A little confession time: I still play with Lego sometimes.
When my anxiety and OCD had really spiraled sometime in the mid-2010s, I found my way back to Lego thanks to a friend, and assembling Lego helped make me feel more calm and peaceful. There's actually quite a few adult Lego enthusiasts out there, as shows like Lego Masters can attest.
Lego is aware of the value of their product in calming the mind and have released the Lego Botanical Collection. Described as a "home decor" style, the line is designed for adults as a mindfulness and creativity. The sets include a number of pieces made from plant-based plastic and produced with sustainably-sourced sugarcane.
“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.
Adults can practice building these beautiful flowers, which can then decorate their homes.
There are two main products to purchase, a Lego Flower Bouquet which is a colourful 756-piece set where people can create roses, poppies, asters, and daisies. There is also a 878-piece set Lego Bonsai Tree building kit that comes with green leaves and pink petals that people can swap out seasonally.
Pick them both up in Lego stores on online, both retail for $89.99