Relax and unwind in London’s newest botanical garden with beautiful blooms made of LEGO. Located at Shoreditch’s Ace Corner, LEGO’s new immersive space in partnership with the London Design Festival will be a place for guests to build sets from LEGO’s Botanical Collection at the new pop-up, that’s entirely free, designed to resemble a blossoming community garden.
The LEGO Piece Garden will be open from September 16-24 and see displays from the growing botanical collection which already boasts seven sets. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful brick-built blossoms as you build your own flowers using LEGO stems, petals and leaves, in a vibrant and relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The space encourages visitors to engage in a moment of tranquil play and be inspired by the garden to create flowers that will be proudly displayed on the walls of the pop-up.
The pop-up will also have exciting artists-in-residence workshops which will host Charlotte Mei, an illustrator and artist whose work is nature-filled, calming and joyful, and London-based creative Alec Doherty, known for his bright, colourful and playful work. Visitors will get to see the artists build their pieces live and engage with them as they build one-of-a-kind creations right in front of you, as part of the free ticketed Creative Artist Workshops. There will even be an opportunity for guests to enter a competition to win botanical-themed LEGO artworks made by the two artists-in-residence.
For the production of the event, they have adopted a conscious approach wherever possible. All of the materials for the set design, signage, out-of-home banners, and printed items are recycled or recyclable, and will be disposed of responsibly, while the LEGO bricks will be re-used.
Both The LEGO Piece Garden and Creative Artists Workshop are free to visit and take part, although tickets are required to book for the Artists Workshop. For more information, head here.