As adults become a larger part of the Lego audience, the thought of persuading your loved one to create bricks no longer appears juvenile.
For years, Lego has been experiencing a renaissance in which they are consistently ranked as one of the most trusted corporations in the world and have extended their company to the point that their kits are no longer purchased just for children, but also by adults seeking stress relief or a pleasant pastime.
Adults have discovered that, in addition to reducing stress, Lego is a very social activity, which is why boxes now specify whether they’re best built with a spouse or in a group.
As the audience has grown, a variety of settings have emerged, ranging from historic vehicle models to a functional typewriter. There are currently several sets that would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts, either because your spouse is interested in them or because they are already romantically themed.
The sets below are the most obvious Valentine’s Day gifts to suggest but it really all depends what sort of things you and your partner are into. This page on the Lego website has other suggestions, including a giant-sized model of the Eiffel Tower and a Polaroid camera, but whatever works for you.
Lego Bouquet of Roses – £54.99
You can’t exactly give someone a Lego box of chocolates (though there are minifigure versions), but the other traditional Valentine’s Day present fits wonderfully in Lego form. This arrangement of red roses is part of the Botanicals collection, which has grown in popularity in recent years and also includes a Bonsai Tree and an Orchid.
Lego Roses – £12.99
If you’re still not sure that Lego is the most romantic of building toys, you may ease into it with these two red flowers. The age rating is 8+, indicating that they are simple to construct even for Lego beginners. You may even make them both at the same time and then give each other the final model.
Lego Flower Bouquet – £54.99
If you want a more diverse assortment of flowers, choose this arrangement, which includes daises, asters, and a couple of pink roses. You’ll need to locate a vase for it, but these flowers don’t require water, and the Lego parts are manufactured from sustainable plant extracts. If you like what you see, you may combine it with the similar Wildflower Bouquet to create a giant-sized display.
Lego Heart Ornament – £10.99
If you want to make your love for each other and Lego more public, this basic heart-shaped ornament is another good starting point for Lego beginners. The goal is to hang it from your door or window, but because it’s Lego, you can make it fit anyplace, even the front of other Lego models.
Lego Flowers in Watering Can – £24.99
Another delightful alternative is this little watering can, replete with admiring butterflies. The 3 in 1 Creator package offers two different designs, including a Wellington boat with flowers and birds on a perch, among other possibilities.
Hedgehog Picnic Date – £10.99
Although many Lego kits for adults might be rather pricey, others are plainly designed for those new to the pastime. This beautiful little set depicts a pair of hedgehogs enjoying a picnic as one presents his companion a red rose for Valentine’s Day. And, judging by the basket, a bar of chocolate.
The Fauna Collection – Macaw Parrots – £44.99
Lego has recently made a huge push into wall art, with recreations of The Great Wave and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. There’s also a DIY set of modern art and a pair of brightly painted parrots. Again, the fact that there are two of them makes it ideal for making them simultaneously with someone else, or simply assisting them in finding the pieces as they work.