Do Lego Duplos Fit In Lego Tables? (Is It A Tight Fit?)

Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 11:38 pm

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Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 11:38 pm

Duplo Legos are a popular toy for young children, similar to the original version of Legos. But what if you want to combine Lego tables and Duplo blocks?

Do Duplos fit on Lego tables are not?

Duplos will absolutely fit with a Lego table. However, the character sets, decorative pieces, and figurines typically won’t be compatible.

The Lego company made it where both Legos and Duplos are compatible with each other except for a few exceptions. You can put virtually all Legos onto Duplos and also all Duplos onto Legos. 

The blocks are specifically designed this way so even once your children get older and transition to Legos they can still get use out of their Duplos as a base for their Lego bricks. 

Lego Duplo can be a great toy or gift for young children regardless of whether they already have Legos or not.

 To find out more about them and how they work with original Legos, as well as where you can buy them, keep reading!

What is the Difference Between Duplos and Legos?

With young children in mind, Duplo blocks are designed to be about twice as big as their original Lego counterparts. This is to reduce the choking risk as well as make them easier to handle for children who are developing their fine motor skills.

Both Legos and Duplo are popular toys for children, but original Legos are a more advanced version. If you want to introduce a very young child or toddler to Legos, it might be a good idea to start with Duplos, and then introduce original Legos as they get older. 

This way. They’ll be able to use both of them safely.

Beyond that main difference (size) Legos will also have far more intricate sets than Duplos will since they are designed for older children/adults.

For example, many Lego sets will be 500-1000+ pieces while you will never find Duplo sets with that many. 

That is because younger children will rarely have the patience to put together such sets while they will enjoy building small things with the larger Duplos. 

Do Duplos Fit in Lego Tables?

One of the great things about Duplo blocks is that they are mostly compatible with every other type of Lego blocks. In fact, they were designed for children to be able to keep using them even after they gor out of the target age range for Duplo blocks.

However, when it comes to connection with a Lego table, Duplo blocks can be slightly less secure than they would be on Duplos.

 They will still definitely fit the studs, but it’s generally easier to remove them than it is to remove original Legos from a Lego table. 

Depending on the age of your child, having it easier to remove the Duplos could actually be a benefit as you won’t be stuck with an upset child that can’t get the Duplos off. 

What is the Best Table/Base for Duplos?

You can of course use a regular Lego table or baseplate to build off of with Duplo blocks, but there are also a few other options you can go with.

The Lego company makes baseplates specifically  for Duplo blocks, which will be very secure. This does mean purchasing an extra base, but it can be worth it if you want strong building foundations for older children. 

Another option is getting a double-sided mat from an online retailer. These mats will have one side that fits regular Legos, and another that is designed to fit Duplo blocks. They are  a great and versatile option for kids that have plenty of Legos and Duplo blocks as well. 

Where to Buy Duplos

Lego is a prolific and popular brand, so you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to shopping. If you’re looking for a discount option, you can also go for knock-off or off-brand Legos online. 

They have basically the same shape and functionality (although far less durable), and they will also not fit together correctly all of the time. 

However, you can often save quite a bit of money by purchasing off brand Lego building blocks. 

The Lego Store

There are a decent number of cities in the USA that have their own Lego stores that you can go to in person. They carry a huge variety of products, both original Legos and Duplo Legos, in addition to lots of accessories.

A word of warning though, Lego stores are also popular tourist attractions, which can make them pricier in person. 

Going to the Lego website can definitely help you save a bit of cash.

If you decide to shop online, you’re also more likely to find a deal or a coupon code as well. You can find coupons for the store online to help save on Lego sets, Duplo sets, and ones that will help you save on the cost of shipping as well. 

Online Retailers

If you’re looking for cheap Legos or Duplo, you’ll probably have better luck shopping online at sites like Amazon or AliExpress.

Amazon sells both brand-name and off-brand Legos. You’ll have to pay close attention in order to tell the difference but the cheaper prices should be a giveaway in most circumstances. 

If the product is sold directly by Amazon, it’s most likely the real thing. If it’s sold by a third party and far cheaper, check the photos to see if there is a logo and make sure to read the reviews and description fully before buying.

Discount sites like AliExpress that ship mostly from overseas sell mostly knock off Legos and Duplos. They’re normally compatible with real Legos but have much lower quality. 

Make sure to read all the product information, though, as sometimes prices can be too good to be true.

Other third-party websites to get Legos and Duplos include eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace.

Malls, Toy Stores, and Shopping Centers

If you don’t have a Lego store in your area, but you want to shop in person, you can go to a licensed retailer of Lego products.

General retail stores like Target, Costco, and Walmart all carry Lego products (including Duplos) in their stores and on their websites.

You can also find them at most toy stores or smaller big-box stores that have a toy section.

What are Lego Duplos?

Lego Duplos are another type of building block that is made by the same company that makes the original Legos. 

However, Duplos are designed specifically for young children and toddlers.

They first came onto the market in 1969 and have slowly been expanded ever since. Now, you can get Duplo sets to build houses, buildings, cars, trucks, and trains.

For a few years, the Duplo name was dropped, and they were called Lego Preschool instead. The preschool name was added to tell people what age range the bricks were designed for but eventually they went back to being called Duplos. 


Legos are one of the most popular toys for children, and Duplos are their counterparts that are designed for younger children. .

If you have both Lego and Duplo blocks, you may wonder if the two can be used together. Duplo are specifically designed so that kids can keep using them as they grow into being able to use original Legos so they absolutely do work together. 

Lego tables can absolutely be used with Duplos, but they aren’t the only option. If you want, you can get double-sided mats that accommodate both original Legos and Duplos and they’ll hold the Duplos more securely than a regular Lego mat. 

Last updated on September 14th, 2022 at 11:38 pm

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