Building an LGBTQ Legacy – Lego Gets Queer

Written by | The Lens

Homophobes are like a broken record (playing Kid Rock). They’re always spouting the same tired drivel: But what about the children? Bigots think that kids shouldn’t be privy to expressions of LGBTQ+ identity or else they will get confused.

But confusion is a straight man’s game. The gays know exactly who we are, okurrr?

We are award winners, trendsetters, lovers, friends and visionaries. In other words, we are fab.

Lego recently unveiled their homage to the Fab 5 from the Emmy lauded Queer Eye and the results are ga-ga-ga-gorg. As every kid from age 3 to age 103 knows, Lego is synonymous with couture craftsmanship. When it came to recreating the Netflix uber-stars’ Atlanta loft, the toymaker didn’t leave a hair out of place.

Speaking of hair, that JVN coif flip is giving us major feels, mama!

But we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves. Lego deconstructs the construction of their latest triumph brick by rainbow-colored brick on their website’s product page.

“As you recreate all the details that make up the interior of the Fab 5’s original Atlanta loft, you’ll discover lots of features from the show with tributes to each of the Fab 5’s special talents.”

Let’s take a tour of the fierce facets of this Queer encluave with Lego as our guide, shall we?

“There’s a kitchen island for Antoni, a clothing rack for Tan, Jonathan’s swivel salon chair and Karamo’s couch and scrap book. And this space is Bobby-approved as he helped design this very special LEGO interior.”

But perhaps our favorite quote from the product description sits proudly atop the page:

“Get ready to be your true self as you join the Fab 5 for a rewarding building project with this LEGO® Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) set.”

Be yourself. That’s the kernel of truth at the center of our homo human trail mix mélange, isn’t it? Toys are an extension of our imagination, but they also reflect our everyday experiences. Sometimes we click, sometimes we fall apart, but we do it over and over again until we create a tower of togetherness.

And who better to design that tower than the experts? (the gays)

Thanks again, Lego, for infusing equality into your aesthetic. See you at the loft!



Last modified: September 17, 2021