7 Relaxing LEGO® sets to build for adults

7 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 eight sets that will help you slow down, relax and find joy...

LEGO® Ideas Tuxedo Cat

There’s something calming about cats. Whether they’re sleeping in the sunlight or cuddling on your lap, they seem to live in a world where time moves slower than it does for us.

With the LEGO Ideas Tuxedo Cat you can have a shelf-sized cat companion without any of the fuss of taking care of a real cat. Simply build this 12.5 in. (32 cm) tall model, choose your eye color (from blue or yellow) and set you purr-fect pal in your chosen pose as a constant reminder for you to slow down once in a while.

By the time you’ve finished building, you might even be ready for a cat nap.

LEGO® Icons Tiny Plants

Good things come in small packages and that’s absolutely true for the new LEGO Icons Tiny Plants building set. Enjoy building a selection of 9 perfectly potted plants, great for displaying in your home office. Take some time out and relax while clicking all the little pieces together to create a beautiful, blossoming display.

Tackle the set alone or team up with a friend or family member. The different models range from easy, medium to advanced so there’s something for everyone, no matter your building capability.

The plants are based on arid, tropical and carnivorous species and each one comes in a brick-built terracotta-colored pot. Go on, add that burst of Mediterranean warmth to your home.

LEGO® Icons Tranquil Garden

Take a deep breath in, compose yourself and enjoy some time to prioritize your inner peace as you craft your own LEGO Icons Tranquil Garden set.

A stroll around the garden is the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and take in all the surroundings of this Japanese-inspired haven. Step down from the pavilion, over the arched bridge and reap the serene benefits of the peaceful stream surrounded by all kinds of flora and fauna.

This stunning set, which includes koi carp, lotus flowers, trees, rocks and an impressive cherry blossom tree, is ideal for displaying in your home or office and acts as an important reminder to always take some time for yourself while dealing with a stressed mind during work hours.

If you do find yourself feeling overwhelmed at all, this set allows you to rewind and take some time out to rearrange your garden over and over again, meaning your set can be personalized to suit your own needs.

LEGO® Ideas A-Frame Cabin

Get cozy by the fireplace with this mindful building project. Picture yourself out in the rural countryside, staying in an idyllic log cabin with its own mini kitchenette surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife.

This LEGO set is all about the simple joys in life, slowing down and enjoying what nature has to offer. With cups of coffee, comfy beds and books, what more do you need?

The A-frame roof is easily detachable so you can view the quaint interior and make it feel like home with cozy accessories (like a guitar and LEGO candle elements) as well as four customizable minifigures enjoying the great outdoors.

Reach the cabin by canoe and enjoy the different LEGO animal figures such as butterflies, frogs, otters, birds, a squirrel and more!

This is perfect gift for nature lovers or architecture buffs, or those looking for the ultimate relaxing build.

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...

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