Traveling the yellow brick road from the savannah to the windowsill, we arrive at a home for some flowers and winged creatures. Today we take a look at LEGO Creator 3-in-1 31149 Flowers in Watering Can. This set caused us to sit back and reflect a bit on the nature of 3-in-1 sets and if more thought is going in to the secondary models than used to – and if so, is it working? Here’s our review of this 420-piece set, which is available now from LEGO.com for US $29.99 | CAN $39.99 | UK £24.99.
Introducing 21342 LEGO Ideas The Insect Collection, originally conceived by LEGO fan José Maria, from Spain. The set itself consists of a blue morpho butterfly, a Hercules beetle and a female Chinese mantis. The insects are accompanied by a small honeybee and a seven-spotted ladybug. Each one of the main bugs comes with their own buildable habitat. To celebrate the launch, the LEGO group will be accompanying the set with a new nature-inspired ASMR playlist called Green Noise. The playlist is created in partnership with award winning and Emmy-nominated Foley artist Sanaa Kelley. It can be enjoyed online at LEGO.com/insects. Available September 7th (September 4th for Insiders), 21342 LEGO Ideas The Insect Collection will retail for US $79.99 | CAN $99.99 | UK £69.99.
I can’t remember the last time I saw a butterfly. Then again, I can’t remember the last time I saw a live chicken or cow. Living in the city does have its benefits, but sometimes we forget the beautiful living creatures on mother earth. These three butterflies remind us of how simple things can easily be forgotten in nature and how wonderful LEGO bricks are, how the simplest of things can bring color to remind us of life. Johan Alexanderson didn’t make these random-colored, but instead takes their shape and color from actual butterfly species. The green foliage, though made of seemingly random parts and elements trick my vision into thinking I can almost smell the morning dew.