You Can Help Make the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ LEGO Playset a Reality
Mark Fitzpatrick is an Australian RuPaul’s Drag Race fan who created ‘RuPaul’s Brick Race’, a LEGO-playset inspired by the popular drag queen reality competition. The playset includes the workroom, the Snatch Game set and mini-figurines for Ru, RuPaul and some of the former queens in their Snatch Game roles like Bianca Del Rio as Judge Judy, Katya Zamolodchikova as Björk and Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie.
Fitzpatrick submitted a proposal for the playset at the beginning of 2017, but in order for LEGO to consider it, the proposal needs 10,000 supporters — that’s where you come in. If you like the idea, you can go to its LEGO project page and give your support. The project has 699 days left to reach 10,000 supporters, but the sooner it reaches that threshold, the sooner it will go to LEGO for possible approval.
The project already has the support of the show’s producers (World of Wonder Productions), RuPaul and fellow Drag Race judges Michelle Visage and Ross Matthews, but it’s unclear whether LEGO would actually approve the project. If so, ‘RuPaul’s Brick Race’ would be the first-ever LEGO playset to feature openly gay and cross-dressing characters.
There would likely be blowback from pearl-clutching conservative “family” groups, but LEGO would also stand to make a huge profit, especially seeing as Drag Race‘s most recent season premiere episode gained a record-breaking 1 million viewers.
In 2015, LEGO rejected a proposed Golden Girls LEGO playset after it received enough support for consideration. LEGO did not explain the reasons behind their decision, but they said that they were either unable to reach a licensing agreement with the owner of the intellectual property rights, the playset used too many pieces or it too closely resembled a project they’re already working on.
You can view some photos of Fitzpatrick’s proposed ‘RuPaul’s Brick Race’ playset below.