Post-pandemic LEGO Store shopping

Closed off Pick & Build walls, no Build a Minifigure, customer number limits and non-contact shopping are all features of post-Coronavirus pandemic LEGO store shopping.

The LEGO Group closed LEGO stores around the world in response to the Coronavirus pandemic – completely closing stores in a majority of countries, whilst in others such as the United States introducing a curb-side pick-up policy. With some countries, regions and states now beginning to come out of respective lockdowns, shops are starting to gradually re-open too, but with social distancing measures in place.

Canadian YouTuber and all-round AFOL Jordan, better known as Bricksie, has provided an excellent insight into how that may change the appearance of – and overall shopping experience at – the LEGO Store.

Documenting a recent visit to his re-opened local store in Edmonton, Alberta, Jordan highlights such things as:

  • limitations on the number of customers allowed into the store at any one time
  • a cleared out central area to the store
  • a closed off Pick & Build wall and Build a Minifigure station
  • specific, separate areas for customers and for staff to stand
  • the particular policy in place for selecting sets you would like to purchase
  • and plastic protective guards in place at the tills

Watch the full video to understand what to likely expect when stores re-open in your country, and for an idea of the sort of post-pandemic LEGO shopping experience that we will all have to get used to.

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Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

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