LEGO Avatar fixed a long-standing minifigure accessibility problem

A new element in a 2022 LEGO Avatar set has fixed a long-standing oversight for LEGO wheelchairs.

Speaking to LEGO YouTuber DuckBricks in an interview, LEGO Avatar designers confirmed that 75573 Floating Mountains: Site 26 & RDA Samson sees a new wheelchair element that fixes a minifigure accessibility issue.

“They made a modification to the wheelchair to allow it to actually go through doors,” reported DuckBricks. “That was something that you couldn’t do with the older wheelchair, which felt like a big miss, that you can’t wheel them through the standard LEGO door frame.”

The YouTuber goes on to say that this modified wheelchair is now the standard wheelchair being used moving forward, as also seen in 60389 Custom Car Garage, released at the beginning of 2023. With the LEGO Group’s recent push to explore disability more concretely in the LEGO Friends theme, making wheelchairs that work just like ones in real life is a vital step of making LEGO sets that represent disability accurately.

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Here are all the LEGO Avatar sets currently available on LEGO.com and from physical stores:

LEGO setPricePiecesRelease date
40554 Jake Sully & his Avatar£17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99246October 1, 2022
75571 Neytiri & Thanator vs. AMP Suit Quaritch£39.99 / $44.99 / €44.99560October 1, 2022
75572 Jake & Neytiri’s First Banshee Flight£49.99 / $59.99 / €54.99572October 1, 2022
75573 Floating Mountains: Site 26 & RDA Samson£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99887October 1, 2022
75574 Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls£129.99 / $149.99 / €149.991,212October 1, 2022
75575 Ilu Discovery£19.99 / $24.99 / €24.99179January 1, 2023
75576 Skimwing Adventure£29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99259January 1, 2023
75577 Mako Submarine£49.99 / $59.99 / €54.99553January 1, 2023
75578 Metkayina Reef Home£69.99 / $79.99 / €79.99528January 1, 2023
75579 Payakan the Tulkun & Crabsuit£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99761January 1, 2023

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Rachael Davies

I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.