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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