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  1. Hi folks, I am not only new here, but also currently trying to get my Ideas project to become the first ever DUPLO submission reaching 100 supporters. There have been thousands and thousands of projects submitted, but only a handful of DUPLO ideas. I actually like DUPLO bricks better than LEGO bricks... are there other people around, having the same "disorder" ? And of course I'd really like to know what you think about my project: DUPLO Mysteries of The White House: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/865fd7d2-ac55-4162-a098-80fa99d458cb If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them - I mean, obviously there are not too many adults around building MOCs with DUPLO bricks, so don't hesitate to ask.
  2. A little DUPLO castle build my sons and I displayed at the Rocky Mountain Train Show in Denver last weekend
  3. evancelt

    [MOC] Through The Pine Barrens

    A company of British march through the Pine Barrens in New Jersey looking for rebels --------------------------- Built on Duplo, including some 1x2 plates I made by cutting larger plates down. For photos you only need three good sides!
  4. evancelt

    [MOC] The Field Marshal

    As the field marshal went from soldier to soldier looking for the slightest bend in their posture, he thought to himself, "it's good to be in charge".
  5. Hello there It's been an awfull long time since I posted something over here. This is a custom projects I started years ago and finally finished (more or less, I still have troubles making decent pictures). The main theme is still the same, Duplo duo's. I used supersculpey for Yoda's head and Luke's hairpiece. For Luke's lightsaber I modded an antena with miliputt. At first I gave Yoda a cape, trying to do so in "the spirit" of Lego Duplo, but it didn't work well at all. So I just inspired myself by the minifigure. Hope you like it.
  6. evancelt

    [MOC] Famous Last Words

    We don't need a map just bury it by the tree! Terrain Techniques
  7. DUPLO Terrain Techniques A bit tongue-in-cheek, but while playing DUPLO with my 7yo I thought it would be fun to try out some new terrain techniques using pieces I had lying around
  8. evancelt

    [MOC] Sweet Beard

    "Sweet Beard" After the knighthood ceremony finished and the festivities began, the newly minted Sirs Geoffrey and Willhelm snuck away for a few minutes. "Have you tried the pheasant?", asked Sir Geoffrey. "Sweet beard", said Sir Willhelm --------------- Made some custom Duplo bluecoat figures with my 4YO and 6YO sons
  9. evancelt

    [MOC] The Desert Campaign

    The general staff gathers outside a dilapidated building before the column sets out for an oasis 40 miles to the south. -------------------- Just an excuse to display a bunch of imperial admirals together and build some brick boots
  10. evancelt

    [MOC] Pig Island

    Chef Patoget hadn't gone to culinary school, but he had directed his share of pig roasts. After losing his left eye to splattering hot oil in the galley of the Renegade Runner, the chef no longer had great depth perception. As a result, he relied on cabin boys to do the menial tasks in his kitchen. If they were promising, he would call them his sous-chef - they seemed to get a kick out of the title. They had been at sea for a month but had rowed ashore on Pig Island earlier in the day. The sound of the small waterfall beside them created a pleasant drone that the lapping of the waves played above. Pagonet smiled. The crew would feast on pork tonight! -------------------------- Was playing Duplo with my 4YO today and decided to try out some SNOT base techniques I use with system bricks. The second tier is a pseudo-@Ayrlego base, though the Duplo plates are just resting on their side.
  11. Adam Badura

