Lego Announces First LGBTQ+ Set In Time For Gay Pride Month
Lego has announced its first LGBTQ-themed set for June, also known as gay pride month.
The set will be named “Everyone is Awesome” inspired by the song “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie and be available online starting in June and will include 11 figures, each a different color of the rainbow and will include black, brown and white.
The black and brown colors are included to “represent the broad diversity of everyone within the LGBTQIA+ community,” explained Matthew Ashton, the designer of the set. The light blue, pink and white figures represent the transgender community; the purple figure is meant to represent a drag queen.
Ashton is also vice president of design for Lego Group and explained that he wanted to make an inclusive set that celebrates everyone, “no matter how they identify or who they love.”
“Everyone is unique, and with a little more love, acceptance and understanding in the world, we can all feel more free to be our true AWESOME selves!” said Ashton in a statement. “This model shows that we care and that we truly believe ‘Everyone is awesome!’