Lego creates the hipster stay-at-home dad

Lego's hipster dad comes complete with a beard and flannel shirt. Photo / Getty, AFP
Lego's hipster dad comes complete with a beard and flannel shirt. Photo / Getty, AFP

Pushing a pram in checked shirt, "hipster" beard and stylish blue jeans, this is not your traditional Lego character.

But thanks to the toy giant's push to depict "modern families", a stay-at-home dad is the latest addition to the company's minifigure collection. With the set is a Lego baby - and ready to hand over a bottle is its businesswoman mother wearing smart office attire.

Also among the Danish firm's new line of 21st century-friendly characters is a child in a wheelchair accompanied by an assistance dog.

Lego hopes the new figurines will represent "the world we live in today".

The firm's Soren Torp Laursen told Fortune: "We aren't responding to demand from anyone. We are trying to portray the world around us and listen to our consumer base."

A child in a wheelchair with an assistance dog has also been created. Photo / Getty, AFP
A child in a wheelchair with an assistance dog has also been created. Photo / Getty, AFP

It comes after Lego last month announced the disabled figure in a wheelchair would be in the new line when it goes on sale in June. 

British disability campaigner Rebecca Atkinson said the latest addition would help to end "cultural marginalisation".

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