Hot answers tagged

9

These 10 are Duplo Vehicle Car Base 2 x 6 with Hitches and Red Wheels (Old)' (4883cx2) and came in Red, Blue and Yellow


6

Looks like the Duplo Car Launcher and according to Bricklink this appears in at least 4 different sets: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=31080c01&in=S


6

There really isn't a "on" for the Duplo studs. All Duplo studs are hollow studs. In the interior of the stud, depending on set and the year of the piece, the stud will read: DUPLO or LEGO


5

A legitimate duplo train part will have the word Duplo imprinted inside each round stud, like you see in the image here, sorry for the fuzzy pic. -Brian from brickablocks.


4

Here's a great site for simple Duplo building ideas: http://legoideas.si Very inspirational!


3

I can't comment on why Lego stopped selling Primo. But I can assure you that Duplo is fine for children. The smallest pieces are way too large to choke on, as far as I can tell. Small babies probably don't know how to put the pieces together very well, but that doesn't stop you from building a little house or car or something and letting them play with it.


3

LDD is a closed world where people can't add its own parts. If you want to create Duplo building instructions you should use LDraw that has many Duplo parts in its library, and allows you to create the missing ones if needed.


3

And here is my first project: Color towers: Building towers is probably the first directed building effort that toddlers undertake. In this project I gave our son (20m) many bricks and built 4x4 monochromatic socles for towers. I told him that we are building a 'green', 'red', and so on tower. At first he only got that we are building towers, but I ...


2

When my kids played with Duplo, they always liked building things as tall as possible, or making patterns of colours (e.g. alternating red/blue bricks in a line), or lots of repeated structures (e.g. putting 4 2x2 squares on top of one 2x2 square to make a mushroom shape). I would usually try to suggest ways to make things stronger, then let them run with ...


2

Before 2002 LEGO used "Duplo" inside studs. In 2002 they tried to drop the Duplo brand and possibly for this reason all new Duplo moulds have "LEGO" in the studs. Rare pieces like the 2x10 brick still use an older mould, so still have "Duplo" in the stud. Also from 2012 some sets at least in Europe have 2x4 bricks with "Duplo" in the studs. It's possible ...


2

No, the wheels are too wide. You'll have a similar problem with the DUPLO points as well. If I recall correctly, the wheel base on the trucks is too long for the DUPLO track corners as well. You'll need one of the trains from 10507 or 10508 to use that bridge. Sadly my kids have outgrown their DUPLO and it's now at the back of our loft otherwise I'd post ...


2

Duplo is less often stocked than normal LEGO, but this (US) Bricklink store seems to have quite some in stock. You might find other Bricklink stores in different parts of the world that have stock as well. Another option is looking for the 10622 Duplo Large Creative Box, which was on Black Friday sale at Walmart recently. It can still be found on Amazon ...


2

You might consider buying duplicates of some of the train sets to get more tracks and bridges, or you can buy the pieces individually on BrickLink, the largest online LEGO marketplace. For example if I pull up the #10508 set on BrickLink and look at the parts selection, I can see that the straight train tracks are available for about a dollar each from many ...


1

Here's a site with some excelent examples of simple Duplo builds, oriented towards 2-4 year olds: http://legoideas.si/ Hopefully you'll like idea or two!


1

LEGO Junior elements have the same connections as the standard LEGO System elements and for the most part are the same pieces - it's just the building techniques are usually simpler and there may be more large elements in the set. As such, they are as compatible as ordinary LEGO which is to say: DUPLO blocks can be built on top of LEGO blocks and LEGO ...


1

I make a selection of 2x4 duplo bricks and the window bricks, together with a base plate. Soon a couple of buildings will emerge, giving your kid a great feeling by "doing great stuff by its own!". Happy building!


1

Check duplobuilding.com, which is a nice active duplo custom building site, with an instagram and youtube channel. Instagram: https://instagram.com/duplobuilding Happy building!


1

Short answer is no. Maybe they will add it in the future, though.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible