DUPLO is a larger version of LEGO designed for small children ages 1-5. DUPLO bricks are twice the length, width and height of regular LEGO bricks and can be attached to regular LEGO bricks and plates.
In its early days, DUPLO only had bright colored bricks in yellow, red, green, and blue. However in recent years LEGO has added some darker shades to the DUPLO line; colors like tan, dark-tan, brown, light-gray, dark-gray, and black.
Why would this be important for adult LEGO builders? Well, besides that DUPLO is cute, it has very useful applications in regular LEGO building. For example, if you are building a very large creation like a mountain or a large fort, you can incorporate DUPLO to build up the bulk of your project, then ad the smaller details with regular LEGO bricks.
DUPLO colors are the same as the colors of regular LEGO, so they blend in nicely. Also, DUPLO is a lot cheaper than regular LEGO for its size. This can really help with budgeting for a large project. And because DUPLO’s much larger size, you will need a lot less bricks. Also, the time to build a large-scale design will be reduced greatly.
So, don’t look down on DUPLO as “baby LEGO”! It can grow with you into your adult LEGO building years! If you have any of your own tips and tricks using DUPLO, feel free to share in the comment section below!