Lego’s toy company designer has launched an LGBTQ+ set with the title ‘Everyone is Awesome’.
The colours of the set were chosen to represent the original rainbow along with a pale blue, white and pink representing the trans community and black and brown to acknowledge the diversity of skin tones and backgrounds in the LGBTQIA+ community.
In all but one case no specific gender has been assigned to the figures, who are intended to “express individuality, while remaining ambiguous”.
The exception, a purple mini-figure with a highly stylised beehive wig, “is a clear nod to all the fabulous drag queens out there”, said the designer, Matthew Ashton, who initially created the set for his own desk.
“I’d moved offices, so wanted to make the space feel like home with something that reflected me and the LGBTQIA+ community I’m so proud to be a part of,” Ashton said.
The guardian reported that the set attracted attention and was soon in demand. “Other members of Lego’s LGBTQ+community came by to tell me they loved it,” Ashton said. “So I thought, ‘maybe it’s something we should share’.” He also wanted to be more vocal in support of inclusivity.
The set goes on sale on 1 June, the start of Pride month, but a few Afols (adult fans of Lego) and Gayfols have been given a preview.
Source: The Guardian