Compiling QubesOS without binary blobs?

I have a ThinkPad L390. When downloading the ISO image for flashing to a USB drive, I read the FAQ, and read that QubesOS is packaged with proprietary binary blobs, in order to work.

What necessarily are these binary blobs? Do they apply to my ThinkPad? If not, how can I build QubesOS from source without the binary blobs? Are there open-source replacements for those binary blobs, or am I limited to not using any x86 hardware if I want security without unknown binary blobs?

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