Lego has released stay-at-home dad and working mum figurines.

It’s 2016 – and these days, most of us know how common it is to see working mums and stay-at-home dads.

Now, finally, it seems the world of toys is catching up with the real world. In fact, Lego has just announced the company is set to release stay-at-home dad and working mum figurines to “mirror the world we live in today”.


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The new minifigures will form part of the Lego City line, which made its debut at the New York Toy Fair recently.

Lego president Soren Torp Laursen told Fortune that the move was intended to reflect modern society.

"We need to stay in tune with the world around us," he said.

"We aren't responding to demand from anyone. We are trying to portray the world around us and listen to our consumer base."


It's a smart move, considering that number of stay-at-home fathers has almost doubled since 1989.

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The new line follows a petition created by Melissa Wardy, which demanded that Lego create an all-female scientist range.

"Girls can't be what they can't see and we demand more examples of girls and women that celebrate our intellect, courage and creativity," the petition stated.

The new line will be available in June, and will also feature a man in a wheelchair.

Do you think the new Lego figurines are a good idea? 

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