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The one flower missing from the LEGO Botanical Collection

With all the tiny plants, bouquets, and succulents available in the LEGO Botanical Collection, I thought it was important to bring the brick-built flower back to its roots, pun intended. And with only 162 pieces, we can enjoy all the upscaled glory of my take on a trio of the original LEGO flower from 1977 sitting on a tri-stem piece from that same year. This is going to find a great home on my desk alongside my similarly-scaled creations. Now off to get the parts for white and red versions of the build…

The Botanical Collection

10328 Bouquet of Roses added to LEGO’s Botanical Collection [News]

Ever wanted to display some LEGO roses, but thought that 40460 Roses was just a bit small? If so, good news! LEGO has today unveiled the latest addition to the Botanical Collection in the Icons theme: 10328 Bouquet of Roses. The set features a dozen roses of varying sizes and the accompanying baby’s breath, made up from 822 pieces. Starting on January 1st, 2024, this staple romantic gift in brick form will retain for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.

More photos and the press release are here!

LEGO offers a trio of highly-anticipated sets to kick off December [News]

Amid all the Black Friday hoopla, the beginning of December nearly managed to sneak away into obscurity in the shadow of Avenger’s Tower. And yet, we have a set of new adult-themed sets hitting store shelves today: LEGO Ideas 21344 The Orient Express Train, LEGO Icons 10326 Natural History Museum, and LEGO Icons 10329 Tiny Plants. And while all the Black Friday and Insiders Weekend deals/GWPs have now dried up, a pair of new GWPs we recently reviewed are now available on the site: US | CAN | UK.

Take a look at the December releases below!

Beware this brilliant biting LEGO botanical

I think this ferocious floral fright by Woomy World is just jealous it didn’t get included in the LEGO Botanical Collection 10329 Tiny Plants set, scheduled for release on December 1st. That would explain the sneer it’s rocking in the shot below, but it could also be the spiky shield pieces from the Hero Factory series crafted into that toothy visage. In fact, the whole creation is brimming with Bionicle and Hero Factory parts, leading to a very natural look and a dark, sinewy stem.

Scarlet Snapper

LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10329 Tiny Plants – Lots of itty bitty pots [Review]

With the great success of the LEGO Botanicals Collection, it’s obvious the line is here to stay for good. It’s a smart move, seeing as there are a bazillion plants out there to act as inspiration. The latest kit in the series, LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10329 Tiny Plants, is certainly keen on checking a handful off the list. In this installment, nine miniaturized plant favorites find themselves immortalized in brick. Join us as we determine if LEGO did them justice. The 758-piece set is currently available for pre-order and will be widely released December 1st, retailing for US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99.

The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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LEGO reveals LEGO Botanical Collection 10329 Tiny Plants [News]

LEGO today revealed an addition to the popular Botanical Collection sets, LEGO Icons 10329 Tiny Plants. This set contains an assortment of nine small potted plants, from succulents and cacti to what looks like a small jade plant and maybe an African Violet. Each plant has a dark orange “terracotta” pot; there are three sizes of pot with three plants for each size, offering lots of variety to pick and choose what you display. This bundle of tiny cuteness includes 758 pieces, will launch on December 1st, and is already available for preorder from the LEGO Shop online at US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99.

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This builder brings the beautiful bugs

LEGO will be launching the The Insect Collection soon and, as a result, some of our favorite builders are a little buggier than usual. Take, for example, this lovely Orchid Mantis built by LEGO 7 that is adorned, like its namesake, in pink and white. The flowers come from 10311 Orchid set from last year.


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Ace Parts Usage: TBB’s favorite LEGO build techniques of 2023 so far [Feature]

Over the course of the last six months, we’ve featured literally hundreds of excellent LEGO creations. While all of them are already the best we’ve found, there are a handful that stand out above the rest.  Usually these creations feature the coolest techniques and exceptional NPU (Nice Parts Usage), and have us talking about them more than the average build behind the scenes. We’ve seen everything, but occasionally we’re extra impressed by something new and unique. Although we do feature our overall favorite builds (using several criteria) in the running for the TBB Creation of the Year in December, we’ve decided it would be fun to honor some ace parts usage right here, right now. Join us as we count down the best of the first half of 2023!

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Do you have a green thumb, or is that just paint on your finger?

Thanks to recent sets like The Starry Night and the Botanical Collection, decorating your home with LEGO is beginning to feel down right classy. Chi Hsin Wei has upped the ante by combining the two in this brick-built recreation of one of Van Gogh’s sunflower studies. While the background of this “painting” stays true to the feel of Van Gogh’s brushwork, the flowers feel freshly picked. The result is a beautiful study of contrasting build styles that works harmoniously as a single piece. Now that’s art!

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10314 Dried Flower Centerpiece – a seasonal delight for you dinner table [Review]

The latest in the LEGO Botanical Collection has finally arrived. This popular line has been a triumph for the brand, in that décor fans who have no experience with building are picking up these gorgeous sets. Likewise, experienced builders looking for something a little more sophisticated and elegant have found their niche. It’s one of those themes that have us thinking, what arrangement might they think of next? Well here we are! Join us as we take a tour of the 812-piece LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10314 Dried Flower Centerpiece, which will hit shelves February 1st, and retail for US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99.

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LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10313 Wildflower Bouquet – A diverse pop of color for your bouquet [Review]

The Botanicals Collection has quickly become one of LEGO’s most popular lines. With lovely colors and unique part usage, these sets are just as much a joy to display as they are to build, especially because their sophistication helps them blend into any “grown-up” design setting. After months of patiently waiting, the new additions are here, and at first glance, they don’t disappoint. First up is a closer look at the 939-piece LEGO Icons Botanical Collection 10313 Wildflower Bouquet, which will be available February 1st and retail for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.

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An botanical from eastern Asia that can’t be beat!

As someone who is constantly striving for natural shapes in my LEGO constructions, I’ve definitely taken notice of the techniques employed by James Zhan in their beautiful orchid plant. The simple yet elegant yellow and brown stripes on the flower’s petals are perfect here. And I’m in love with the use of this constraction armor part for the interior of the bloom. Following the lime stems down, we see some delicate leaf construction thanks to clips, bars, and curved slopes in green. Even further down, the cleisostoma paniculatum is held in a gorgeous black planter adorned with six large LEGO studs. I especially like the natural effect of the olive green roots partially covered by the “potting soil” made of 1×1 round plates.

Taiwan Cleisoma 台灣虎紋隔距蘭

And if you want to see more builders we’ve featured showing off their green thumbs, you can find them here.