There's no limit to what can be done with a LEGO set. Fans can stock their collections with buildable versions of Star Wars ships, real-life landmarks, famous paintings, and plenty more. The beauty of these iconic bricks is that everyone can find something to enjoy, regardless of age and interests. And to coincide with the beginning of Pride Month this June, LEGO is releasing a set designed to celebrate the positivity and diversity of its fans in the LBGTQIA+ community.
“I wanted to create a model that symbolizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love,” Matthew Ashton, LEGO's vice president of design, said in a press release. “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!”
With that type of enthusiasm and positivity behind the project, it should come as no surprise that the set is called “Everyone is Awesome.” The goal is not only to inspire and educate young children about diversity, but to also celebrate the company's fans and the LBGTQIA+ community within the LEGO company.
The 346-piece set features 11 figures, each a different color and with its own unique hairstyle. The model was inspired by the iconic rainbow flag often used as a symbol in the LGBTQIA+ community. And if you want to build a heart set using LEGO bricks you probably already own, there are free instructions on the site you can check out [PDF].
The LEGO Everyone Is Awesome set will be released on June 1 for $35.