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I'm thinking of making a lego table but my 2 children both use different lego. My oldest uses normal lego and my youngest uses duplo. Just wondering if there is a base plate that both types of lego will work on?

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A regular LEGO base plate will work with DUPLO bricks. As demonstated in this question, the two systems are compatible in a number of ways. Here's an example of someone using system base plates with DUPLO bricks:

DUPLO on system base plates

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How secure is this kind of connection? I'd almost think that it'd work better the other way around, with a DUPLO base and a generous amount of extra LEGO 2x4s that can be used to build a foundation for any LEGO structures. Though a look at google seems to indicate that most large DUPLO baseplates don't have the hollow pegs that allow for compatibility. –  Random832 Nov 27 '13 at 5:34
    
You're right - the DUPLO baseplates don't really allow System bricks to connect, while the System -> DUPLO connection is quite good. –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Mar 5 at 11:33
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What you need is a Nilo brick mat. It's a rubbery mat that has standard (small) lego studs on one side, and dulpo on the other. You can buy them on Amazon, Ebay or straight from Nilo. http://www.nilotoys.com/acc.htm

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I just found a new base plate that is easer and better. You can get it 2 feet by 2 Feet or 2 feet by 4 feet and they put themes and pictures on it as well or you can just get white and build on it.. I looked around and this is the cheapest and best I have seen. I got a prototype from the company and loved it. I would not build another table again!! The bricks really worked well with it and my son loves it. www.slabdreamlab.com

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