The internet is suddenly abuzz with talk of the brand: Legos are now houseplants. That’s right. Instead of the Star Wars or Marvel build kits, the newest Lego collection is botanical. Below, we’ll discuss a brief history of the Lego brand and how this iconic toy from our childhoods is inspiring and captivating us once again.
The History of Lego
You might be surprised to learn that Lego is a family-owned Danish company that has been around since 1932. What started as a small carpenter’s workshop is now one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers. The Lego brick as we know it today was launched in 1958 and has been named the “Toy of the Century” twice.
When the Craze Happened
The first plants in the Lego Botanical Collection were released in January 2021: the Bonsai Tree and the Flower Bouquet. Later that year, Lego also released its Bird-of-Paradise. In April 2022, the collection expanded to the Orchid, which lets you rotate the stems, blooms, roots, and leaves to create your preferred look, and the Succulents, a kit of nine plants that can be configured in whatever way you desire. That’s when the TikToks started trending. And we don’t blame them…what could be better than succulents that can sit atop your desk without ever dying? After all, these bricks are more durable than cacti!
More on the Collection
The Botanical Collection is more than just Lego bricks that transform into foliage. Each plant in the collection has a secret meaning. For example, the Orchid symbolizes love, while the Succulents represent strength and positivity. The Bird-of-Paradise symbolizes success and freedom, while the Bonsai represents peace and tranquility. They’re even thought to bring good luck!
Where to Buy
The Lego Botanical Collection kits are tricky to find since everyone wants to get their hands on them. While we can’t guarantee they’ll be in stock, we can give you some leads on where to look, including Target, Amazon, and Walmart.