If you’re a parent, you’re probably already playing with your kid’s LEGOs. Let’s face it, they’re fun, it’s a way to connect with your kids, and your reward for picking the damn things up before stepping on them later in your bare feet.
So LEGO is taking the idea and running with it. The toymaker has officially launched a product called “FORMA” LEGOs which are geared toward adults (or really anyone over the age of 12). They’re seriously cool little projects that could end up becoming little works of art for your home.
The new line is “designed to help you reconnect with your imagination and disconnect from the stress of life,” and who couldn’t use a little more of that?
The line of toys was created in partnership with IndieGoGo, and the first project displayed is a LEGO-based fish skeleton that you can personalize with various skins/gills. What’s more, they’re packaged with a crankshaft and gear system that let them move like they’re swimming.
Pretty neat, right?
During the creative development process, IndieGogo worked with potential customers and surveyed even more adults (more than 13,000) in order to better understand the relationship “between well-being and play.”
They found that nearly 91% of surveyed adults believe play is good for their well-being, and 86% believe it reduces stress and anxiety. There’s science behind their answers too — many forms of play have been shown to reduce anxiety by increasing mindfulness of the present moment.
In short, taking time out to play gives your mind, body and spirit a break from the grind.
The LEGO sets include 294 individual elements and customizable skins that include Koi, Shark, Splash Koi, or decorate your own. They’re also slated to release “Super Boxes” that will contain all four options in one kit. Since the projects are suited for anyone over 12, they’re also a great way to sit down, relax and bond with older children.
If you’re dying to get your hands on one (or more) of these, you don’t have to wait long — they’ll be available in January 2019.