The LEGO Harry Potter theme has been extremely popular in the LEGO community but there has also been backlash with the creator of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, regarding things she have said on social media. Fan on social media have asked if JK Rowling has any influence on the LEGO Harry Potter sets which in turn could turn off fans from purchasing any if she does. LEGO’s PR Department has given a response for this issue which you can see 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.
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