5 Relaxing LEGO® sets to build for adults

5 Relaxing LEGO® sets to build for adults

There are so many reasons why people love building with LEGO® bricks. One thing we’ve noticed in recent years is how many adults have turned to LEGO sets as a way to relax and unwind from the stresses and strains of life.

Being fully immersed in something, like building with LEGO bricks, can help you get into a flow state and be fully present in the moment.

So, if you’re looking for relaxing activities for adults, then this is the list for you. Whether you’re seeking solace in simpler times, inviting nature into your home or simply want to switch off, here are five sets that will help you slow down, relax and find joy...

LEGO® Ideas Motorized Lighthouse

What could be more relaxing than sitting by the sea on a warm summer’s day, the waves lapping gently against the rocks and the seagulls calling high above your head? With the LEGO® Ideas Motorized Lighthouse, you can imagine yourself in the heavenly solitude of this coastal escape.

With the set standing over 21.5 inches (54cm) tall, the building experience is the perfect challenge to dip in and out of to reach completion. Perched on an isolated island, the lighthouse features a pier, stone staircase and a cozy little cottage. Open the lighthouse and the cottage to view the charming interior and roleplay your own stories.

When the sun sets, you can use the battery box to light up the LED and watch as the glowing light revolves, keeping any passing ships safe. Close your eyes and you can almost smell the salty sea air wafting on the warm summer breeze. The set comes with two new adorable minifigures.

LEGO® Ideas Typewriter

An elegant icon of a bygone era, typewriters instantly conjure up images of great novelists tapping out classic stories, screenwriters in Hollywood bungalows writing lines for movie stars and of journalists staying up late to type out the latest scoop before the early morning print deadline.

With the LEGO Ideas Typewriter, you can lose yourself in nostalgia while you build, and then enjoy a tactile and dynamic set that has keys with an authentic feel and a carriage that moves from right to left as you type.

This set is modelled on a classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen and will be sure to spark conversations, unlock memories and, who knows, maybe inspire your own next great written work.

LEGO® Orchid

Gardening has been proven to reduce stress, and while we can’t quite give you a garden, we can give you a beautiful brick-built flower. Based on a real flower and one of our most delicate and elegant sets, you can relax and take your time as you slowly piece together this stunning flower and its tasteful vase.

When it’s completed, you can rotate the model’s stems, blooms, roots and leaves to create your preferred look, or even rebuild the stems to create new combinations of flower arrangements. This set will give you a beautiful, year-round flower, that you can display in your home or office. And the best part is, you don’t have to remember to water it!

Find out about the secret meaning behind the plants in our LEGO Botanicals Collection...

LEGO® Ideas Blacksmith

We lose ourselves in stories, and our medieval blacksmith set is a story just waiting to be told. Lovingly crafted with stunning historical detail and filled with the feel of a distant fantasy world, this is a set that will truly transport you elsewhere.

The blacksmith’s workshop is stocked with the tools of the trade, as well as a few bits of homely fun. You’ll love this three-level building recreated in minute detail, including a glowing forge with a LEGO light brick, plus a garden with buildable models of an apple tree and a wall. This set has over 2,000 pieces and is a challenging build that you’re certain to lose yourself in. Then, when you’re finished, let the stories begin.

LEGO® Art – Floral Art

Let your imagination bloom with this stunning set that lets you bring the beauty of nature into your home. You can take your pick from three floral motifs or enjoy endless customization options with this immersive 2,870-piece set that includes six brick baseplates, a brick-built frame, color palette and two hanger elements for easy wall-mounting.

With a range of colors and patterns, you can create a floral artwork that really fits the space you want to hang it in and you’ll enter a realm of zen-like relaxation and joyful focus as you work to create your ideal display. When you’re done, you can place your chosen artwork on the wall or take it apart and start all over again. After all, you can never relax too much, can you?

There’s nothing as satisfying as clicking LEGO bricks together in your down time. Why not try it for yourself and find your flow?

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