LEGO Stores around the world close due to coronavirus outbreak

The LEGO Group has closed all of the LEGO Brand Stores, except for those in China, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

All LEGO Stores except for those in China have closed until March 27 in response to the coronavirus as the company can “no longer guarantee a safe environment for colleagues and costumers.” This more stringent measure comes after the Build-a-Minifigure stations were removed last week.

Here is the statement that has been released:

These days of uncertainty it’s important and 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 [sic] 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 wellbeing.

Anyone with questions should contact the LEGO consumer services department.

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

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has opened for the 2020 season, with theme park assuring guests that ‘enhanced cleaning regimes’ have been put in place.

In Denmark, where the spread of coronavirus is more advanced, schools have been closed and many of the LEGO Group’s employees are working from home. The LEGO House is closed for the whole of March.

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