Back in April, I shared the news that Lego was bringing out some inclusive Lego – and hoped that it would soon be available in Australia, or at least here in time for Christmas. I think showing our kids how diverse human life can be is a great start for making our society more tolerate and happy.
Well, yesterday, I was in our local shops with my kids so we had to visit the Lego aisle. And to my delight, I spotted a Lego playing in the park set*.
As you can see from the box, this set includes:
- a child in a wheelchair
- a man pushing a baby in a pram
- a man playing in the park with kids
- a woman mowing lawns
- a woman painting
And it wasn’t just me who liked this set.
My eight year old son was happy about the wheelchair and bike, and said he wants this set.
My fifteen year old daughter loved it – her own words were that it is great to see inclusive Lego and it was her who noticed the women working and a man caring for children. She nearly bought it for herself and left thinking about getting it next time…
My six year old was over the moon about there being a baby and a pram (she is obsessed with babies, as noted in her preference for a baby Lego advent calendar!)
I am proud my kids appreciated the value of this set – I might just have to give it as a combined Christmas present this year!
Would you look for this set to give any Lego fans in your life?
* I still can’t find this set online in Australia, but hopefully it will come to Aussie online toy stores soon, too.o