LEGO Has Released a Building Set for Adults to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety


If you’re a parent, you probably have a love/hate relationship with LEGOs. While these plastic blocks that come in seemingly endless kits, colors, shapes and sizes can entertain our kids for hours, they also hurt beyond words when you step on them. While there are countless ways to corral these blocks, it seems that there are always stray blocks lurking on the floor.

We remember playing with LEGOs when we were children, but the elaborate sets that exist now weren’t available back then. We’d be lying if we didn’t say that we play with the blocks with our kids from time to time. While some kids prefer to mix up the sets and make up their own creations, we prefer to follow the instructions that came with the kit.

While we have several go-to stress relief techniques, we have to admit that there really is something relaxing about playing with LEGOs. We’ve found ourselves losing track of time and rushing to get dinner ready when we got to caught up in what we were building.

The thing about LEGOs though is that they look like kids toys. No matter how elaborate the design, ultimately, the bricks get taken apart and put away to be played with another day.

What if there were LEGOs designed specifically for adults? What if there were LEGOs that actually looked like something you’d want to display in your home?

Those thoughts were part of the inspiration behind a new building set from LEGO called “Forma.” The first of it’s kind set features the body of the koi fish that is mechanical and has customizable skins so you can truly create something you’ll be proud to show off in your home.

The Forma set takes about two hours to build from start to finish, and in the process, it should help you relax and destress. At the end, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment and something to display.

The skins for the koi fish come in a range of colors including one that looks like a shark. If you’re into adult coloring books, you’ll probably want to choose the skin that allows you to color it yourself. Talk about a one-of-a-kind project!

This LEGO concept was developed by LEGO Ideas and is being crowdfunded by IndieGoGo.

For more details about this new LEGO set and why it’s supposed to help relieve stress, watch the video below.

Would you buy a LEGO Forma set? What’s your go-to relaxation technique?