The thing about this pandemic is that it's hitting different countries in different ways, usually based on the attitude of the local people and the way the government has responded to the threat. In our case it's been a mix of both, with the government screwing things up at every turn and heaps of people presumably ignoring lockdown rules to go to the beach at weekends.
Some countries that are opening up their borders are still have restrictions against COVID hotspots (like the UK) and that means we won't be going very far at the moment.And with that in mind, Lego House is going to start offering virtual tours, because plenty of people won't be able to go in person when it reopens on 22nd June.
The tours aren't tours of the whole building, sadly, but instead will be a livestreamed tour of the History Collection inside the Lego House basement. They start on 11th June, and will see a Lego historian walk the virtual tour around the collection and sharing fun facts about Lego the company and the products it makes.
The LEGO Group started back in 1932 and its history is full of stories and play. To provide an in-depth live tour we offer 5 individual tours based on 5 important chapters of the LEGO Group’s history. The tour will be hosted by a LEGO historian, who is an expert in LEGO history, and you will be able to ask questions during the session via Live Chat. The tour guide will answer your questions live.
So from the sounds of things you might want to check out all five tours, though the Lego House sign up sheet offers two sessions for each one. So you will have multiple chances to get your place, and not miss out. Here's the timeline laid out on the website:
- Tour One, June 11th: The Beginning of the Lego Group - 1932 to 1946
- Tour Two, June 25th: The Lego Group - Consolidating Plastic, 1947 to 1961
- Tour Three, July 9th: Expanding the Lego System in Play - 1962 to 1978
- Tour Four, 13th August: Introducing New Ideas - 1979 to 2001
- Tour Five, September 1st: Crisis and Turnaround - 2002 to 2019
Tours are set to continue until September, are held in English, don't require special software, and are free of charge. You do need to pre-register, however, and that can be done on the Lego House website.