One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of outdoor activities and in-person human interaction that ensued is that many of us have quickly sprouted green fingers. In fact, gardening tools were among the top non-essential items Malaysians were spending on during the thick of the movement control order (MCO), according to a Vase.ai survey.
Be it to curb boredom while being confined to their homes or growing their own edible plants, gardening will continue to trend as searches for 'indoor plants', 'buy plants', 'plant delivery', 'names for plants', 'my plant is dying', and 'how to revive plants' continue to rise, according to Google.
However, as quickly as some budding plant experts have discovered that these greens can provide bonding and recreational opportunities amid lockdown boredom and despair, they also learned that not everyone is green-thumbed. Fortunately, there's a good, bright, and blooming alternative.
Lego has revealed a new range of mindful models for the aspiring green fingers and botanical lovers, the decorative Botanical Collection. With a stunning Flower Bouquet and an adorable Bonsai Tree, hobbyists can now tinker with modular blocks and add a bit of zen in their space without risking the 'plants' dying because they don't need to be watered to stay fresh.
“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, Lego group design leader. "The customisable elements and mindful building experience will hopefully help them express their personality as their creativity blossoms."
As apt reflection of the theme, the Lego Botanical collection uses a number of plant-derived plastic elements made from sustainable sugar cane.