One of my LEGO building goals that I’m perpetually chasing is the creation of natural forms like plants in the blocky medium. And picea74 really shows me how to do it with this darling basket of flowers. First focusing on the wicker container, the weave has the perfect alternation of curved slopes to evoke the dry rustling of reed and cane. I particularly like how the builder handled the corners, adding to the structural integrity of the work by breaking the pattern, but doing so in a manner that still feels basket-like. The organics in this vessel are quite impressive, with the blue and pink carnations acting as paragons of “floral architecture.” And the use of sprues from the old tri-leaf part add a glorious bit of vine-ery to the vessel’s contents.
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.