Lego Will Release Its First Mini-Figure That Uses A Wheelchair

After people told Lego its figures should be more diverse, the company answered the call.
SMS

Toymaker Lego is set to release its first mini-figure that uses a wheelchair.

The company plans to debut the figure and a service dog this summer.

A Change.org petition with over 20,000 signatures asked Lego to feature more characters with disabilities.

The group behind the petition said in a statement the move "will speak volumes to children, disabled or otherwise, the world over."

The new figures are part of the "Lego City" line, set to debut in June.

Featured Stories
US Border Patrol agents carry out special operations near the US-Mexico border.

Homeland Security Has New Plans To Crack Down On Illegal Immigration

M1/A1 Abrahams tanks.

The World Hasn't Moved This Many Weapons Since The End Of The Cold War

Soldiers at the scene of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif's death.

Israeli Soldier Gets 18 Months In Extrajudicial Killing Of Palestinian

Now Watching
Lego Will Release Its First Mini-Figure That Uses A Wheelchair
Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Company News Coverage