LEGO has officially announced the next two sets in the highly anticipated Botanical Collection – 10309 Succulents & 10311 Orchid!
The Succulents include 771 pieces and the Orchid has 608 piece. They will both be available April 14 for pre-order and 1 May for general sale. The sets will cost US $49.99 / DE €49.99 / UK £44.99 / AU $89.99.
I was not alone in saying I was extremely impressed with the previous Botanicals sets, so these are sure to be popular. I had many conversations with fans speculating on what could be next. Succulents were one that people really wanted, and the orchids are a pleasant surprise.
The Orchid, like the Bird of Paradise, comes with a brick built vase perfect for display, and the succulents – nine varieties in all – each have a pot so they can be displayed separately, in groups, or one big collection. The Orchid can also be arranged in different ways to suit your style, which is a nice touch.
There are some great and unique parts included in both sets, and I’ve had the pleasure of building both sets already. Keep an eye out on my review on both sets in the coming days.
I’ll leave you with more images to check out, and the press release, as always.
New LEGO® Botanical Collection sets provide the perfect perennial project for adults looking to relax and unwind
Billund, EMBARGOED until Thursday 14th April 2022 at 10:00 CET: The LEGO Group announces two stunning new additions to its Botanical Collection; a LEGO® Orchid and a LEGO® Succulents selection.
Perfect as a thoughtful gift for a plant lover or for adding the finishing interior design touches, the new sets are designed to provide an immersive building experience for adults that lets creativity bloom.
With 73% adults saying they often research new ways to destress and over 72% saying play helps them relax, the new sets could provide a fabulous floral project for those looking to get creative while finding moments of mindfulness in their day.
LEGO Orchid (10311)
Recreate the showstopping blooms of a flowering orchid with this blossoming build. This new set features six large flowers and two newly opened flowers which can be customised to create a flawless arrangement for any space, without the worry about how often to water it.
A LEGO built blue fluted vase and bark mix made from LEGO elements completes this beautiful display of pink and white blooms which can be customised and rebuilt time and time again as the builder finds a moment of balance and harmony for them and their décor.
“The design of this set was inspired by a real Orchid we had in the office throughout the design process, so we could see how the flower changed through the seasons,” said Michael Psiaki, Lead Designer at the LEGO Group.” A challenge with this set was creating a cylindrical pot from LEGO elements that would be fun to build but also beautiful to look at.”
LEGO Succulents (10309)
The LEGO Succulents set is the gift that keeps on giving with nine individual succulents in their own containers. The separate plants and cacti can be built and connected together artistically or displayed individually and rearranged depending on the season or the décor with this ultimate low-maintenance display.
The Succulents set comes with three separate building instruction so friends and family can unwind together as they enjoy building the flora. “They say having succulents in a room helps you focus, and we hope this set gives the same feeling,” says Anderson Ward Grubb, Senior Designer at The LEGO Group. “We wanted to create a set that offers a relaxing and mindful building experience to help adults switch off from their busy lives and to most importantly re-focus on something they enjoy.”
The LEGO Orchid (10311) set and the LEGO Succulents set (10309) will be available to pre-order from April 14th from LEGO.com and selected retailers at ($49.99). They will be launched officially on May 1st, just in time for Mother’s Day in many markets.