It’s not uncommon for LEGO Technic components to be included in LEGO builds - especially where motion or interaction is needed.
Has the same ever happened with a Duplo component being included in a ‘classic’ LEGO set? Perhaps using their extra size to help build up an area.
(In case clarification is needed, we can define Duplo components as being anything listed under Duplo in the LEGO pick-a-brick service. And any set not branded as Duplo or Technic can be considered a ‘classic’ LEGO set).