Lego Is Now Considering An Official “Golden Girls” Set

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Last week we broke the news that toymaker Sam Hatmaker had built detailed Golden Girls characters and sets out of Lego and had posted them on the Lego Ideas page in hopes the company would actually produce them.

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Since then, the story went viral—popping up on USA Today, E! and countless other outlets around the world. even Ellen DeGeneres gave Sam a shoutout on her show.

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When we posted our story he less than 200 votes for his GG sets—after the story got picked up, those numbered soared.

Yesterday his Lego Ideas rocketed passed the 10,000-vote requirement to get Lego to consider making a set—the fastest moving campaign in Lego Ideas history.

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The next step is for Lego to formally review Sam’s submission, look at getting a license for Golden Girls from NBC/Universal, and make a final decision on whether we’ll see Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy on store shelves in the coming months.

Previously, the company has launched Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and Big Bang Theory sets based on Lego Ideas submissions.

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“Both you and Jennifer turn out fine. It’s your kids, Marty!”


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The Danish toy company only reviews submissions twice a year, so it could be a while before our favorite foursome get the green light. But we’re pretty sure every gay man in America will want a set for Christmas.

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“It was so overwhelming, was crying at my desk,” Sam confided to us about the furor over his creations. He knows the project may never go any further than this, and that’s just fine.

“The Internet is usually so negative—we’re all tearing each other down, and never building anything,” he explains. “So, for people to be excited about something fun and kinda positive is just so incredible.”


Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.