The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been delighting fans for many years, first through the book and then the movies. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Harry Potter’s creator J.K. Rowling, who has been departing questionable comments on social media over the last few years. Comments which have hurt a lot of fans of the magical series. After the issue was raised on the LEGO Ambassador forum, LEGO® has released a short statement regarding the LEGO Harry Potter licensing agreement. This clarified that partnership LEGO has is with Warner Bros., with any licensing or royalty fees paid to the movie studio and not directly to Rowling. You can read the statement below.
“There is no place for discrimination in our society. Our mission is to inspire the builders of tomorrow, and that includes inspiring them to be empathetic, kind and inclusive both through our products and our learning through play programmes. “
Our partnership to create Wizarding World sets is with Warner Bros, not JK Rowling. Warner Brothers receives the royalty fees from the sales of LEGO Harry Potter sets. You will need to contact Warner Brothers directly to ask them how they distribute these funds.
Since Diversity and Inclusion are a focus for us, we also work with non-profit organisations that support LGBTQ+ children. In Connecticut we have donated to TRUE COLORS, a non-profit organisation that works with social service agencies, schools, organisations and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognised and competently met.
UK we are also working with Diversity Role Models, an organisation that helps to educate all children about the importance of inclusion and empathy for all.; and Albert Kennedy Trust, an organisation that provides housing and support for LGBTQ+ youth.