LEGO Releases its First Disabled Mini-Figure!

Lego City Wheelchair

LEGO is a wonderfully inclusive toy. Even back when mini-figures were mostly male, all yellow, and always smiling, the humble plastic bricks crossed gender, age and cultural boundaries beautifully.

In recent years The Lego Company has taken a more balanced approach to the different ethnicities and genders that make up society, with their little mini-figures becoming more diverse and, much like any real-world community, far more interesting as a result.

However there was an omission in their current mini-figure range, but one that has now been rectified, as LEGO release their first-ever mini-figure wheelchair! We cannot applaud this move enough – a huge well done to LEGO, and also to the groups that petitioned LEGO in order to raise the issue of disabled mini-figure representation.

The new mini-figure wheelchair is due to be released in the second half of the year as part of the new LEGO City line-up and who knows, maybe with LEGO’s partnership with Marvel we could see a certain X-Men character in mini-figure form too.

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2 thoughts on “LEGO Releases its First Disabled Mini-Figure!

    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello Zakwil

      Thanks for stopping by.

      You have a point! ELGO’s pirate mini-figures also had eyepatches and hooks for hands, but it could be said that these were caricatures of legends, rather than real-world disabilities. Either way, props to LEGO for taking this new step (no pun intended).

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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