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  • October 14, 2020
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  • January 12, 2021
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The LEGO® Flower Bouquet (10280) building kit makes a unique gift or mindful project, creating a beautiful flower display model made entirely from LEGO pieces. Please note, a vase is not included. This flower bouquet delivers a vibrant display of colors and interesting shapes, inspired by real flowers such as roses, snapdragons, poppies, asters, daisies and grasses. Let your imagination bloom with customizable elements. Position the petals and leaves, then change the lengths of the stems to create wonderful arrangements for the home. Looking for the best gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions? The LEGO® Flower Bouquet set makes a special and unusual gift for friends, loved ones, or yourself, at any time of year. The stems come in a variety of lengths. As a guide, the ‘snapdragon’, with its straight stem, measures over 14 in. (36 cm) high. As the first ever LEGO® Flower Bouquet, this set includes a host of new colours and shapes that adult LEGO fans will love. The flowers are created from over 17 unusual LEGO® elements with realistic petal shapes and colours, to create an unexpected display that is sure to make people look twice. The LEGO® Flower Bouquet is part of the LEGO Botanical Collection. This revolutionary collection uses several elements made from a plant-based plastic, produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane. LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time – it’s been that way since 1958. LEGO® components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analysed to make sure they meet strict global safety standards.
 
Posted:January 12, 2021
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Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Flower Bouquet
" The Flower Bouquet is beautiful.
Thank you Lego for bringing in new ideas.
Things I like:
* All the flowers with different shapes and vibrant colors.
* Multiple color tones of roses and snapdragons make the flowers seem more realistic.
* Bendable (curve) and adjustable (straight) stems are wonderful. I removed some from one to make it shorter and added them to another the way I like.
* The peach roses are perfect for me as most of the other flower colors are dark. Having pastel color and white daisies look cool overall.
Things I am looking for in the future flowers:
* The shape of rose leaf is not correct. They must be smaller and rounder like the leaf in Lego Red Roses 40460.
* It would be nice to have the rose sepals (Calyx lobs) like the Lego Red Roses 40460.
* More seasonal flowers.
* Having 2 different sizes of the same flower if possible. For example, I wish I could have 2 asters: one in the set and the other that has another ring/layer to make the flower bigger (item #6329283)
* More roses in all colors, plus rose buds.
* Replace 3 big leaves (I found it is heavy and don't really add on value to the bouquet) with different small greenery like: Baby's Breath, Ivy, Leatherleaf Fern, etc.
* Add a few extra parts for the stem: extension and bendable.
Note that there are some fake flowers added to the pictures. "
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From: OTTAWA
From:  Canada
Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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 Downtown Diner
Downtown Diner
Downtown Diner
 
Posted:October 31, 2020
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Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Dining Set
" This was my 3rd Lego build and I tried to build it slowly in order to enjoy it longer 8-).
I was lucky to get this set from Walmart with the original price while it was out of stock everywhere else or only available for a higher price. However, I would not recommend buying from Walmart online as the box was damaged and torn off in one corner. Walmart also sticks the mailing label on the box, which is horrible when you pay for the price of $250. I decided to keep the set and started building right away with the hope that nothing was missing. And luckily there were no missing pieces.
The final build is beautiful. I like the design details and the building colors overall: blue, white, pink, and light brown.
What I liked building the most were: the dining kitchen with BBQ stove, the boxing gym room; the front building of every floor; the rolling pink car.
One minor thing that I noticed is the two cups on the bar and the top pancake in the table corner are not stuck to the brick. I placed double tape there to stop the pieces from moving.
Overall, I am very happy to have this set added to my building collection.
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From: OTTAWA
From:  Canada
Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Parisian Restaurant
Parisian Restaurant
Parisian Restaurant
 
Posted:October 31, 2020
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Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptional Design Inside & Out
" I became addicted to Lego starting last month during the time off work.
The Parisian Restaurant was my first Lego build. This set was retired long ago, but I was able to find a brand new set from a local seller that cost double of the original Lego price.
The Parisian Restaurant is truly beautiful inside and out: the kitchen is full of details with a chef and equipments; the indoor dining room with beautiful curtains and a wine cabinet; the romantic outdoor Alfresco dining; the second floor has a colorful artist studio and small bedroom with a fold up bed; the Parisian style architecture of the roof and the front; the details of the stairs on the side of the building and around to the 2nd floor.
In general, everything is amazing in both overall design and details.
Thank you, Jamie Berard for designing an exceptional building set. I found other sets designed by Jamie were also beautiful.
I really want some other retired sets, but I can only afford to buy a few sets as they are pricey.
I wish Lego could bring back some popular retired sets for newbies with "special higher price"?
Happy Spooky Halloween !
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From: OTTAWA
From:  Canada
Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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Posted:October 14, 2020
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Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Two thumbs up for the Haunted House designer!
" The Haunted House is my second Lego building after the Parisian Restaurant.
At first, I hesitated to buy this set after reading a few negative comments about the failure of the Madman's elevator. But I finally decided to give it a try after seeing the item was on back order.
Now, I am so happy after completing my build of the Haunted House.
The Haunted House is beautiful in every corner, and more importantly, the elevator works without any problems.
As this is my second build set, I find the Lego instructions in 2020 are very easy to follow.
The bags are numbered up to 18. Each number has either 1 or 2 bags. It is easier to sort and build following the instructions.
I love almost every detail of the Haunted House: Von Baron's glowing portrait, the entry door and how it is opened, the piano, the hanging skeleton, and mostly the build of the tower where the Madman's elevator is going up and down.
I am using exactly 148 chains as mentioned in the instructions. Make sure that you connect them in the same direction.
Two thumbs up for the Haunted House designer! "
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From: OTTAWA
From:  Canada
Age: 55-64 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Novice LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Level of Difficulty:
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+29points
30of 31found this review helpful.