LEGO Designer Nico Vas takes centre stage in this designer video, explaining what a bonsai is, an important part of understanding the set as Brick Fanatics did in our review. The origins of the set are explored as Nico was approached to build a larger bonsai for the NINJAGO area of the LEGO offices.
Some of the challenges the designers faced in this set involved the loose bricks that form the soil, and how to stop them spilling when the model was moved. The designers also joke about the interesting use of the frog element, and just how many are in the set, you can see more interesting uses of the piece here.
Other designer-made bonsai trees are also shown in the video, including one with a skull at the base. The different builds are shown in the instructions for the set but are good to see here in full, and might inspire fans to remix the set for themselves.