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Deaf Community – Diverse Minifigures Series

This week we look at the representation of the deaf community in the diverse minifigures series. A few weeks ago we looked at the first minifigure with a disability – the wheelchair user. Many AFOLs hoped we would start seeing greater disability representation after that. We did see the wheelchair appear in one set per year. However, LEGO® did not

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Older Adults – Diverse Minifigures Series

This week we take a look at the representation of older adults as part of the diverse minifigures series. If we define older adults purely by hair colour, then LEGO® has included older adults since the early eighties. That is when we first saw female minifigures with white hair. The first older female minfigures used the same hair piece as

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Female Minifigures – Diverse Minifigures Series

To celebrate International Women’s Day March 8, we highlight the introduction of female minifigures as we continue the diverse minifigures series. Female minifigures first appeared two months after male minifigures were introduced in 1978. These first minifigures all had the same generic smiley face. Therefore, LEGO® identified female minifigures by adding longer hair. The very first female minifigure was a

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Wheelchair User – Diverse Minifigures Series

This week the Diverse Minifigures Series takes a look at the first representation of a wheelchair user rather than at a specific character. As such, this article celebrates both this minifigure as well as the wheelchair itself. Last month we featured various minifigures to celebrate Black History Month including NBA players, Storm, and Mae Jemison. Over the next few weeks

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Storm – Diverse Minifigures Series

The diverse minifigures series continues to celebrate Black History Month. Last week we focussed on the first minifigures released with realistic skin tones – NBA Players. For the next decade, LEGO® continued to produce minifigures with realistic skin tones in their licensed themes. Interestingly, they were all male characters. Finally, in 2014 LEGO® released Storm, the first female minifigure in

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Diverse Minifigures Series: NBA Players

Minifigure Monday is switching gears to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The diverse minifigures series looks at minfigures and minidolls that improved diversity in the product line. Representation matters yet LEGO® has been slow to produce minifigures that represent historically marginalized groups. In recent years there has been a greater focus on diversity. A great example is Everyone is Awesome (40516).

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