LEGO Play Day returned in person this year

LEGO Group employees don’t just make toys, they also get to play with them on the company’s annual Play Day.

Unlike last year’s Virtual Play Week, this year, some LEGO employees were given a day off yesterday to hang out in person, with one simple instruction: play! The LEGO Group organised brick-building events and sessions on the same day in factories all over the world, from Jiaxing in China to Kladno in the Czech Republic.

Of course, there was also some dedicated play time going on in the LEGO Group’s hometown of Billund. In fact, even founding family members Thomas Kirk Kristiansen and Agnete Kirk Thinggard and Chief Operations Officer Carsten Rasmussen joined in.

“It was great to have fun playing together with colleagues,” said Thomas in a statement from the company. “Not only is play fun, it also gives everyone a well-deserved break from work, and play inspires creativity, builds connections and motivation, and helps problem-solving.

“We know the benefits that Learning-through-Play brings to children, and the benefits for adults are just as great and important. Play Day is about inspiring all our colleagues around the world to be more playful.”

“Play Day is a fantastic and welcome break from our very busy schedule,” added Carsten. “Not least after all we have been through with COVID-19, restrictions, and lockdowns. It has been a tough period, and all our employees deserve to have a little bit of carefree fun after what they have accomplished over the past many months.

“As a company that creates play experiences for children, it’s also important that we, no matter how busy we are, take the time to play and have fun together. We must – and will – never be too busy for Play Day.”

Yesterday’s activities were only for factory employees, but other LEGO Group workers will also get their time to play in September. You can see a video of what the factory people got up to in a video here.

Featured Image: The LEGO Group

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