    Duplo Trains discussion

    After spending lots of time playing LEGO Duplo (mostly trains) with my kids and also building some larger layouts myself I got few questions regarding (mostly) design of Duplo tracks. I asked them at Polish LUGPol forum but some were not answered (it seems LEGO Duplo is not popular enough) so I’m reposting them here hoping for larger audience and thus better answers. I believe that LEGO parts (which includes Duplo tracks...) are done carefully and decisions are unlikely taken without evaluating many issues. So the radius used for curved tracks must have some reasons behind it. I don’t know which and I would very much like to know. Since I already know much of troubles caused by that choice. Read further. (1) Curved Tracks Radius A single Duplo curved track spans on a 30° angle. Three such tracks make a right angle. But the simple staff ends here. Ever tried to connect the ends of such right angle with Duplo bricks? It failed, didn’t it? You could actually make it but that would require to strain those tracks a bit (they are significantly flexible so it doesn’t require any strength nor does it seem to make any breaking risks). If you would do that with a hole circle of 12 curved tracks you would not get a circle but an ellipse with short radius of 17 Duplo studs and long radius of 18 Duplo studs. The actual radius of a circle is somewhere around 17.5 Duplo studs. It might be aligned with LEGO studs, I haven’t checked that but I doubt it. This might seem insignificant especially that the tracks are strained so little that it is not visible to someone who “doesn’t know”. But still this is some disadvantage that shows when you try to build something bigger or mount everything on a single solid base (possibly done with plates). Since the strains add up and things start to fall apart easily. (2) Curved Tracks Alignment to Straight Tracks So I looked further wondering to what the curved tracks align well. Sadly without success. Another failed example is when you connect two curved tracks in opposite direction. That way the lines entering and leaving the two tracks are parallel. Its tempting to see if you can mount it on a plate. But as it shows again it is not possible. Such a connection of tracks does not align well with Duplo studs (and thus also straight tracks...). (3) Long Trains In my experience a train having two or three railcars significantly slows down on longer curves. The cars are long and wheels don’t turn around in no way which means that the do no align well with curved track and cause some friction. With more railcars you can see how the train slows down and sometimes even hear that. With four or more railcars its nearly sure the train will stop on a longer curve. Would the curve track have a larger radius this issue would be (somewhat) smaller. Now knowing the drawbacks of current curved track design we might wonder what are its advantages so that the trade off goes well. Anyone? And this is still not end to the questions. (4) Move Direction Why current locomotives do move in only one direction? Would changing the button to a three state switch (forward, stop, backward) make it much more expensive? Or would it be much more difficult for kids? Current sets with locomotives are from 2 years. How it was with the old “smart locomotive”? As I think it was far more “difficult” and “complex”. (5) Locomotive Anchors I find it rather odd that (current) Duplo locomotives don’t have anchors on both sides as all railcars do. This way making the locomotive push the train rather than pull is rather difficult and likely to cause derailment when using more complex layouts (like ups and downs or junctions). (6) Corrugation (I’m not sure if this is the correct word for it) Tracks and the engine wheels of the locomotive are corrugated. Why is this needed? As it seems LEGO trains don’t use it. So why Duplo trains need it? Any “rational” for those? And as a final question. (7) Does LEGO provide precise specification of their “bricks”? Like exact dimensions and sizes or power of motors and so on?
  12. Experimented some more with putting Lego system Bluecoats on the Duplo 7881 pirate ship. Next to another 7881 so you can see the Duplo stud base. The ship decking without all the stuff on it. Ghost pirates off in the distance!
  13. Hi there, I am new to this forum ... I recently acquired the bridge set 3774 (pre-owned), immediately I found the train does not go through the bridge, ie: stuck on both the incline as well as delcine1/2 on the bridge. In another word, it won't go thru. I had brand new battery and the wheels are clean free of dust or hair. Has anyone experience similar or any tricks and technique to make it run ?? Cheers ! -D
  14. There are two things I dislike. Clone brands and Duplo. So for our little kids we bought some Hubelino marble run sets. OMG... and I like it! My wife started building with Duplo and Hubelino and shares her creations on social media. Last year one of her builds featured in a promo video by the Lego Company. Every now and then she gets asked for building instructions. I have tried using LDraw for this, but it only works for builds using Duplo parts only. Would it be hard to create parts for Hubelino elements? See it in action on Instagram
  15. Folks, did you see this beautiful DUPLO track compatible and "DUPLO strength" engine @Ctan has created? I have never seen something like this before - and will sure get the DUPLO track out of the attic ... Best Thorsten
  16. Since my kids have gotten interested in Lego Duplo blocks, I’ve been looking for ways to make unique little landscapes for them. Duplo blocks are big, but the official baseplates that Lego sells aren’t that big! Also, I remember having a fun Lego island baseplate when I was a kid that I used to make pirate bases. The internet is a big place, but I haven’t been able to find pre-made baseplates available that have interesting designs like this for Duplo-sized blocked or a massive scale.So I made 4 different ones! A giant green baseplate A giant blue baseplate A raised green baseplate relief landscape A Melissa & Doug wooden castle Read the full blog post here: https://www.evancrouch.com/duplos/creating-custom-duplo-baseplates/
  17. Previously, I’ve posted about my experiments in Creating Customized Duplo Figures by re-combining existing figures into new combinations. Recently, while playing Duplos with my sons, we noticed that the official Duplo pirate characters didn’t have a “good guy” royal navy to battle against. So we made one that kind of resembles British Redcoats! By combining the gray tricorn hat from the skipper figure, the red coat from the pirate captain figure, and the gray pants from some knight figures, we came up with a standardized uniform for the sailors. We left one guy with an eyepatch to be the captain of the good guys, and then made some figures with a variety of the faces available. Read more here: https://www.evancrouch.com/duplos/creating-custom-duplo-redcoat-figures/
  18. Antha

