Duplo Building Bricks are perfect as toddler toys
Duplo allows the imagination to soar whilst construction takes place. Open-ended play has been shown to develop creativity, problem-solving skills and general cognitive abilities.
Duplo is the perfect entry point into the world of LEGO building for your child. Designed for children as young as 18 months old Duplo delivers learning opportunities as well as developing your child's motor skills.
The Lego Duplo, commonly known as Duplo, is a product range from the construction toy giants Lego.The Lego Duplo blocks designed for children within the age of eighteen months to five years old are double the height, length, and width of the common Lego toys. It was designed this way for the safety of the kids to prevent them from swallowing the pieces as well as help in the handling as the Legos are much easier to hold.
The Duplo range was launched 50 years ago in four colors, the three primary colors (blue, red, yellow) and white. Later on, new additions were made to the original Duplo blocks, after Duplo became a brand of its own. A round-topped stud-by-stud brick and four-wheeled wagons were the latest additions to the exiting Duplo toys. This addition was done so that the Duplo sets could easily be used together with the regular Lego bricks when the children grow older.
In the year 1977, the name Duplo was dropped and the company adopted a new title called “Lego Preschool.” The change of name came with new modifications, with smaller figures added to the Lego Duplo brick set. The brick sets includes characters, doors, and brick wagons that could act either as a car or a train.
Two years later, the name Duplo got reinstated, and others figures were soon added to the collection and were named “Duplo People.” These Duplo People figures are larger versions of the Lego people but with moveable arms heads and legs. The Duplo people figures are designed in a way that they can’t be removed to reduce the risk of the children playing with the bricks swallowing any part of it. Duplo sets now include farm, zoo, castles, and towns.