If you have stumbled upon this article, it’s likely that you have found yourself in a similar situation to me. It’s raining outside you have found yourself staring at a box of Lego Duplo, hoping for some inspiration to hit you that will keep your kids (in my case 2, entertained for 30 mins)

The ideas shared here can be built fairly easily with a Duplo starter set, the last idea can be modified for any scene, however I used a Disney Frozen Duplo set for my wintery carnival float.

Easy Duplo flowers

Easy to build Lego Duplo flowers
Easy to build Lego Duplo flowers

Not only incredibly easy to build, using the simplest and most readily available and cheap bricks, they can be infinitely customised in style, size and colour, the examples above will hopefully give you a good jumping off point.

Quick Duplo – Tall house idea

Lego Duplo easy to build tall house
Quick and easy tall Duplo House idea

Ok so this one uses a few slightly more complex blocks but can be easily reproduced (minus the guitar and Dog) with one of the Duplo starter kits. Many of the additional blocks used in these ideas are available from the Duplo dolls house set (Picture and link below).

Lego Duplo dolls house available from Amazon
Lego Duplo Dolls House

Wintery Frozen Carnaval float

In the part of the world that we live carnival floats light the streets in November / December time. They are usually themed, and pulled by tractors. This idea is also infinitely customisable as you can make a float matching the bricks you have available, if you don’t have a Disney Frozen set, how about a jungle or Egyptian theme.

Disney frozen Duplo carnival float
Duplo Disney frozen carnival float


Duplo Turtle

Well its the tried and tested formula of making animals with Duplo, but I’ve found this turtle idea to be one of the most effective, and again can be built with nothing more than a basic Duplo starter set.

Simple Duplo Turtle Model
Simple Duplo Turtle

Fruit / vegetable bowl

For this design you could be limited by the amount of green plant parts that you have. Although there’s nothing stopping you from experimenting with the kids to see what fruit and veg you can come up with.

Duplo fruit and vegetables in bowl
Duplo Fruit and Vegetables in a bowl

Duplo Tic-tax-toe (3 in a row)

If your looking for something a little more interactive than just model building, then why not setup a simple tic-tac-toe board made out of, you’ve guessed it Duplo bricks. We found the action of physically moving bricks more engaging than the paper based equivalent and this helped my 3 year old pick up the rules quickly.

Tic-tac-toe, 3 in a row board game made from Duplo
Tic-Tac-Toe Duplo board

Well there you have it, hopefully something here might spark some creativity for you. After me and my daughters have built something we’re proud of, we usually place them in the window for mummy to see when she pulls into the drive, after a long day in the office.

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