LEGO’s new Bird of Paradise set, designed by Chris McVeigh (also known as powerpig) is part of LEGO’s Botanical Collection subtheme. When compared to the other two sets in this theme, Flower Bouquet and Bonsai Tree, Bird of Paradise is the largest with 1,173 pieces and retails for US $99.99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £89.99.
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The set comes with its own pot, and according to Chris, “will not tip over unless you give it a shove”. You can change the height of the leaves and move them around to create your own arrangement.
Bird of Paradise is a combination of both System and Technic bricks. Because of the lightness of the parts used in the leaves, the plant sways if exposed to a breeze, just like a regular plant. If, like Chris, you love plants but don’t have green fingers, Bird of Paradise might be perfect for you.