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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.
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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.

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