The kits are also a great way to relax and unwind this year.

By Andrea Romano
January 05, 2021
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Anything from picking up a new hobby to enjoying the beauty of nature are good ways to relax. And now, Lego has a way to do both.

The Lego Group has released two new build kits that are great for turning off work-mode and doing something creative with your hands, especially for adult builders out there. The new Botanical Collection includes a 756-piece flower bouquet set and a 878-piece bonsai tree set.

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According to a wellness study conducted by Lego, 7 in 10 adults say they often research new ways to destress, and over 8 in 10 say playing helps them relax.

"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 the Lego Group, in a statement. "The customizable elements and mindful building experience will hopefully help them express their personality as their creativity blossoms."

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The flower bouquet has an array of gorgeous blooms, including snapdragons, roses, poppies, asters, daisies, and different grasses, which can be arranged and customized as the builder sees fit for a totally unique piece of home decor that will never wilt and never need watering. Perfect for people out there who tend to neglect even the heartiest cactus, the flowers can be built to be over 14 inches high.

The bonsai tree model is inspired by the ancient art of bonsai tree sculpting, but now you don't have to be afraid of being overzealous with the pruning clippers. This model lets the builder enjoy a sense of calm as they customize their tree with green leaves or pink cherry blossom blooms. It also comes with a stand made to look like slatted wood for an extra traditional effect. The model measures around seven inches high.

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Both set retail for $49.99 and can be purchased on the Lego website, Lego stores, or in other retailers as of Jan. 1. Individual roses and tulips can also be purchased for $12.99 or $9.99 respectively.

For more information, visit the Lego website.

Andrea Romano is a freelance writer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @theandrearomano.