    Play hopscotch

    Hello My last moc : Play hopscotch Play hopscotch by Antha, sur Flickr Play hopscotch by Antha, sur Flickr Play hopscotch by Antha, sur Flickr
  19. _TLG_

    [MOC] Hybrid Truck

    Hello, It is my own Hybrid Truck creation, which is called hybrid because it combines standard LEGO elements with a DUPLO car base. It is built from my kids' sets, and I tried to combine these elements just for fun, but I was very satisfied with the result. It is a studless, conventional cab tractor with a car trailer for Speed Champions size cars, but other type of trailers could be used too. It can be combined with my other MOC "Hypercar concept 1". If you like this truck, please share and support the it on LEGO IDEAS: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ae7ae4f3-18b3-48bc-a169-d3b3be8c6094 Many thanks! Hybrid Truck 01 by László Torma, on Flickr Hybrid Truck 06 by László Torma, on Flickr Hybrid Truck 07 by László Torma, on Flickr Hybrid Truck 03 by László Torma, on Flickr Hybrid Truck 04 by László Torma, on Flickr
  20. Hi all - When my sons got into Duplos in 2016, Lego had recently released the Lion Knight and Eagle Knight lines, which are kid-friendlier sets than the more historically accurate Castle sets from the early 2000s. The more recent Lion Knight and Eagle Knight sets didn’t come with shields, so we recently used stickers to customize Duplo knight shields from earlier knight sets to have the lion and eagle knight logos/colors. Has anyone else made this sort of custom shield decal for Duplo? I saw some internet results for little legos, but not Duplos, so I ended up creating design files from measurements. You can see a full write-up here, along with vector design files to make your own shield decals: https://www.evancrouch.com/fun/creating-custom-duplo-knight-shield-decals/
  21. Hi all - I've been getting into Duplo castle/knight sets with my 4yo and 2yo sons over the last year. This past summer I made a blog post about reconfiguring Duplo figures to make custom ones, and thought it might be of interest here! You can see the post here: https://www.evancrouch.com/fun/building-custom-duplo-figures/ Has anyone else made custom Duplo figures?
  22. PaddyBricksplitter

    [MOC] The Hideous Duplo Beast

    Hello all. After getting the awesome Ultrakatty set and having the little system built Duplo alien sitting on my desk for a week or two I thought it would be funny to incorporate it into a larger moc. I got out my nieces's Duplo bricks and this was the result of a few hours of building on Saturday. Beware the mutated might of the hideous Duplo Beast! Hope ya like it :)
  23. Since my son is about 1.5 years old now, I have a very good reason to start playing with LEGO(/Duplo) again. :) Okay, we are still in the Duplo-phase (can't wait for mindstorms/robotics), we like to play with some custom cars. So this is a remix of a Citröen 2CV. The idea is using an existing 2x4 car base (like 12591c02) in such a way, minifigs are placed upon this car base. This will ensure a good LEGO connection, without too much printing tolerances issue's. In this case, you may notice a 3d printed car base. Although in general, from quality/price perspective I would recommend to buy standard LEGO/Duplo parts when ever possible. ps1: If you like more LEGO - 3d print combinations, we are happy to show more :) ps2. @MODs: Since I don't known, where to place this 3d printed MOC, feel free to move it somewhere else. ps3. When printed at 50%, it does NOT fit LEGO. (Duplo wheel axis are blow studs, while LEGO wheel axis are in between studs.)
  24. As child I also enjoyed lego a lot, especial technical lego. Now we have a little son (1.5y old) and we start to explore the lego/duplo train (10507). Reading here a lot of interesting info, on how the new train (10874) works and I guess some day, I want to create/hack such a train too.. The other thing we like to do, is 3d printing of lego/duplo compatible things. I'm not sure if this topic is allowed on this forum? Anyway, on thingiverse I put some lego/duplo compatible train necessities, like rails, flex tracks, bridges, crossings, funnels and many other items you need. ;) Also created a duplo compatible car collection, with some other enthusiasts. I'm happy to use this forum, talking about more opportunities combining 3d printing and lego.
  25. Are there lego sets with both system and duplo bricks? I ask because I think the Lego Movie 2 will have System and Duplo because it is about Duplo attacking a System town