Fabulous new LEGO® Queer Eye set to celebrate creative expression and promote positivity

This special new set is in honour of the award-winning show that has brought tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts. 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.

Queer Eye is all about building people up

The Fab Five use their own personal experiences – both positive and negative – to achieve a constructive and lasting impact for every single person, or heroes as the team prefers to call the people they meet.
  • Tan France
    I love being a part of the Fab Five, and through Queer Eye, I get to shed light on the beauty of the diversity of our community. That was my main hope, when I auditioned for the show, and I’m so grateful to be in this position
    – Tan France
  • Jonathan Van Ness
    It’s so important that folks have inclusion built into their creativity. So, for the LEGO Group to show support for topics like LGBTQIA+ inclusivity feels necessary and I’m excited that it is happening
    – Jonathan Van Ness
  • Bobby Berk
    To be able to make a show that has not only been a success but is also able to help millions of people to love themselves and others more is the biggest honor of my life
    – Bobby Berk
  • Antoni Porowski
    It’s the perfect pairing! LEGO® sets come together like a beautiful recipe – from these simple bricks you can create works of art that tell a story. And that feeling of joy that comes from sharing something that you’ve built, or cooked, or created, is something we love to celebrate on Queer Eye
    – Antoni Porowski
  • Karamo Brown
    As an adult, any creative process can help give you focus and take you out of your own head space. Buidling with LEGO® bricks is a perfect way to help you unwind and de-stress while also giving you a real sense of accomplishment with whatever you create so just like our show, LEGO building can help in a little way to piece together people’s lives. This is the perfect partnership
    – Karamo Brown
Three LEGO designers, Ruth Kelly, Diego Sancho and Matthew Ashton

Clicking it all together

Just like it is for the Fab Five, teamwork is an essential part of developing a great LEGO® set. The fabulous team behind this set were VP of Design and lead designer of this model, Matthew Ashton, Senior Graphic Designer, Diego Sancho and Senior Element Designer, Ruth Kelly.
LEGO designer looking at prints

Bringing the loft to live

Diego had the important task of capturing the Fab Five’s likeness in LEGO minifigure form, as well as designing all the decorations and sticker to bring the loft to life: “ I got the opportunity to do my personal take of the artwork for the loft, to add some nice Easter Eggs for the fans! I created a ‘Yaaas Queen’ print for the kitchen to celebrate the fun LGBTQIA+ saying, and if you look closely at the unique brush-stroke art you will see it says FAB 5!”
LEGO designer sculpting a wig

Wig element in shimmering silver

For Ruth the challenge was very different: “We simply didn’t have any existing wigs with a coif quite as voluminous as Tan’s, so it was my job to sculpt a new one - in shimmering silver to really ‘elevate’ Tan’s look!”
LEGO designer showing a design

Rebuilding a more positive world

Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the LEGO Group and lead designer of the new set, worked closely with the Fab Five and is proud of the collaboration and what it stands for.

He said: “Queer Eye has had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives which is why we are excited for this collaboration. It reminds us that we need to take time to celebrate kindness and help build each other up. In this set we’ve captured themes central to both the LEGO Group and the show – caring, creativity, learning and fun. While the Fab Five rebuild people’s lives, we are on a mission to inspire people to get creative and help rebuild a more positive world.”

Inspiring future generations

Our mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. So with that as our focus, we are investing in helping to educate future generations about empathy and inclusivity through our partnerships with UK charity Diversity Role Models and US charity GLSEN.

Learning through play is a powerful force. We believe it can also help children and families learn about the world around them – including the importance of being inclusive and kind. We will continue to work with groups associated with the LGBTQIA+ community who work with families & children to build a more inclusive, equitable and empathetic society for future generations.

LEGO critters talking together

LGBTQIA+ in the workplace: LEGO® Employee Advocacy

The LEGO Group has both Global and Local Employee Advocacy Groups, each comprising volunteers passionate about diversity and inclusion from all parts of the business. They work together to implement internal initiatives and events addressing local needs.

Our workplace partnerships

The LEGO Group is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. It partners with Workplace Pride, Stonewall and Open for Business to help shape strategies and programs to support employees who identify as LGBTQIA+ and allies across the company.