Anger over Lego Men Hijacked for Gay Posters
Byline: Dean Herbert
TOY giant Lego has threatened legal action against a sexual health campaign that depicts its figures as gay men.
The bizarre material, which shows the children's toys posed as a homosexual couple, were handed out as part of a taxpayer-funded initiative to promote gay rights.
But officials at toy company Lego confirmed that they had passed the images on to their legal team after being left horrified by their 'adult themes'.
In the leaflets, the Lego figurines are used to depict a gay couple holding hands and talking to a policeman, while another is shown visiting a sexual health drop-in centre.
The images were produced by Central Scotland Police's diversity unit as part of a joint project with NHS Forth Valley to advertise sexual health drop-in centres for gay and bisexual men and encourage them to report hate crimes.
The first card features two male figures standing hand-in-hand with a Lego policeman and reads: 'Stopping hate crime in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.' The second shows the same figure visiting a doctor, with the caption: 'Sexual Health Clinics in Falkirk and Stirling.' But bosses at the Danish-owned Lego company were fuming last night. A spokesman said: 'This particular project was not something anyone has approached us with for approval. …