From June, the company will launch a brand new product — its first ever LGBTQ-themed set, named “Everyone Is Awesome.
“The 346-piece set contains 11 figures, each with an assigned rainbow color. Lego said Thursday that the model was inspired by the classic rainbow flag, an enduring symbol of solidarity for the LGBTQ community.
The new product be in the market at the beginning of June .
The set’s designer, Matthew Ashton revealed;
“I wanted to create a model that symbolizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love,” The company has customers of all ages, but its sets are beloved childhood toys in many households.
Joe Nellist, from the UK’s LGBT Foundation, told CNN. Nellist added: “Growing up in a world which often tells you there is something ‘wrong’ with you can lead to a person developing a deep sense of shame — something we know can have a long-lasting impact on both mental and physical health.
“Ashton said the set was also a celebration of the LGBTQ community within Lego and among the company’s adult fans.
“I am fortunate to be a part of a proud, supportive and passionate community of colleagues and fans,” he said.”We share love for creativity and self-expression through Lego bricks and this set is a way to show my gratitude for all the love and inspiration that is constantly shared.”