LEGO Build-a-Minifigure closed at LEGO Stores in response to coronavirus

With coronavirus spreading, LEGO Stores have removed Build-a-Minifigure stations to reduce the risk of transmission.

In the USA and other countries around the world, official LEGO Stores have removed the Build-a-Minifigure components and the elements from the Pick & Build walls. It is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, with the loose pieces at risk of contamination. The Brick Fan shared the news and the image of an empty display stand.

The LEGO Group has advised retailers to remove loose bricks and play tables from stores.

Coronavirus is spreading around the world, with governments and the World Health Organisation (WHO) providing advice on how to respond to it and what measures to take.

LEGO Stores Build a Minifigure

Friday saw the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort open for the new season despite the coronavirus outbreak, with ‘enhanced cleaning regimes’ in place. In Denmark, the LEGO House closed last week, for at least the rest of the month.

A group of students at an elementary school in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, have constructed an automated disinfectant dispenser using LEGO bricks to help prevent epidemics such as coronavirus.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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