If there’s any toy that’s “sulit” for our little boy, it’s his LEGOs. We consider them as an investment because, for one, it practically lasts a lifetime (with proper care). In fact, he inherited a set of DUPLOs from his uncles almost three decades his senior. Despite some scratches, they still work and still amuse any child.
Second, the great thing about these open-ended toys is that they seem like they’re new every time. The possibilities are endless! But more than that, we put a premium on these toys as they spark imagination, inspire creativity, and encourage problem-solving skills, and it’s all in the name of fun!
The Difference Between Regular LEGOs and DUPLOs
If you’re wondering which LEGO set to get for your child, particularly if you’re deciding between the regular LEGO and the DUPLO (both are LEGOS), here are a couple of things to note:
Age Appropriateness. DUPLO is designed for children from 18 months to 4 years old while the regular LEGO is for kids 4 years old and above.
Size. DUPLO is designed for tiny hands with sizes twice as much as LEGO’s. Preschoolers can pick up and build better with DUPLO’s chunkier and bigger blocks.
Safety. DUPLO’s double size compared to the regular LEGO prevents choking if toddlers decide to put them in their mouths. It also has duller edges compared to the precise ones of LEGO.
Precision. The regular LEGO’s flat plates help builders create more precise pieces, while DUPLO’s chunkier bricks allow other imaginative creations.
Level of Pain. Based on our experience, stepping on a single LEGO brick is 10 times more painful than stepping on a DUPLO (you’re a parent when you know what we mean!). Still, do not underestimate the “baby LEGO.”
Where to Buy LEGOs in the Philippines
LEGOs are available in toy stores nationwide. But you can buy them online from the official LEGO store through the links below: