Sometimes, buying a gift for someone can be a tricky affair. Flowers often tend to be an easy favourite, even when visiting friends and family for a get-together. While these make for great decorations for the function and around the home, attempting to keep them alive for more than just a day or two is always a challenge. Thankfully, there are creative alternatives for the occasion. Enter the LEGO Botanical Collection.
Whether it’s a birthday or congratulatory cacti, the new range of LEGO Botanical sets has the ideal gift of your choosing. The range provides an artful and creative expression of affection, love, best wishes and self-care to your favourite humans. It was designed to mirror the timeless tradition of presenting flowers as gifts to your loved ones, with a creative twist that makes it truly unique.
Every LEGO Botanical set features a message that reads: ‘thank you’, ‘happy birthday’, ‘congrats’, ‘bravo’, and ‘best wishes’. Fans can choose from a range of crafted plants and flowers to create alternative decor for the home or office. Each set also carries its own expression. For example, the Orchid is a showcase of love, beauty and opulence, with the Sakura being a symbol of new beginnings. The Cactus is a guardian of devotion, warmth and safety, the Birds of Paradise signify triumph and liberty, while the Bonsai emphasises a sanctuary of tranquillity and serenity. Nothing says it better than the LEGO Botanical collection.
Speaking at the launch event this past week, the Country Manager for LEGO South Africa, Miroslav Říha, had this to say about the collection:
“Gift and flower giving are interwoven into the tapestry of South African culture. The LEGO Botanicals collection encapsulates the warmth and amiability of South Africans while paying homage to the nation’s rich and diverse flora and fauna, and with that, its timeless beauty ensures these particular bouquets will last a lifetime.”
In addition to the larger sets, LEGO has also included many single-stem blossoms, which can be mixed and matched to pair with other sets or together as a separate collection. These sets include Roses, Dafidils, California Poppy, Aster, Aloe Vera, Lavender, and Snap Dragon. You can style your favourites in symphonies of colour to create a truly unique configuration for your home, emphasising one of LEGO’s key takeaways: infinite creativity.
Throughout the month of September, South Africans can grab a glimpse of these sets out in the wild at Gateway and Sandton City malls. The collections will be displayed in charming flower carts, echoing that of real flower arrangements. The collections form part of the #SayitWithLEGOFlowers campaign currently running across South Africa. This provides LEGO-loving South Africans looking for their next creative gift options for the people in their lives.
In addition to the excitement of the launch, Miroslav Říha has also emphasised the importance of sustainability, which is also a key focus area of the collection.
“With gift-giving often playing into the negative aspects of consumerism, commercialising happy and emotion-filled occasions and often leading to the purchase and dumping of unsustainable materials like plastic, knowing that the LEGO Botanical sets incorporate plant-derived plastic elements sourced from sustainable sugar cane offers peace of mind to the eco-conscious gift-giver and giftee.”
When words won’t do, give the gift of LEGO Botanical.
The LEGO Botanical Collection forms part of the LEGO ICONS category. There are plenty of options to choose from, as well as combine for unique and creative configurations. You can purchase these online via greatyellowbrick.co.za, or in stores across the country.
The range includes sets such as Tranquil Garden, Dried Flower Centrepiece, Wildflower Bouquet, Daffodils, Orchid, Succulents, as well as my favourite, the Bonsai Tree, and many more.