LEGO Australia reveals new Botanical Collection-themed gift-with-purchase

The LEGO Australia online store has officially revealed a new Botanical Collection-adjacent gift-with-purchase coming later this year, complete with cherry blossom, pussy willow and billy buttons.

Those are all very real names for species of flowers, each of which is included in brick-built form in 40588 Flowerpot. The upcoming gift-with-purchase – which is valued at $39.99 in AUD – originally surfaced through the LEGO certification portal earlier this week, and thanks to a listing at LEGO.com in Australia, we’ve now got a much better look at everything included in the 292-piece set.

Among the plants potted inside pieces originally created for a LEGO hot air balloon are Salix discolor (the tall flowers commonly referred to as the American pussy willow), Craspedia (billy buttons, replicated here with yellow lantern pieces) and Sakura (cherry blossom, built with pink flowers as you’d expect).

The box doesn’t specifically brand 40588 Flowerpot as part of the Botanical Collection in the same way as – for example – 40646 Daffodils, instead opting for the new style of standardised gift-with-purchase packaging. But for all intents and purposes, this freebie speaks to exactly the same audience as 10280 Flower Bouquet, 10313 Wildflower Bouquet and so on.

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When exactly it will be available and what its minimum order limit will be have yet to be confirmed, but it can’t be too far away now if it’s already up on LEGO.com. If we’re lucky, it will be available simultaneously with 40590 Houses of the World 2also revealed today – offering the opportunity to double up on gifts-with-purchase in April.

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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.

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.

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