While flowers, chocolates, wine, M&S baskets or Pandora charms are all well and good, you may be on the last minute hunt for a more unusual gift this Mother’s Day. Allow us to nudge you in the direction of Lego.
This year, the Danish brickyard is marking the occasion – which falls on March 27 – by offering a free floral gift with any purchase over £40.
Consisting of just 57 pieces, the add-on set is easy to build and includes an orange flower, flowerbed and pink butterfly.
A Mother’s Day staple, you can’t go wrong with flowers – so why not celebrate this year with a brick bouquet.
Here we’ve got all the details you need on how to claim the free set, plus our tried-and-tested recommendations for what to buy in the Lego Shop this Mother’s Day.
Lego Garden Flower and Butterfly: Free with Lego purchases over £40, Lego.com
A floral gift that lasts much longer than the real deal, Lego’s Mother’s Day set features an orange flower on a green flower bed, as well as a pink butterfly.
At 57 pieces, it’s great for engaging toddlers and would make a great parent-child activity on Mother’s Day.
The set is available as a gift until March 24, with purchases over £40.
Confused about what to spend your £40 (or more) on? Our roundup of the best Lego sets for adults has plenty of inspiration.
Earning a spot in our roundup of the best adult sets, the Lego Brick Bunch (£44.99, Lego.com) impressed our reviewer. Lego’s entire botanical collection aims to encourage creativity and ease stress, with our tester saying: “The shapes and colors of the petals are beautifully realistic and look great displayed in a vase or jar at home – we have received many compliments from visitors on ours.”
Released just in time to spice up your Mother’s Day, Lego has transformed the country’s favorite girl band into the shape of Brickheadz. On the band’s 25th anniversary, our reviewer said “each piece is instantly recognizable with Geri in her iconic Union Jack dress, Mel B in leopard print, Melanie C in a tracksuit and Victoria in her trademark LBD” in the Spice Girls tribute set (£44.99, Lego.com).
And if your budget stretches, Lego’s Globe of Ideas (£174.99, Lego.com) is as impressive as it gets. Taking the crown in our round-up, our reviewer said: “It’s not always easy to find a Lego model that no one in the family will object to being displayed, but this globe might have pride of place. in any home.” They added that “standing over 40cm tall it looks fantastic and spins as well as you’d hope.”
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For more inspiration, we tested all the best lego sets for adults in our overview