Adult Legos for the Kids at Heart

With the Adult Collection, builders of all ages are welcome!

Katelyn Ruggles, Editor-in-Chief

Playing with Legos while growing up is a universal experience. Having themes varied from Star Wars and Harry Potter, to my personal favorite, Lego Friends, there was a set design for just about everyone to enjoy. Of course, over time our lives have gotten a bit too chaotic to squeeze in a Lego building session, or maybe that Batman themed set just was not doing it for you anymore. But lucky for us, as our interests may have shifted and developed, so has Lego’s. 

Lego has released hundreds of sets that are catered to those wanting to fulfill their childhood desire of building Legos while still being able to spark the interest of an older audience. These sets typically come in a black box and are more complex and intricate to assemble. This collection includes more elevated themed sets from popular franchises like Marvel and DC, as well as incorporating new themes like the Botanical and Architecture Collection. 

Recently, I splurged on one of the sets from the Botanical collection that I have been eyeing for awhile. I had seen enough videos on social media of people building the “Adult Lego Sets” to want one of my own. After spending a couple days completing the build, I remembered why I was so obsessed with Legos as a kid. 

It goes without saying that these Lego sets would make for eye-catching accessories to spruce up any space. Not only are the builds enhanced so they are interesting to just look at, but the newer and more realistic designs can pass as real, expensive decoration. Filling up an empty spot on a shelf with one of these pieces is a guaranteed conversation starter.  

What I was not expecting when building my Lego succulents was the sweet, relaxing taste of what it was like to be a kid again. Growing up can be overwhelming, and I have found myself searching for small moments of joy to keep my sanity. Spending an hour a day to build Legos put all the chaos in my life on pause and allowed me to take a deep breath and do something for myself. I was not thinking about the fact that I needed to find a job, or the stack of homework I had waiting for me. My undivided attention was on the thousands of tiny Lego pieces in front of me eagerly waiting to turn into something amazing. 

Julian Lisboa (12) comments on how Legos affect his life. He says that “Legos are an integral part of childhood. Most people I’ve met love tedious sets and following the instructions. To this day, Legos make me as excited as they did when I was younger. I see why adults find this activity enjoyable.” 

Legos are an integral part of childhood. Most people I’ve met love tedious sets and following the instructions. To this day, Legos make me as excited as they did when I was younger. I see why adults find this activity enjoyable.”

— Julian Lisboa

Whether Lego intended to do so or not, they have created the perfect way for adults to re-enter their Lego phase. Maybe they did not realize the deeper meaning behind creating this collection, but the Adult Lego Sets are just the thing to let people put their stressful and chaotic lives to the side and remember what it felt like when there seemed to be no struggle in life, even if it is just for a few hours.