All things keep getting… bricker?
The Queer Eye Fab Five recently scooped up their fourth consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, but now they are being honored with a new Lego set.
Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness are part of the new Lego Queer Eye – The Fab Five Loft set, which will be available online and in stores on October 1. It features 974 pieces and recreates the Fab Five Loft from Seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix series.
“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,” said Matthew Ashton, vice president of design at the Lego Group and the lead designer of the new set. “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 kids and adults to get creative and help rebuild a more positive world.”
Ashton explained how Tan’s famous hair was the “biggest challenge” in developing the set: “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.”
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The set comes with seven mini-figures, including one of the show’s most memorable makeovers, Kathi Dooley, Van Ness’ beloved High School teacher, and Bruley the French bulldog, the show’s mascot, who sadly died of heart failure back in 2019.
“Lego bricks played such an important part in my childhood. Clicking those little bricks together really sparked my imagination and creativity,” said Berk. “Collaborating with the Lego team was an absolute dream come true! It would be any kid’s dream, and now it’s my reality.”
The Queer Eye Fab Five Loft Set will be available globally on October 1, so get into it, honey!
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