Words by Andre Kettle
The LEGO City theme has become a staple in being one of LEGO’s best-selling categories, its law enforcement set is a beloved collection. Police have been at the center of LEGO storytelling beyond toys and across games and animation for years.
So after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers LEGO sent a letter to affiliates requesting a wide range of kits be removed from all sites and marketing. The list featured a number of different kits involving police minifigs, along with the White House.
We’ve seen incorrect reports saying we’ve removed some LEGO sets from sale. To be clear, that is not the case and reports otherwise are false. Our intention was to temporarily pause digital advertising in response to events in the US. We hope this clears things up. ♥️
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) June 4, 2020
The toy company quickly explained that none of the kits have actually been canceled. All are still available for sale through the company’s website, along with those LEGO stores that are still open despite the pandemic.
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) June 3, 2020
On Wednesday, the company tweeted they’re in solidarity against racism, adding that it will donate $4 million to unspecified nonprofits “dedicated to supporting black children and educating all children about racial equality.”