There are many people renting small apartments that would love to have a plant in their home but don’t want the stress or mess or dealing with a living plant. So, surely the next best thing for LEGO collectors is to build a beautiful plant that will never shed its flowers or die from a lack of water. That is precisely what is on offer with the new LEGO Botanical range and the LEGO Creator Bird of Paradise Set 10289 is a real conversation starter for any coffee table or desk.
This new addition to the LEGO Creator sets is a clever way to bring a stunning plant into your home.
Although made from a series of bricks, a surprising amount of work has gone into making this plant as lifelike as possible. It all starts with the shape of the curvy glossy leaves of this plant, which are in a striking dark tone. The shape gives them a more natural look than a flatter brick construction. Then there are the flowers, which have bright colours and all the spiky features that replicate the real flower. If all this wasn’t enough, LEGO has designed the stems and stalks so that they are adjustable and – apparently – able to sway a little in a breeze. This motion brings a new dimension to what could have been a static, unrealistic model.
The attention to detail and consideration for the builder goes even further in this build with the use of various interesting bricks. The structure of the plant pot is new and creates an elegant shape that is ideal for a stylish desk. There is are also little soil elements for the pot and the stigma of the flowers are purple swords. It is little touches like this that show just how imaginative and resourceful LEGO can be after all these years.
While this LEGO Creator Bird of Paradise Set 10289 is sure to be appreciated by all ages, it is not easy to build.
This is one of the smaller 18+ sets, although there are still more than 1000 piec. It is the complexity of the adaptable structure and the dexterity needed to build the plant out of the pot that make it better suited to older builders. This set is sure to provide a lot of joy and could be a great interactive decoration anywhere in your home.