Schools, workplaces, and more are locking their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, LEGO® Stores closed and join the growing list. This is in addition to the earlier closure of Bricks & Pieces online. The official notice from the LEGO® Group reads:
In these days of uncertainty it’s important to stay safe. Yesterday, we closed all of our owned and operated LEGO® Brand Retail Stores with the exception of China up to and including March 27. Thousands of people visit our stores each day, and despite all the precautions we had taken to remain open we could no longer guarantee a safe environment for colleagues and costumers.
The online shop at LEGO.com is still open and we continue to work hard to meet costumers requests and wishes. We are seeing shoppers are buying LEGO sets to help them through these tough times. And at the same time, we will navigate with attention to everyone’s health and well being.
NOOOO! Not the LEGO® Store!
Additionally, a few days ago, the following message appeared on Bricks & Pieces online:
Due to COVID-19 we’ve had to introduce special measures at all our sites to reduce the risk of infection, including reducing the number of people who can work together at any one time to pick bricks for Bricks & Pieces. Buying bricks therefore isn’t available at the moment. This only applies to Bricks & Pieces – everything else is business as usual. We’ll have the service back up and running as soon as possible.
As announced above, LEGO.com remains open. Therefore, if you are in self-isolation like me, you can still order your LEGO® amusement. However, even if you can’t order, building with what you have is a great way to pass the time and reduce stress. Get creative, build those MOCs, and most importantly, stay healthy and safe.
Until next time,
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