Kids in Wheelchairs Get a Lego Figure of Their Very Own

'We've got genuine tears of joy right now'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2016 2:49 PM CST
Lego's first figure with disabilities will appear in a set called "Fun at the Park."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – People in wheelchairs now have something in common with astronauts, knights, and pirates: a Lego figure to call their own. NPR reports Lego will release its first figure with disabilities in a set called "Fun at the Park" this June. (The set and figure can be seen in a video here.) The Lego man sitting in a wheelchair was spotted at a toy fair in Germany earlier this week and confirmed by the company Thursday. "We've got genuine tears of joy right now," CNN quotes the organizers of a campaign called Toy Like Me, which received 20,000 signatures on a petition asking Lego to represent children with disabilities in its toy sets. (Read more Lego stories.)

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