Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lego Duplo Review and Giveaway

I still remember building houses. planes and cars when I was younger and I couldn't wait to introduce Dylan to the world of Lego.  He got his first Duplo set at Christmas, but in the last couple of months he has really gotten into the wonderful world of Lego and the endless possibilities.

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We were lucky enough to be sent 3 different sets to try out;


The Numbers Train is not only fun to drive around but also educational.  Dylan can already read his numbers and he loves showing them to Archie. The blocks can be used for so many different things (including counting of course) and we have loved getting creative with these.  

The Fire Station satisfied his love of emergency vehicles and play is usually accompanied by loud neenaw noises.  This set comes with some lovely extras as well as the bricks and is another favourite.

lego fire station

The Shape Sorter Box hasn't been played with as much yet although I am sure once the little man discovers the shape sorter top then this will become a firm favourite.  The tub is great for storing, comes with all the pieces to make several animals and 3 different shape sorter tops.

Although we have been playing with the sets seperately, we do like to mix them all together as Dylan loves the freedom of building without restraint.  Depending on how he feels we build anything from helicopters to makka pakkas and I love watching his imagination work.  Lego is one of those timeless classics that offers children so many possibilities and even keeps the adults entertained!

If you have a little lego lover that would love these three sets, then this is the competition for you.  Entry is by rafflecopter, make sure you follow the instructions and the prize is a brand new bundle of the same three sets we have been reviewing!

183 comments:

  1. my 2 yr old makes boats with windows for the little dog and man to look out of.

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  2. My is yet to play with LEGO, sad I know! Hopefully we'll win this and she'll get to build a train or a fire station!

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  3. I don't (yet) have a little lego-lover. I have a big lego-lover in the form of my Husband, he is addicted. If you want to see how addicted check out my home decor post on my blog. I already know that Ethan will be totally addicted so I'd love to win this for him! x

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  4. so far nothing, would love this to be our Grandchild first lego

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  5. we have built a sofa for his favourite teddy which he also sat in ( he was quite confused when it kept falling apart under his weight) and bridges and towers for his toy cars Jade x

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  6. We had mega blocks with Katie but the duplo number train looks so much more colourful and educational too, would be great for Harry.

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  7. I won a competition as a child by making "a moving house that you can live in", which was basically a box with wheels, but I build a bed and a sofa inside. I won a new Lego set for it!

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  8. we built little man an air port complete with hangers for his planes. He loved it

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  9. as a kid I tried to build a replica of my parents house!

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  10. Working in schools with little ones, Lego/Duplo has been a big part of my life. I am limited with my imagination, however my husband is a big lover and can build pretty much anything! Our little one is a bit tiny for lego but duplo is on the xmas list :)

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  11. A car with wheels roof and windows the other day, rather good too!

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  12. A castle, we made one when I was a child and each family member made a tower then we built it up together :)

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  13. A boat. My son insisted on putting it in the bath but it sank. I thought he would cry but he just announced that it was a shipwreck

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  14. Well, this is a tricky one because when my husband's around, neither CK nor I can get near our Lego as he steals it for himself. We're not the most creative in this house and mainly build tall towers.

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  15. My daughter doesn't have any lego yet. But we look forward to making lots of exciting things

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  16. My eldest son is crazy about Lego, he has a large box full of Lego, a drawer full of instructions from sets and drawers full of minifigures, he has made a really impressive hotel in the last few days! I would love to win this set for my younger son to play with.

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  17. We made our Lego version of Disney rides!

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  18. A farm with a tree, barn, cow, sheep and tractor :)

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  19. We've made a pretty awesome airport

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  20. Big man makes swimming pools with his Duplo

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  21. My daughter likes to build things with a "hole" in the middle, then see what shape she has made "in the middle". Recently she built around the outside edges and left a triangle in the middle. She was so excited! I thought that was pretty good since she's only 2! She loves her brother's legos, but he doesn't love her playing with them so this would be an awesome Christmas present for her...haha! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  22. We built a dinosaur play park, it was the size of her room.

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  23. The letter M... I know, we're still learning :)

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  24. My children like building a town or a house with furniture in it, they go to great lengths to make them and think of some great ideas

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  25. My little girl likes to build different types of houses.

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  26. A ferobon , yep, I have no idea what she was trying to say either, looked like a dog!

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  27. A dog. Needed some imagination but looked something resembling a dog

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  28. Buckingham Palace - it was a little bit rubbish but a really good effort!

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  29. we made a donkey, but it looked like a sheep and a cow and a dog and a cat and believe it or not a car

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  30. My girls made a great hospital (around when Prince George was due!) It was fab!

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  31. We used to play the A Team with Lego. Not sute that the van looked right but we loved it

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  32. a circus with animals and a big top

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  33. Mine aren't that creative with Lego - they usually build schools so they can be teachers and boss around the little lego figures ha ha

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  34. My brothers & I once made a tractor, & combine harvester (of a sort), there was five of us & we was all Lego & Meccano mad, so our parents aunties & uncles always bought more for us, we spent hours construction things.

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  35. Angry birds and angry bird towers!

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  36. My son made a frog out of his Duplo yesterday :) xx

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  37. My little one is only 17 months and has just started building towers x

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  38. Just towers that are instantly knocked down.

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  39. my kids played with the boat and made many an interesting game. I am now looking forward to playing with my grandson as he grows I love duplo and lego

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  40. my grandson is only 18months, so we are not very creative. he is just very happy putting the bricks together and happy putting them in and out of their box. Oh to be young, when life is imple

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  41. We made a space rocket today (was with Megabloks though, sshhhh). We only have a little Duplo set so we've been limited to making small houses so far. Would love to add to our Duplo though - I think of it as the next step up from Megabloks.

