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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