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LEGO Duplo bricks are designed for young children aged 1½ to 5 years. Duplo bricks are twice the length, height and width of traditional Lego System bricks.

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Are DUPLO blocks compatible with LEGO blocks in any way?

Can I build a model out of both DUPLO blocks and LEGO blocks? Do they fit together?
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What are the exact dimensions of a DUPLO brick?

The dimensions of LEGO brick are documented well, but what about DUPLO bricks? If have only found the general statements that DUPLO is twice as large as LEGO but no exact numbers. What about the ...
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Are there any LEGO base plates that are compatible with Duplo?

I'm thinking of making a LEGO table but my two children both use different LEGO sizes. My oldest uses normal LEGO and my youngest uses DUPLO. I'm wondering if there is a base plate that both types of ...
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Which Duplo bricks have practical uses in System building?

Traditional 2x4 and 2x2 Duplo bricks can be used to bulk out models and provide a structural support for landscapes, but have there been any other uses for Duplo bricks of all shapes and sizes in ...
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Third-party blocks with a smiling face or an umbrella with 2 dots on each side

I bought a bunch of duplos from the thrift store and inside there was not Just duplos but also mega bloks. I was able to separate most of them but there are a few that I just cannot tell which is ...
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Software to do Duplo train track layout?

Anyone know a way to create with a software DUPLO train track layout? The only thing I found is: http://www.anyrail.com/index_en.html It's a bit overkill for what I need and it's $US60, although ...
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Do regular Lego trains fit onto Duplo tracks?

I have a small kid and a bunch of LEGO Duplo train track. (Like what's in this set.) Would "grown up" sets, like the Emerald Night or Maersk trains, work on that track? They look pretty close (the ...
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What is the length of a DUPLO train bridge?

I'm trying to plan a DUPLO train track layout to order but I currently don't own any pieces. I'd like to include a bridge like the one in set 3774, but I'm unsure if it will fit my layouts. Can ...
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Is there an API for the Duplo 10874 train set?

I intend to buy this train set for my daughter. Apparently, the locomotive can communicate with an app via a bluetooth connection. My question is: is there any documentation available so that I can ...
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Web site with layouts for LEGO Duplo trains?

Can anybody suggest a web site with plans for LEGO Duplo trains? I've searched the net for a while without any interesting results. Any hints appreciated!
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What is the purpose of the discontinuity in the DUPLO train bridge rack?

DUPLO bridge elements include racks to allow the powered trains to be able to make the climb. An example of this is element 35138: I noticed that the gear rack on this element is not continuous at ...
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Where can I buy DUPLO bulk bricks? [duplicate]

The request seems weird, I'm looking to buy for my 1-year-old some Duplo, but they all come in "dog shapes/windows/humans" etc, with a very small amount of rectangular/square blocks, which is all I ...
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What is the tiny-hand most-friendly sets to migrate from duplo to lego?

How do I migrate a kid who's taken an interest in lego (with a preference to minifigures) from their current duplo collection? I'm tempted to buy just mini-figures, but have seen some "mini" sets ...
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What is LEGO Junior?

Are LEGO Junior bricks bigger than regular LEGO? I can't decide between Junior LEGO and Duplo for my son who is just over 3. I had thought the Junior sets might constitute a happy medium, but am now ...
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Is there any way to buy specific duplo blocks from Lego (pick-a-brick style and/or in bulk)?

I'm brand new to this site, so please bear with me... I've used the search function with no luck, trying to find similar questions that have already been asked, and I've skimmed all the tips/...
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Duplo Locomotive: What is this inner part used for?

Background I was forced to completely disassemble a duplo locomotive. My son played with it in a sand box and, guess what, it was not working anymore. I used a small brush to clean everything single ...
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When did piece markings change from DUPLO to LEGO?

I've looked at some of the DUPLO bricks I grew up with, and compared them to newer ones. I've noticed that the knobs on the older bricks say DUPLO, while the newer ones say LEGO. When did this ...
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What are good DUPLO projects for around 2 year olds?

It is always good to have a bunch of (short) building projects to suggest to our toddlers. Here I would like to collect some easy ones for DUPLO. I'm not particularly interesting in creating ...
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What are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo?

I am interested in knowing what are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo, so I can spend more quality time with them. For example have Lego ever released Duplo building instructions ...
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What is the function of Duplo part# 38507 RAIL ACCESSORY, NO. 4

Can someone explain to me what 38507: RAIL ACCESSORY, NO. 4 (#6225519) is for? I've got this in the new Duplo Train accessory #10882 and can't figure out what it does :S
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Where can I buy bulk DUPLO sized bricks?

I am working on a project where I need LOTS of basic DUPLO sized bricks and/or plates. I need only the simple sizes, 2x2 and 2x4 and possibly 2x6. I do not want any pieces with curves, slopes, decals, ...
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Is it possible to use DUPLO bricks in LDD?

Is there a way to import DUPLO bricks to Lego Digital Designer? Or is there another way to make DUPLO build instructions?
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Why don't DUPLO figures have yellow skin?

Normal LEGO minifigures have yellow skin in an attempt at being racially neutral. Why do (modern?) DUPLO figures use normal flesh tones instead of yellow skin? (Set 10895 aside, which has DUPLO ...
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Are wheels from Duplo numbers' train set 10558 compatible with bridge 3774?