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  42. a railway with more tunnels than you could imagine!

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  43. I'm yet to introduce my daughter to the wonders of it :-)

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  44. The Tardis and two daleks and K-9 from Dr. Who.

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  45. My nephew made a pirate ship and although it didn't look particularly like a pirate ship, it was still pretty impressive! ;) x

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  46. we made a train , a very long train , it was fun

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  47. My youngest would really like her own lego

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  48. Nothing yet - this would be his first ever go! I'm not a mean mummy, I just haven't got around to getting him any yet x

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  49. Kerry Marie Robinson9 September 2013 at 21:02

    A zoo!

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  50. we had a go at Big Ben! It was almost unrecognisable tho lol

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  51. A small soda machine that actually dispensed small legos that looked like soda cans!

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  52. ... I must say as a child I only ever built houses... I now have a tendency to enjoy playing the sims! my little sister however tends to make 'guns' and then throws them at my brother... joys of being the eldest!

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  53. My grandson made a red submarine. Because his Dad's a Submariner and Kris said that his Daddy's submarine is black and that's boring !

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  54. My son made a battle dragon, he said each part was obvious - I squinted and almost saw it.. ;)

    Oh yes, they are super wings!! No mum that is the dragons tail!! eep

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  55. I tried to make a space ship when i was a kid , wasn't great , thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize xxx

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  56. My boys love to make aeroplanes cars walls buildings...everything they can lol x

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  57. He's never had any lego but i know he'd make a car.. or a dinosaur =)

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  58. my grandson makes rockets he loves anything to do with space
    @bella97p

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  59. My sister and I used to make mazes for the hamsters

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  60. A copy of his uncles large star wars ship thingy! Was really good too until he had a tantrum and smashed it :/

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  61. We've made loads of different animals, like giraffes and zebras.

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  62. A castle (although my husband pounced on it and turned it into a fortress...!)

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  63. My older son absolutely adores Lego and has built all sorts of wild creations - from imaginary dinosaurs to space ships. My little girl has just started discovering the joys of Duplo :-)

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  64. The best thing that me and my daughter have made out of Lego was a rocket ship! It even had bedrooms and a tree! (Apparently every space rocket needs one!) We had loads of fun making it, it was huge! But then the dog jumped on it and broke it. Commence an hour of tears.......from me. xxx

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  65. My son loves making houses to hide his dinosaurs in or a garage to drive his cars into, he's very creative and likes to tell me all the features!

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  66. We have yet to enter into the world of lego but keep talking about getting some. Hopefully we will win this competition and will be able to try it out :)

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  67. my daughter made bart simpson the other day from duplo i thought that was pretty good!

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  68. towers mostly but with duplo he has made a pig

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  69. Castles towers and forts :-)

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  70. my four year old makes accessories for his train sets like bridges and houses and also tracks!

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  71. I used to make houses with complicated gardens when I was a child! xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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  72. A house - surrounded by a range of weird and wonderful vehicles!

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  73. My older son (age 6) built the Empire State Building :-)

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  74. We made a chair once..thats pretty much it part from many many towers.

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  75. A little vending machine, it had a slot to put your money in then a little draw to open that had some sweets in.

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  76. When I was a child my mum and I made a dolls house out of lego. It was nearly 2 feet high and had lego furniture and even a real garden (made from cress).

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  77. A Pirate Ship! :)

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  78. A house, and not a great one at that!

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  79. We had a spaceship set, but I think that the basic bricks from my childhood were more creative as it wasn't all spelled out for you with every detail provided! You had to figure out what to do with the pieces and it didn't always work because they were so basic!

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  80. A castle. @vandervaulk

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  81. My kids usually make cars and houses, town-stuff :)

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  82. we build houses or tall towers.

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  83. I remember making a big fire engine once.

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  84. they are only little but they often make an upside down l shape and run around saying dino-rawr!!!

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  85. Me & my boy made a little farm land! :)

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  86. When I was younger I had a set that I built with my mum, it had a hotel with bar and a swimming pool and then little palm tree's and lego men on sun loungers.

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  87. my son made a worlds strongest man statue

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  88. my 2 year old daughter made a big tower for her princess

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  89. My eldest has attempted a disney castle! It was quite impressive!

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  90. My sons version of a house, which is more like a box! :)

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  91. A house and garage

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  92. Not very exciting but a house seems to be the favourite for my children

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  93. we made a tree house once ..... altho it wasnt very good !

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  94. a lion, it was quite good :)

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  95. Towers or getting as many bricks together as possible

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  96. different animals

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  97. He often makes multi storey garages for his toy cars - they get bigger and better each time :)

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  98. a castle,but we ran out of lego so we improvised ;)

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  99. train and train station my litle girl is three and loves both trains and lego!

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  100. A 'sandcastle' - it was raining and we missed our promised trip to the beach so had a beach day in the playroom.

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  101. he is only one so we havnt been too adventurous yet - we have made lots of very tall towers which he loves to knock down

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  102. We made a town with shops and a zoo

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  103. According to my son it was ...a juice making machine!

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  104. towers! not that imaginative but she's only 2, though loves her lego!

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  105. I once made a house big enough for a child to get in!

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  106. Lucy enjoys making towers and knocking them down

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  107. A town- my son got bored of waiting before I got bored of building though!!

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  108. Bridges for our toy cars to go under or towers victoria nicholls

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