Variety, the Children’s Charity, welcomes Lego’s decision to launch its first ever minifigure in a wheelchair. For more than 65 years, Variety has supported children with disabilities, many of whom are wheelchair users.

Pamela Sinclair, Chief Barker of Variety, the Children’s Charity, said:

“The children we support find many ‘everyday’ activities a challenge because, despite the progress made, they still find themselves excluded from leisure facilities which are designed for able-bodied children and young people.

With companies such as Lego including disabled figures as part of their toy ranges, children across the world will be introduced to diversity from an early age. This means that they will grow up learning acceptance and understanding.

We must change our thinking to see disability as part of our diverse society, and Lego’s commitment to this is a step forward. We congratulate Lego and hope this is the first of many companies to include disability in their products and services.”