DUPLO - a variety of brand designers legointended for children from one and a half to six years. Designer on the market DUPLO appeared in 1969, 37 years after the appearance of the lego. Come up with a separate line of toys for preschoolers (there is another lego for the little ones - PRIMO) it was necessary because of the danger of injury by small parts for babies, small blocks lego can be easily swallowed.
At the beginning of its existence, the brand DUPLO was only an addition to the usual sets lego. It was represented by several sticks eight times larger in volume than traditional lego, with a limited set of colors: red, yellow, blue and white and was intended for children aged 1-2 years. The blocks of the children's set were eight times the size, which meant they were twice as wide, twice as high, and twice as deep. Perhaps this increase in all parameters is exactly twice and gave the name to the line of designers. DUPLO - this is most likely a modified Latin "duplus" - double. In 1975 DUPLO becomes an independent brand. Gradually, new elements, figurines are added to the set, the set becomes more complicated, its target audience expands, and it also becomes interesting for older children to play with the “set for kids”. From 1977 to 1979 line DUPLO on the market is called lego preschool - emphasizing its intended use for preschool games.
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By the beginning of the 80s, the set was joined by “Duplo people” - “Duplo little men”, as well as all kinds of devices for these little men: a house, transport and everything that can entertain and please them. In addition to the set DUPLO in 1992, a wonderful set was also released Duplo Toolo - children's "adult" instruments.
In 2002 DUPLO briefly changes its name - for several years this set has been produced under the name Explore, but soon the familiar and beloved name returns to the brand. Using Sets DUPLO you and your child at the same time can play a farm, a railway, a zoo, a castle, a city, pirates or princesses and princes, and many other role-playing games. And of course, DUPLO fully compatible with classic lego, as the child grows up, he will be able to complicate and complicate his games, moving from active role-playing games to construction and creativity.