If you’re a parent and aren’t playing with your kid’s LEGOs or other building materials, I would argue that you’re missing out on one of the best parts of having kids (except for the part where they leave them everywhere and you step on them in your bare feet).
Now, my opinion that LEGOs aren’t just for kids is now a fact, because the toymaker has officially launched a product called “FORMA” LEGOs that are geared toward adults (or really anyone over the age of 12).
Not only that, but the new line is “designed to help you reconnect with your imagination and disconnect from the stress of life.”
The line of toys was created in partnership with IndieGoGo, and the LEGO pieces are used to create a fish skeleton underneath your choice of four different skins. They come with a crankshaft and gear system that lets them move like they’re in motion.
Pretty snazzy, right?
IndieGogo worked with potential customers throughout the entire creative development process and surveyed even more adults (more than 13,000) in order to better understand the relationship “between well-being and play.”
The findings? 91% of surveyed adults believe play is good for their well-being, and 86% believe that it helps them feel more relaxed by reducing 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.
Basically, taking time out to play gives your mind, body, and spirit a break from the grind.
The LEGO sets include 294 individual elements and the customizable skins include Koi, Shark, Splash Koi, or decorate your own. They’re also set to sell “Super Boxes” that will contain all four options in one kit. Since the projects are suited for anyone over 12, they can also be 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 to give them a try, you don’t have to wait long – they’ll be available in early 2019.