Friday, November 18, 2011

Duplo and Standard Lego Compatibility

I love that Duplo bricks and standard Lego bricks are compatible.  I don't have a ton of Duplo, but I find the extremely useful when I'm building something big and bulky.

I pulled them out just recently when Liam (my son) and I decided to build "Liam Town."  Here are a couple of shots:

The main part of this is obviously the train tunnel.  In the last picture you can see my son's creation of himself (completely Duplo).

A 2x3 standard Lego brick won't directly connect to a Duplo brick.  The standard Lego bricks must be a 2 by ____ (and the blank number needs to be divisible by 2).  For example, a 2x4 would work, and so would a 2x6 or 2x8.  The nice thing is that once you've covered the Duplo with standard Lego bricks, you can build anything on top of those.

Pretty sweet.  We had a lot of fun.

As a side note, you'll notice the doors/windows on our trains are often open.  This is the work of little sister, Tigi.  She is quite adamant that windows stay open.  :)

1 comment:

  1. hey nice job on the Duplo and Standard Lego Compatibility. so i was thinking can i work with u and this is Michael valverde