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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:
For the short answer, Duplo studs are indeed taller than twice the height of a Lego stud. And don't rely too heavily on measurements you get from ldraw (and not just for Duplo). For a really long-winded history on this... First, note that when I authored the original Duplo parts I never actually measured them with a ruler or calipers, as there was no ...
The answer is kind of. I own the Emerald Night and a bunch of Thomas Duplo track. The wheelbase of the Emerald Night is wide enough that the "rails" fit inside the wheels. In fact, the passenger car fits perfectly on the track. Unfortunately, neither the engine nor the tender fit as well, due to the fact that both have pieces on the bottom that are too ...
LEGO Juniors sets use normal LEGO System bricks. In other words, they are exactly the same size as the "normal" LEGO bricks. However, the Junior sets are specifically designed for younger children. They often have large single-use pieces (for example, for walls or frames), and are generally very easy to construct. They also limit the use of small or ...
To answer your question, no there is no such plate with DUPLO tubes on the bottom and LEGO studs on top. HOWEVER regular LEGO and DUPLO are completely compatible - as long as the regular LEGO bricks are at least 2x2 studs. Just cover the DUPLO table with regular LEGO bricks and you are done...(c; You could actually use regular LEGO plates too, however the ...
The Thomas and Friends license is currently with Mega Bloks (as of January 2014). For now, that means Lego is not planning on producing any new sets. However, it is not unheard of for licenses to switch. The Marvel Superheros license, for example, was with Mega Bloks as well until Lego took it over last year:
There are several Chinese companies making DUPLO clones, many are listed in this fascinating article by Anthony Tomkins of UK LUG The Brickish Association. Communist LEGO, a review of some Chinese copies
I'm a noob and can only post two links, but check this out. And this modern classic uses a Duplo piece as a major element.
LEGO does have some interesting and inspirational videos and ideas on their DUPLO website: http://duplo.lego.com/en-us/videos/ One issue with DUPLO is that it is mainly considered as LEGO for babies so all the ideas you will get on LEGO's website will be geared towards small children. However there are adult LEGO fans who also use DUPLO in their creations. ...
This is not a full answer, but the Free Art and Technology Lab seems to have carefully measured a DUPLO brick as part of the Free Universal Construction Kit. The parts are made available as STL file, for instance http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15945 - includes DUPLO upper side http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15924 - includes DUPLO bottom side Maybe ...
Very short and simple: http://www.bricklink.com Shiny!! edit: Local group: TexLUG! There is texlug.org and a host of google groups (https://groups.google.com)
Coko definitely does (See here: http://www.edex.com.au/coko-baby-blocks-transport-set-26-pieces.html). Not sure in which countries they are available. There is another question around about a mystery company with an umbrella/smiley/anchor logo on the studs. I've only found System-size bricks and plates from them, but the asker implied she had found ...
After some searching, I have finally come up with the brand. I too purchased a lot of bricks and found these odd ones in the mix, they are Tandem bricks, and there isn't too much information out there on them.
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
For the pulling mechanism there have been several Duplo winches (though I have no idea whether there is a current one, I'm afraid). However, for the track I immediately thought of using those (very sturdy) ribbons that they use around mail order boxes. If you have two parallell and they are pulled tight the wheels might stay on and the look might still be ...
Lego Juniors is fine for 3-year-olds who know not to put toys in their mouths. My son, when he was three, was playing with regular System Lego (of which Juniors is a subset) and it was okay. If it's important to you that your son have things like vehicles, or minifigs, and that he build the whole set himself, then Juniors is the way to go. Otherwise, I see ...
It depends on your goal, as Jason said. He illustrated pretty well why out of the package lego trains don't run on duplo track. However, if you just want something for your kids to dink around with, it is possible to build a wheeled train that will drive on duplo track without using a duplo train as it's base. The trick is to use monster truck tires or ...
I would recommend BlueBrick, which is a versatile LEGO layout editor by Alban Nanty. Apperently it has Duplo parts too, so I believe it should meet your needs. It can actually do much more for your layout planning needs (including modular tables if your club has some, for example), so maybe you'll consider it overkill as well, but since it's specifically ...
Yes! Duplos are 8x the volume of the corresponding Lego bricks.
If you haven't already look for a local Lego User's Group. There's one in Brisbane, plus Sydney and Melbourne. Even if you are not local it might be worth going into the city to meet up with them and join their email list, because there are people in those groups who regularly tour second hand shops and auctions. If they know you want cheap Duplo then when ...
All Duplo and LEGO bricks have the LEGO logo (the logo is just the word LEGO) on the brick somewhere, usually on a stud. Megabloks always have blank studs and slightly offset colors compared to LEGO or Duplo bricks.
Although the logo on the "umbrella-bricks" you have are not Megablock, they are not Duplo either. Duplo always have the LEGO logo somewhere, and the studs are hollow. The hollow studs make them compatible with standard Lego bricks that are at least size 2x2, since the cylinder inside the Lego brick fits perfectly inside the hollow Duplo stud. See the ...
The answer is: Yes. In fact in my annual project I use a Duplo part that a friend got me from one of the Lego Land parks. Never had a problem using it.
I remember reading an article where someone stated that they used the Duplo 2x4 bricks to build up height for large models. The Duplo was then covered and surrounded by Lego, but that the Duplo added a lot of strength for the weight.
Generally, I would say that it's only the big, strangely shaped ones that have decent uses. Obviously you would very rarely use any of the small ones, and system is much better at this. (Only exception I can think of is a piece shortage (heaven forbid!)) I personally have never come across a MOC using DUPLO pieces in large scale, and I doubt you'll find a ...
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