LEGO designer reveals the secrets of making flower bouquet 10280
Lead LEGO Designer Anderson Grubb has revealed how Flower Bouquet 10280 has morphed into an official Botanical Collection set.
In a designer video posted to the LEGO YouTube channel, Anderson explains how the brick flower collection came together – and the help he received from the LEGO Group.
“I’ve been working on this set for several months, experimenting with which flowers looked best built in LEGO,” he says. “It’s a wonderful creative challenge to figure out how to take such organic shapes and use LEGO pieces to recreate them.
“I also spent a lot of time trying out different color palettes and different flower arrangements, and that’s exactly when our flower consultant and expert Astrid came in to help me out.”
Astrid Sundorf Christensen is a LEGO apprentice who has spent a lot of time making flowers, many of which are scattered around LEGO’s headquarters in Billund. “Working with Astrid was a real treat,” says Anderson. “Her flower bouquets that she built for the LEGO offices and the gifts within the company can be found everywhere, and so finally meet the person who built all those inspiring models that you can see walking into the LEGO offices. was just wonderful. “
The final assortment includes three roses, a sprig of lavender, two daisies, a California poppy, two snapdragons and an aster flower. Anderson’s favorite is the poppy, which is the state flower of his former home, California.
And as you know from our review of flower bouquet 10280, these flowers are full of fun techniques and interesting part uses, including pterodactyl wings replacing the rose blossoms and robot heads used in snapdragons.
However, it’s the car’s hood and the roof pieces used to put the roses together that really stand out from Anderson. “I don’t think anyone would have imagined, when they designed these pieces, that we would use them to make flowers,” he says.
It might not be the only assortment of LEGO flowers we see on the shelves – at least if Astrid had something to do with it. “I would like to continue making flowers for a while,” she says. “I’ve been doing them for so long and always have ideas for new flowers when I walk past. If I walk past a house with pretty flowers in the garden, I’m always inspired to build new ones.
Check out our full review of the 10280 Flower Bouquet here. Both sets in the Botanical Collection, including 10281 Bonsai Tree, will launch on January 1, 2021 for £ 44.99 / $ 49.99 / € 49.99.
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