Flowers, regardless of species, are a great way to express your love on any given day – Valentine’s Day included. But what you may not know is, in Buddhism, the flower is a reminder of impermanence, that everything changes and nothing last forever.

That said, it is not exactly a good fit for love, is it? Instead of presenting your significant other with real flowers, or the usual bears and such, here are some alternatives by the way of LEGO.

Yes, you heard that, LEGO. Why LEGO? Well, you get to build the gift together. It will be more meaningful to be spending time working on something together than you spending the whole year naturing plants that may not live or spending hours in a Build-A-Bear workshop and walking away with a Frankenstein bear.

You can also build it and present it like any other gift. Whatever you do, you’d know it will last, like a lifetime, which would signify undying love. Perhaps, more importantly, IMHO, is it will be uniquely different and fun. Oh, oh. These alternatives won’t go up like the stock market on V-Day as real flowers do. Anywho, enough of talks, here are our picks of LEGO sets for Valentine’s Day:

LEGO Roses (40460)

LEGO Roses (40460)

• For age 8+
• 120 pieces
• Includes 2 buildable red roses with adjustable stems.
• Each rose stem measures over 10 inches (26 cm) long.
• Good for displaying in a vase and as a boon, it is compatible with the LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280).

Roses may be the de facto flower species of Valentine’s Day but lets be honest, it can be quite “meh” when everyone’s gifting the same old flower. Granted yours is different, cos’ it is LEGO.

We heard tulips and even sunflowers could be good alternatives to roses…

LEGO Tulips (40461)

LEGO Tulips (40461)

• For age 8+
• 111 pieces
• Includes 3 buildable tulips in different colors with adjustable stems.
• Each tulip stem measures over 9 inches (24 cm) long.
• Good for displaying in a vase (not included). It can be combined with LEGO Roses (40460) and is compatible with the LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280).

LEGO Sunflowers (40524)

LEGO Sunflowers (40524)

• For age 8+
• 191 pieces
• Includes 3 buildable sunflower blooms with adjustable stems and leaves.
• Each tulip stem measures over 9.5 inches (25 cm) long.
• Good for displaying in a vase (not included). It can be combined with LEGO Roses (40460), LEGO Tulips (40461), or LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280) sets.

LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280)

LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280)

• For age 18+
• 756 pieces
• Includes a variety of buildable flora including roses, snapdragons, poppies, asters, daisies, and grasses.
• Features over 17 unusual LEGO elements with realistic petal shapes and colors.
• Comes in a variety of lengths with the snapdragon measuring over 14 inches (36 cm) long.
• Good for displaying in a vase (not included). It can be combined with LEGO Roses (40460), LEGO Tulips (40461), or LEGO Sunflower (40524) to create an even larger bouquet.

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Note: The LEGO Flower Bouquet appears to be temporarily out of stock. If you don’t mind the price, you can pick it up from Amazon for US$58.82.

LEGO Flowers

Flowers may be the go-to gift for Valentine’s Day but so are fluffy bears, or ermm, birds? You may smash the convention and go with the non-fluffy but still very adorable, buildable bear, or you could get a pair of lovebirds. You can choose to pair the LEGO flowers, or if you are feeling rich, the LEGO Flower Bouquet, with the buildable lovebirds or the buildable bear.

LEGO Valentine Lovebirds (40522)

LEGO Valentine Lovebirds (40522)

• For age 8+
• 298 pieces
• Roll up your sleeves and literally build your own lovebirds.
• Features a pair of lovey-dovey sitting on a branch decorated with pink hearts and flowers.
• Completed model measures over 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) tall.

Or go all-out old school with this buildable bear:

LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462)

LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462)

• For age 8+
• 245 pieces
• Buildable brown bear has posable arms and ears for creating different expressions
• Comes with a picnic blanket decorated with buildable, red, heart-shaped balloons and colorful flowers.
• Completed model measures over 4 inches (11 cm) tall.

So there you have it. Our list of perfect for valentine’s Day LEGO sets. Before we go, if you prefer to go with a brick-built vase as opposed to the real vase for the LEGO flowers, VONADO has just the right stuff for you.

VONADO Building Vase
VONADO Building Vase.

Called VONADO Building Vase (US$39.98), it is designed for LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280) but will fit other LEGO flowers.

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Images: LEGO Group/Amazon (VONADO).

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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