After the good news of the gradual re-opening of US LEGO brand stores, LEGO ensures product availability amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering that the current pandemic has driven a sort of a ‘building trend’ among the LEGO fan community while staying home, coupled with certain adjustments in employee practices, have led to the possibility that consumer demand may outpace LEGO’s capacity to ensure product availability. In response to this, the LEGO Group has released a statement underscoring its efforts in making sure that these much-anticipated sets will still roll out as planned.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the entire globe, with global and local economies badly hit by closures and shelter-at-home or stay-at-home orders by governments to contain the pandemic. In compliance with these orders, the LEGO Group opted to comply with these local orders, including the temporary shutdown of its production plant in Mexico. However, with the continuous operation of its European and Asian factories, we are assured that current and upcoming LEGO sets are still on their way to your nearest LEGO brand store.
You may still choose to do your LEGO shopping online and to check out the latest LEGO sets around, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.