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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 System base plates with DUPLO bricks attached: It should be noted that not all DUPLO bricks will be able to connect to a System baseplate. Some examples of incompatibility are round bricks and some ...


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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 need....


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As a conservative approach I would suggest the LEGO Juniors series which has cars and other sets and that are easy to build. However, from first hand experience I can tell that kids learn quickly. Even if reading instructions is too difficult, playing with regular LEGO parts will soon be a lot of fun. Besides : Losing small parts will be an issue with ...


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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 ...


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


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There is not an official API for this set or the other Powered Up sets currently. The community has reverse engineered the Bluetooth API and has created some tools to interact directly with Powered Up and Boost hubs. Here is one example: https://github.com/nathankellenicki/node-poweredup That tool supports basically every device using the Powered Up ...


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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 ...


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It's an interactive piece that makes the train perform a cool(ish) function when it rolls over it. The train has a sensor on the bottom that reads the piece and does the deed. When the train reads this red one... it stops moving, which is sorta coolish for a jealous older sibling maybe ;). Watch 3 videos explaining all the cool possibilities. (1), (2), (...


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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 ...


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I'm not aware of any sites that are dedicated to DUPLO train layouts, but there are certainly interesting layout ideas out there. For example, this was included in set 2932: There are also loads of great creations in this Pinterest category:


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Here are some disassembly pictures and tips. Tools needed: Either a precision flat-head or Philips screwdriver: There are two flat-head/Phillips hybrid screws that hold the the battery cover down. These two screws do not come completely out the battery cover. T9 Star Key: There are six T9 star screws. Four on the corners of the housing and two hidden ...


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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 ...


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I think you mean this part: Duplo Brick 1 x 2 x 2 Rounded Top with Bell It comes with 3 different prints. There are several sellers on bricklink selling the part.


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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 ...


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Based on the layouts from this answer, a half-bridge seems to be 2 straight tracks + 1 quarter-circle (split mid-track at the end, because the middle of the bridge is centered with the crossing track below it). From this guy's measurements, a quarter-circle of the newer DUPLO tracks is about 18x18 studs. Straights are 8 studs long. So, a half-bridge should ...


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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


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Check out these links: this MOC uses a Duplo Ladybug Base. this modern classic uses a Duplo piece as a major element.


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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. ...


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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:


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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


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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


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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.


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One Single Stud Lego brick is 9.6mm H by 8mm W (technically 7.8mm). So at the scale you are looking for we're searching for single stud bricks that are 28.8mm H by 24mm W. After an extensive search among multiple Lego-style building block manufacturers, I can't find any that use the dimensions we're looking for. Here is a list of companies I searched: ...


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I'm aware of two serious incidents, but not life-threatening. One, a young child put a rubber tire on their finger like a ring and went to sleep. This restricted bloodflow and caused swelling. IIRC, an ER visit was necessary but there was no lasting damage. Another, a child removed a piece using their teeth, and accidentally bit through the element, ...


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It hasn't been officially announced yet, but there are at least four large LEGO DUPLO train sets coming this summer. This includes two extension train track packs with straight tracks, curved tracks, switches, bridges, and train crossings. The two full train sets will include more of the same tracks. The set numbers for the extension packs are #10872 and #...


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The table IS already cross compatible, even though it doesn't look it. The tabletop or LEGO baseplate is cross molded for DUPLO pieces to fit and lock in on top of the regular LEGO baseplate. PART ONE: THE PICTURED PROOFS... So, let's imagine the top of your table is my unopened gray baseplate. We'll use a DUPLO Cock-A-Doodle-Doo for an example DUPLO ...


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At last, I have your answer. The figure is from a "Giant Pre-School Loc Bloc" set, likely the "Playground" one shown in the picture. Nearly a month later, while doing unrelated research, I found "Giant Brix Blox", a second possible source of these types of figures; It makes since given that sources claim Loc Blocs & Brix Blox were both imported ...


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I could imagine that this design was chosen to take care of slight angular missalignment of the tracks at the peak of the bridge (the two parts are not exactly in a straight line but slightly bent at the joint). I cannot confirm whether this is possible, because I don't own these parts, but I think for easy assembly and disassembly they have to have a little ...


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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)


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