Welcome to 2021, where there is no way to buy LEGO in the UK right now

To say this year has been a rollercoaster is an understatement, to put it mildly. The consensus seems to be that 2021 couldn’t possibly be any worse, and with a vaccine on the way there is perhaps a glimmer of truth in that. But never to be outdone, the UK now has the added bonus of limping sorely out of a global pandemic and into the brutal reality of a Brexit deal that leaves us isolated, poorer and a complete laughing stock.

For an average consumer, there is literally no way to buy LEGO from source in the UK right now. Non-essential shops are shut under new Tier 4 Covid restrictions, and DPD have completely shut down delivery operations until the road routes are back to normal — although no one has any idea what “normal” is because we have torn up the entire rulebook and created a gigantic freight bottleneck at our largest port in order to ensure the EU can’t control the shape of our bananas. Meanwhile, some gammon-faced idiots in London are banging on about sovereignty and feeling mighty good about themselves for signing off the first trade deal in history that makes trade harder than it was previously.

But it can’t be as bad as 2020, right?

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