Are the wheels from Duplo set 10558 compatible with the railway bridge set 3774? I have a number of older wheel bases that are too large for the bridge. According to Brickset, the wheels in set 10558 ...
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Who else produces Duplo-sized blocks?

I gather that Mega Bloks Mini Bloks are the same size as Duplo, and are compatible with it. Do any of the other major brick manufacturers make similar bricks? Knowing the possibilities can help when ...
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How does the DUPLO Action Bricks work?

Does anybody knows what is the technology the DUPLO Action Bricks are based on?It is not any RFID or NFC because I printed out the white one on normal white paper which turns lights on/off. The symbol ...
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Are there bricks sized between LEGO (classic) and DUPLO?

I am wondering whether there is a brick-type construction block toys on the market that would be sized between the LEGO (classic/original) and LEGO DUPLO. More specifically I am looking for a 3/4 ...
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How to convert LEGO base plate to a DUPLO base plate? [duplicate]

How can I convert a regular LEGO base to a DUPLO base? I have a table that cannot be changed and it has built-in LEGO baseplates, but I need it to be 100% DUPLO compatible. Any LEGO to DUPLO baseplate ...
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Duplo Activity table to Lego System Table

We purchased a table with Duplo baseplates on top (activity table) for my son when he was 1 year old. He's now turning six and we would like to convert the Duplo top to the regular LEGO System top. is ...
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DUPLO Train Action Bricks

I have the weirdest thing with my son's set. Currently one of the yellow action tiles honks the horn but the other yellow brick does not. No matter the lighting conditions, the position, orientation,...
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Is this a real Duplo Train Base or fake?

I'm new to LEGO, so forgive me if this is a simple question. I purchased a lot of 30 Duplo Train Base from eBay. Below is the picture that accompanied the listing. There is a disclaimer stating: (...
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How to disassemble LEGO train engine base part# 28743?

I have one of the new Bluetooth engines (part 28743, but in the bottom it says Hub No 5 model) that has started to under-perform and make some noises, I think that it need some maintenance (maybe due ...
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LEGO or DUPLO ringing doorbell

Does anyone know if this piece can be found anywhere or what it is called? My kids had a ringing doorbell appox 28 to 30 years ago, where you push down a red button that sits on top of a curved ...
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Is this an early Duplo mini figure?

Just wondering if you have ever seen this figure before? I've had it since I was a kid in the early 80's, and it's always lived with my lego (which was mostly hand-me-downs from my older brother - ie ...
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Is the Lego Duplo Track System being discontinued?

Our child recently got the Duplo train starter set 10507 as a gift. The box indicates an extension pack with more tracks, so I was confident our child would be able to extend the (sorry) somewhat ...
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What is this snapping brick for / which set is it from?

I've found this DUPLO brick: The red part can be pushed in and snaps out when the button on the top is pressed: Any idea which set this is from or what it could be used for?
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DUPLO Train Shopping Resources

I recently bought the 10508 train set for my 3 year old and he just loves playing with it. I am aware of the 10507 and 10506 sets to expand further. Are there any other resources available to buy ...
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Are there any reports of fatal or life-threatening incidents with LEGO?

My older kids love LEGO, so my younger kid is also very keen on playing with them, rather than only playing with DUPLO. I am however concerned that it might be risky for him. Most pieces are either ...
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What logos appear on Duplo brick studs?

Do all regular Duplo bricks have the word "Duplo" written on their studs? If not, what variations are there?
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How to open Duplo train base 2961b?

How can I open a Duplo train base 2961b without destroying it? It is not working despite fresh batteries. There are no screws.
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From what series is this brick?

We have ten of these, but I don't know from which series! When pressing the yellow button it makes a sound that could be a train or a tractor or something like that. We are curious. Does anyone know?
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Why does the Duplo bathtub piece have an odd height?

I have recently come in touch with the Duplo bathtub piece. While it is mainly a bathtub whose bottom is shaped in such a way that it can be placed on Duplo studs, one of the piece's sides also ...
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Duplo rail accessory compatibility with older trains

Are the new Duplo rail accessories, like #6225521 and #6225519 (appearing in, for example Duplo #10872: Train Bridge and Tracks; #10874: Steam Train; and #10875: Cargo Train) compatible with older ...
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Are DUPLO gears compatible with LEGO gears?

Can I make a transmission from DUPLO gear (Early Simple Machines Set 9656) to regular-sized gear?
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Can the DUPLO My First Number Train fit on DUPLO tracks?

I have the My First Number Train set, pictured here. This set did not come with track. Other sets, such as My First Train set, pictured here, do come with track, but the wheels look different. Can ...
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Creating ski gondolas/tramway with Duplos

I've got a three year old who just came home from a ski vacation where he was enamored with the gondolas (like below). I want to make one with Duplos for him. I'm most of the way there, but have a ...
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Why did LEGO stop selling sets for <1.5 year old (Primo etc)?

LEGO used to make Primo sets and baby toys for 6 month+ babies. As a parent of a young child the only option I have is Lego Duplo that isn't quite ready for her age. Are used Lego Primo sets safe ...
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Duplo Train Thomas? [closed]

Anyone know if Lego will make new Thomas And Friend Duplo? The first sets were from 2005-2009 and I can't find any information about the future of this licences
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can I open/repair this pullback motor?

my son has a duplo pullback motor this motor does not work well. after pull back it forwards 2 and a half wheel turns and stops. there is a small resistance. forcing it forward two millimeters it ...
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Can Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets? [duplicate]

Are Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets and all be played with together?