Queer Eye gets the LEGO treatment
The LEGO Group has launched a set celebrating the award-winning TV show, Queer Eye.
The LEGO Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft set is a model of the apartment that serves as the group’s base in the show.
The set has been created in partnership with Queer Eye creators Scout Productions along with the show’s licensing agency IMG.
Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the LEGO Group and lead designer of the new set, worked closely with the Fab Five on the new launch.
“Queer Eye has had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives which is why we are excited for this collaboration,” said Ashton.
“Our design team has really enjoyed recreating the Fab Five as LEGO minifigs; Tan was the biggest challenge. We didn’t have an element that did his gorgeous hair justice, so we had to make an entirely new wig element – in shimmering silver of course! The team have also had fun packing the loft with easter eggs, including a ‘Yaaas Queen’ print for the kitchen, which if you look closely, features ‘FAB 5’ in the unique brush-stroke art.”
The set features seven minifigures and fan favourite, Bruley the dog, and comes with a coffee-table-style instruction booklet which gives an insight into how LEGO designers and the Fab Five collaborated on developing the set.
Bobby Berk, the group’s interior designer said: “LEGO bricks played such an important part in my childhood. Clicking those little bricks together really sparked my imagination and creativity. Collaborating with the LEGO team was an absolute dream come true! It would be any kid’s dream and now it’s my reality.”
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