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Duplo - is it for the system purist?

Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:23 am

I'm, no purist, let me say that to begin. About 15 years ago I built a huge castle using Duplos as wall parts. They formed the tall and long walls, but just the brick-eating parts, all the rest was "regular" scale stuff. They are official after all. That castle is long since gone, but I'll put up a close approximation soon. (Hope I did the poll right).
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:42 am

well of course you can use duplo.. they are made by Lego. :D

its not like they are.... megabloks..... or anything..

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Postby architect » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:52 am

First: I believe that most "purists" would be willing to use duplo, especially for substructures. Duplo is compatible with 2x2, 2x4, etc bricks and it is made by LEGO.

Second: I do not think this topic needs a poll - just let people post their ideas. In addition, adding duplo in the title would be good.

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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:15 am

Thanks Ben. You're right, I like your topic title much better.

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Postby Jojo » Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:01 pm

Hello!


Since DUPLO is an official LEGO product I would use it if I had use for it. As a purist I use everything released by TLC, unaltered because TLC does not intend to release stuff to be cut and painted. So stickers that come with sets are OK. Cloth that comes with sets is OK. Strings that come with sets are OK. Even if those things ar not "LEGO" in the sense of "ABS bricks with studs".

Being a System Purist is almost impossible because every modular Castle Wall set from 1984 to 1990 has at least one grey Technic brick 1×2 with pin :-)


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Postby lar » Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:15 am

architect wrote:First: I believe that most "purists" would be willing to use duplo, especially for substructures. Duplo is compatible with 2x2, 2x4, etc bricks and it is made by LEGO.

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I agree.

That said I'll say that I have not yet found a big use for it. I played with using it for structural support in my mountain but found that the GMLTC lattice structure was much sturdier and actually might even be a bit lighter.
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