Lego is Stockpiling Bricks for Brexit

By Holly Brockwell on at

All the big companies are bracing for Brexit, and it seems our favourite purveyors of plastic bricks are no exception.

A Brickset interview with Lego CEO Neils B. Christiansen revealed that the company has been "taking some precautions," mainly in the form of getting extra bricks into the country before we go over the cliff:

"I hope [Brexit] will not have a significant impact but it is very difficult to say at the moment. We have been taking some precautions by placing additional stock in the UK but it is challenging to make any predictions. Of course, I am crossing my fingers that there will be little change after Brexit."

So are we, Neils, so are we.

BrickFanatics speculates that it'll be difficult for Lego to store a great deal of stock in the UK long-term, because stock systems are designed to be quick-moving and thus don't involve a great deal of storage space.

The site reckons Lego might have hired extra storage in the UK to keep the Brexit Bricks, which in our head looks like a giant Scrooge McDuck-style vault of golden bricks to save us from certain doom.

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Any guesses where the Brexit vault is? Is the whole thing made of Lego? Will we even be able to afford snappable plastic bricks when we're all alone in the (economic) world? Answers in the comments.

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