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Lego unveils minifigure in wheelchair

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Lego unveils minifigure in wheelchair

Lego has unveiled its first ever minifigure in a wheelchair.

The beanie-hatted character, which debuted at the Nuremberg and London toy fairs, was pictured alongside a helper dog in a park scene alongside an ice-cream vendor, cyclist and park-goers.

The figure will go on sale as part of Lego's City range from this June, a spokesperson for the toy firm told ITV News.

Lego has been praised for the move having been criticised in the past for its lack of diversity in its figures.

The #ToyLikeMe campaign was launched last year and a petition calling on Lego to release more disabled figures attracted more than 20,000 signatures.

The campaign's co-founder Rebecca Atkinson accused Lego of "excluding 150 million disabled children worldwide by failing to positively represent them in its products".

After seeing the new figure, the #ToyLikeMe organisers said Lego had "just rocked our brick-built world!”

“We’ve got genuine tears of joy right now...Lego we salute you!".

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