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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 '14 at 11:33

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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While I've actually seen these Nilo products, this does NOT answer the Original Poster's question. –  gev May 9 '14 at 6:13
Who ever this "gev" person is... Your comments are very rude and completely out of line. I actually found the users here to be very helpful and will be looking up the Nilo brick mat myself! They DID answer the original question and offered solutions to those of us searching. –  Elena Novak Oct 21 '14 at 15:20
While not meeting the request for a "baseplate" I think the Nilo Brick Mat could indeed be an answer if you're after a "one or the other" solution. That said, System Baseplates work nicely for both sizes, and will out-last your DUPLO interest ;) –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 21 '14 at 16:24

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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Actually, a Duplo brick only works on Duplo size cylinders or mips. You really can't snap a Duplo brick onto Lego mips for true FUN. Nilo's Block Mats are both TRUE LEGO on one side and TRUE DUPLO on the other. They are dual use. Four of them would be an area 32" x 48" coming in at around the same price,perhaps a better value. But, it is cool to have a graphic image printed on them if you like that sort of thing.

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Did you even read the first comment? Clearly you do not know what you are talking about. Thanks for playing. –  gev May 9 '14 at 6:15
@gev "First" is dependent on the sort order (Active/Oldest/Votes) ;) –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 21 '14 at 16:27
First is still first. Just because someone sorts poorly doesn't change what's first. Yay timestamps! :) –  gev Oct 22 '14 at 4:59

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