Lego Creates Molds, Re-Purposes Molding Machines to Produce Visors for Healthcare Workers

The iconic toymaker announced on Instagram that it has begun making visors “for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark” at its Billund plant. The team “worked around the clock to create designs and make molds that can produce more than 13,000 visors a day,” said the company.

Lego-made visor
Almost 100 workers at the Lego plant in Billund, Denmark, collaborated to produce visors for medical personnel. Image courtesy Lego.

"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," Lego said, according to ABC News. "He approached the rest of his team with his idea for a visor and they started to trial production ideas. We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen."

Nearly 100 workers have been involved with the project, from supplying the materials needed to creating the actual molds for the equipment, added ABC News.

To help children in need during the pandemic, Lego has also made a $50 million donation through its foundation split between Education Cannot Wait, an organization that provides educational opportunities to children in emergency situations, and Lego Foundation partners and charities.

The company has also introduced a Lets Build Together page on its website and launched #letsbuildtogether across its social channels to share with children and families building ideas, daily challenges set by LEGO designers, retro builds, and live build-a-longs with fans across the globe. “Our hope is to alleviate some of the strain and stress for families while keeping children engaged and curious,” the company said in announcing the program on its website.

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