LEGO has commonly been known to create 'miscellaneous' sets for their online shop and Brand Stores that don't really fit with any specific category; they'd function for just a quick gift or even for holiday decoration. 40187 Flower Display is one such item, as it could function just as easily for a Valentine as it could for a wedding or bridal party for head-over-heels AFOLs!
I have been quite excited for this set, as we hardly ever see 'realistic' display pieces at this scale, and both flowers look like clever models as well as excellent sources of parts.
The two models come in a small, rectangular box, which is perhaps one of the smallest box sizes I've ever seen - not much bigger than the daisy, and slightly shorter than the rose!
Of course, it makes sense as this set only weighs in at £4.99, or $5.99, for just 100 pieces. You wouldn't know it at first glance, if the details were missing as they normally are - since it's worth mentioning that the European box is the same as the US one, with piece count and tape seals intact. Unusual, indeed!
The Completed Model
The red rose, or tulip, is my least favorite of the two models, but only because of how simple it is.
I like the way the red slopes angle to capture the unique design - and the stem looks good too, as well as the leaf which uses a green claw. Two are included here, having only been in 10255 Assembly Square before. A white vase holds the flower, which works quite well for it, in my opinion.
The white daisy is my favorite of the flora included. Its construction starts with some round bricks for its red pot, with some elusive gold curved tiles for the border. These first appeared in 76072 Mighty Micros: Iron Man vs. Thanos, so are still relatively rare. A green stem not unlike the rose's sprouts out and ends at the petaled portion, which is marvelous.
I love how every other petal is arranged - right-side up and to the side, repeating. It's a little tedious, but well worth it.
The petals and stem, combined with the middle head area, really catches the eyes!
This little set is absolutely fantastic. While I have greatly enjoyed the vignettes, cartoon figures and now BrickHeadz that have graced Seasonal sets, this is a remarkable departure from the norm. I hope to see more like it in the future.
Furthermore, the price-per-part ratio is commendable, and it is one of the cheapest non-polybag or non-CMF sets on the market right now. I see no reason not to recommend this set, no matter what your interest in LEGO is like.
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Thanks to Huw for the photos.