According to statistics, there are 150 million children who use wheelchairs around the world. For a long time, there have been efforts made in order to help these children live a normal unrestricted life, seeing themselves from a positive light while in different regions of the world. One of the shining lights that have contributed to this cause is the Lego group, which has for a long time focused on the toy market. The company has consistently tried to delve into the core of the society and uplift the lives of millions of children with disabilities. Its efforts have for a long time gone unnoticed-until just recently.
Lego’s first ever young disabled mini figure
Towards the end of January, Lego launched its first ever disabled minifig, and the news of this major milestone quickly spread around the world. This was a strong gesture and a call for inclusivity in the toy market. By this action, the toy giant sought to let us know that all children with disabilities around the world matter, and that they need representation in all areas of life. The toy figure in question is actually pretty sophisticated, sporting a great hoodie and a nice beanie. To the disabled children out there, this act sends a powerful message. It tells them that being confined to a wheelchair does not render them less important in the grand scheme of things and that they can do many things that other children can do. It is a voice of hope to these kids and a way of showing them that they are awesome, and that the world is always thinking of them. Rather than reinforce stereotypes, Lego went all out to squash them.
Lego and the prosthetics industry
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