A RuPaul’s Drag Race mega-fan has come up with a fabulous idea to create a Lego set inspired by the popular reality show.
Melbourne based Mark Fitzpatrick has worked for two year to create RuPaul’s Brick Race.
Like the real show will feature a workroom, main stage, TV monitor for challenge announcements, prep area and mirror where departing contestants can scrawl a customary lipstick farewell message.
The figurines based on the real contestants will have wig options, a tailoring form, sewing equipment and makeup will be made to change their looks.
Fitzpatrick has made eight figurines (minifigs) including three of host RuPaul; on the runway, in the iconic racing drag suit and in a suit to host ‘Clutch Game’.
Clutch Game will be the Lego version of the fan favourite Snatch Game contestant challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Figurines in Clutch Game will be winners Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie and Bianca del Rio as Judge Judy. Other drag queens Milk features as Julia Child, Katya as Björk and Alyssa Edwards as Katy Perry.
Fitzpatrick entered his creations into Lego Ideas where people can propose ideas for new Lego sets. Other creations proposed include sets based on the TV show The Office and the movie Inside Out.
Lego Ideas projects must attract 10,000 supporters for Lego to consider reviewing the project.
Launched last week RuPaul’s Brick Race currently looking for more people to support the idea.
‘I think that, at its core, RuPaul’s Drag Race is whimsical, colourful, full of life and brimming with talented people who express their creativity and personality. I think all of those qualities marry brilliantly with Lego,’ Fitzpatrick said.
‘In trying to blend these two pop culture giants together, I hope I’ve found a good middle ground that’s pleasing to fellow fans that brings a smile to their face.
‘I had wanted to create a Lego Ideas submission for several years but I knew I’d needed to find the right idea.
‘For me, that meant finding content matter that would be challenging to replicate in LEGO form, that would take me time to design and could be savoured.
‘I also wanted to explore an idea that would contribute something new to the LEGO universe. A LEGO homage to RuPaul’s Drag Race ticked all those boxes.’