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"Lego unveils new genderless bricks with no male/female connectors," reads a screenshot of a headline above the date May 20, 2021. Below is an image of a smooth blue brick, Lego’s logo and the words "introducing genderless."
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The Facebook post doesn’t make clear the headline is from the Bee and while some people recognize it as a joke anyway, others are unsure.
The story was published the same day that Lego announced a new LGBTQ-themed set called "Everyone Is Awesome." The 346-piece set includes 11 figures in the colors of the rainbow. It was inspired by the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride.
We rate claims that Lego is introducing genderless bricks False.
Facebook post, May 21, 2021
The Babylon Bee, Lego unveils new genderless bricks with no male/female connectors, May 20, 2021
CNN, Lego unveils first LGBTQ set ahead of Pride Month, May 20, 2021
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