LEGO 10309 Succulents and 10311 Orchid available now

Two brand new LEGO Botanical Collection sets are blooming today, expanding the scope of the 18+ theme to include five buildable plants.

10309 Succulents and 10311 Orchid join 10280 Flower Bouquet, 10281 Bonsai Tree and 10289 Bird of Paradise in rounding out the current line-up of Botanical Collection sets – a subtheme only made possible by the LEGO Group’s recent focus on the adult market, given these are entirely display models. (We suppose you could play with the flowers if you really tried.)

Both of the new additions are worth your time, but particularly 10311 Orchid, which hits that sweet spot of looking more like the real thing than LEGO bricks. Click the links below to go to LEGO.com and buy either or both of these brand new sets, then come back and while away the wait for delivery with our reviews.

10309 Succulents | review
10311 Orchid | review

You can also kick back with our video review of both new LEGO Botanical Collection sets by hitting play on the video above (or visiting our YouTube channel), and check out all five sets in the theme on display together by clicking here. Spoiler alert: they look sublime side-by-side, so apologies if you suddenly want to buy them all.

Also available from today are brand new Star Wars, Collectible Minifigures and Horizon Forbidden West products, along with Friends’ first foray into space. Click here for a comprehensive list of every new LEGO set launching May 1, and don’t forget that today also marks the beginning of this year’s May the 4th Star Wars Day event.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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