Summer’s coming to an end and it’s time to start building again. I tried my best to build a one off this time. Let’s put it this way – how to fulfill a classic father’s dream and incorporate some real badassness into your toddler’s play? I believe a tipical american muscle car out of basic Duplo bricks and a little imagination should do it. I had in mind a Mustang’s GTO, but a silhouette let’s you opt for a different one too.
Tyre-wise I had to use simple black bricks, as Duplo doesn’t have any standard useful bricks, but uses a complete chassis (sort of a brick with supported tyres that do not come off). Engine brick looks as thought it was made for this model and really nails it down, doesn’t it?
Lego Duplo muscle car
I experimented with an idea of a two-winged airplane, so-called biplane. I opted for a bigger version of airplane this time, which led to a wing related problem – the front wings were either to long or to short. What I did is a combination of 2×4 and 2×8 plates, carefully put together in a way, that upper left wing supports the bottom left and vice versa (bottom right wing supports the upper right). Final version is therefore super sleek but fragile too. I used a 2×8 plate for a rear wing and a see-through brick for a cabin. Later I found out that front wings should’ve been positioned a little more towards the front. Concept stays the same, so it won’t fall apart.
Lego Duplo biplane
Here’s a familiar sea side vehicle, a simple sailboat. I was strugling with a design of a sail, as my first option was to use only basic bricks. At the end I gave up on that idea and I put on a rare 2×3 brick and triangle shaped one on top. In a combination like that, we get a nice triangular shape of a sail.
For a body of a boat I went with a standard white and to nail it up, I added a blue bottom line. The visible part of a mast is in standard grey color.
Lego Duplo sailboat
A miniature edition of one of the largest moving vehicles on earth ever.
Lego Duplo cargo ship
Redbull Air Race inspired acrobatic airplane. It’s a biplane version with 2 pairs of wings stucked one above the other. Bright and lively colors are a must, of course.
Lego Duplo acrobatic airplane
Let’s spin some air – a simple helicopter concept from some basic Duplo bricks.
Lego Duplo helicopter
For every construction site fan out there, a simple and sleek Lego Duplo tower crane. I used a bit special brick here to make it able to rotate. Height-wise – one can always extend it if needed. I had to keep it low on this picture because of my small lightroom “studio”.
Lego Duplo tower crane
Miniature of a police car, as simple as it gets.
Lego Duplo police car
Here is a miniature of a tanker, gas filled boat, roaming throught the oceans worldwide.
Lego Duplo Tanker ship
Jumbo jet airplane miniature in easy Lego Duplo design. It’s made out of 9 parts, however, you will need a 10552 set to build one exactly like this – I more than recommend this set as it gives you plenty of very useful bricks.
Lego Duplo Jumbo jet Airplane
The thoughts of warm summer weather keep me dreaming about seaside holidays. Here’s my take on a Bayliner motor boat.
Lego Duplo Bayliner motor boat
One of the fastest vehicles (despite strict regulations) on the planet, a famous formula one.
Lego Duplo formula one