like to take a look at the currently available sets in the LEGO Botanical collection, visit the LEGO Icons section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Do you have any of LEGO Botanical sets? How do you like them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Ray March 21, 2023, 12:50 PM

    For more Lego flowers, see also sets 40187, 852786, and several of the polybag sets from the Friends series over the past few years. The creative repurposing of elements in the larger Botanical sets is especially enjoyable, though!

  • amanda March 21, 2023, 9:31 PM

    I love the flower sets. Especially the potted plants. They look so nice on display. Almost real from a distance.

  • brickmaster March 21, 2023, 10:14 PM

    Based on the small sample of aunts and female friends, this series is a big hit with adults who previously only bought Lego for their kids. I would love to see their sales numbers, but I’m guessing this is a big hit for them.

    • Håkan March 22, 2023, 9:26 AM

      As the theme is continued, I guess the sets are doing well…

  • Jed March 26, 2023, 1:51 PM

    My favorite this far has been the succulents. The bases provide ample opportunity to create your own succulent creations using pieces from that set and other botanical sets. Very fun group activity.

  • Deb December 28, 2023, 8:26 PM

    We received the orchid set for Christmas. It was a bit challenging in places to assemble. We have always admired the excellent instructions that Lego has with their kits, however there were some confusing sections, and pieces that didn’t seem to be needed at all as they were not in the instructions. It did turn out nice, though.

    • Thita (admin) December 30, 2023, 11:27 PM

      Deb, sounds like you had fun with the Orchids even with some confusing sections! LEGO always includes some extra pieces. They are usually the smallest bits that could easily get lost. Enjoy your new flowers that need no water! 🙂

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