At Creative Playware we take all the precautions recommended by the CDC to ensure our products reach you in a safe and healthy way.
The LEGO elements used in our products are new and will therefore not need to be cleaned before you start playing with them.
The products are shipped by one employee. The individual has been checked for fever before work and has taken all recommended safety precautions, including but not limited to disinfecting all work surfaces before packing the shipment, cleaning hands frequently and wearing a mask.
If you are concerned about the virus entering your home on packaging, leave the shipping container unopened for 24 hrs in garage, basement or hallway, as COVID-19 can live on cardboard (the shipping box) for up to 24 hours, and wash your hand thoroughly after handling the package.
The virus can live on plastic for up to 72 hours. All current product stock was assembled and sealed before the COVID-19 outbreak so there is no risk that the Corona virus are on the actual bricks.
If LEGO elements get dirty after play, the LEGO Group recommends cleaning the pieces by hand using water, no hotter than 104°F / 40°C, and a soft cloth or sponge. Higher temperatures may affect the quality of the parts including warping, which is why you should avoid cleaning LEGO elements in a regular dishwasher.
You can add a mild detergent to the water - please rinse them well with clear water afterwards and you're done!
The LEGO Group does not currently recommend disinfecting elements with bleach, however the following method has been used by the LEGO fan community for a long time for bricks that need to a good cleaning.
Soak the pieces in a bleach/water solution (1 tbs of bleach to 1 gallon water) in a PLASTIC (bleach reacts with metal) container for 10-30 min. Please use caution when cleaning bricks with stickers or print as soaking bricks too long can cause the stickers to loosen or fade.
***Remember to use protective gloves, and do this in a *WELL-VENTILATED* well ventilated area. KEEP SOLUTION AWAY FROM CHILDREN.***
Drain the bleach/water solution thoroughly, refill with luke-warm tap water, squirt in some dish soap, and swish the elements around. Drain, refill with clean water, and repeat until there is no soap left in the water or on the parts.
You can use a salad spinner to drain the final water. Wrap them in a thick towel and shake them to get as much water off as possible. Place the bricks on a dry towel to dry, turning them every so often to help drain the water.