LEGO Has Started Making Face Shields To Support Healthcare Workers

LEGO has stepped up and is now contributing in the fight against coronavirus.

People reports that the toy company has converted some machines in their Billund, Denmark factory into molding machines that can make face shields, that can make over 13,000 per day for Danish Health Authorities workers.

“A few weeks ago a colleague in our incredibly creative Engineering department heard that there was a desperate need for safety equipment for COVID-19 in Denmark,” the company shared in a statement. “He approached the rest of his team with his idea for a visor and they started to trial production ideas. The design and quality was approved by local health authorities.”

The company added that “approximately 100 LEGO employees have been involved in this project, from developing the design and new molds, to working with our supplies to make the visors a reality in just a couple of weeks.”

On top of making the face shields, LEGO is also donating half a million LEGO sets to children as part of an online challenge on their social media channels.

Plus, the LEGO Foundation has also donated $50 million to various charities to help out in coronavirus relief efforts.

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This week we began to make visors at our factory in Billund for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark. We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen. They worked around the clock to create designs and make moulds that can produce more than 13,000 visors a day. We are grateful to have such talented, dedicated and caring colleagues. ❤️

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Children around the world are making rainbows as a symbol of hope. Starting today, we want you to build and share rainbows, and we’ll donate 500,000 LEGO sets to children in need ? 1. Create a rainbow ? 2. Share it with #LetsBuildTogether and tag @lego 3. Tag 3 friends and nominate them to build and share rainbows! #LetsBuildTogether

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