With the impact of coronavirus having led to significant changes in almost every aspect of people’s lives, the LEGO Group has released a statement about their production capabilities. Demand for LEGO sets has been high with people stuck at home, leading to some products going out of stock or on backorder at LEGO.com.
In relation to this, the LEGO Group has shared the following statement:
During the past few months we have seen a strong demand for our products as families and hobbyists turn to building to help them get through this difficult period. As a result, we have been working incredibly hard to make sure that our products are available online in our stores and our retail partners’ ecommerce sites.
We have been fortunate that our factories in Europe and Asia continue to operate. Our factory in Mexico has been closed for the past few weeks after the Mexican government ordered all non-essential manufacturing sites to close while the country focussed on preventing the spread of the virus. We have been using our full global supply chain to ship products to all markets and fulfil orders as best as possible.
While COVID has created a very dynamic and uncertain environment, at this stage it hasn’t impacted decisions about when to retire products.