Lego set to open 120 new stores amid lockdown sales surge

Boys and girls will be taking over the floor at home this Christmas as they tackle the Lego City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel

Lego has announced plans to open 120 new stores this year, following a leap in the number of adults using the building kits during lockdown.

Despite the impacts of the pandemic on the retail industry, the business is on track to open a swathe of new stores worldwide throughout the year, 46 of which were opened in the first half.

The Danish toy firm recorded a 7% increase in revenues for the first half, up to DKK15.7bn (£1.8bn), while its operating profit jumped 11%.

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