Lego Duplo My First Zoo (6136) Review



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My First Zoo is my son’s second favorite Lego Duplo set after his My First Train set. It includes a giraffe, tiger, elephant, polar bear, and fish, so it was also a big hit with my animal-loving seven year old daughter, and the two of them like to combine it with their Lego Duplo Green Building Plate and free bricks from a brick box to make more elaborate fences and exhibits.

My rating: (4 / 5)

Lego Duplo Green Building Plate Review



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If you have Lego Duplo, this 15 inch by 15 inch building plate is a must-own, in my opinion. As far as I know, none of the Duplo sets come with a full-sized building plate, but building Duplo sets on the plate rather than free-standing makes them much more stable and less frustrating for little builders. The building plate is also a good base for building towers, houses, and other stuff. My kids particularly like to use it with their My First Zoo set to enable more fences and exhibits.

If you have regular-size Lego, you’ll want this 10×10 building plate instead.

My rating: (4 / 5)

Lego Duplo Deluxe Train Set (10508)



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With 20 pieces of curved track, 5 pieces of straight track, a bridge, a working crane, and more, this was a great addition to our son’s first Duplo train set that substantially improved its play value (which was already more than enough to keep him happy for a couple hours a day). While his first set included just enough track to make a circle, this set allows him to build much larger and more diverse tracks, including much larger circles, ovals, figure eights, and more. It also has a different style engine, and different cars, including a coal car, which adds more variety to the train itself. He likes to give his Duplo zoo animals rides in the coal car.

My rating: (5 / 5)

Lego Duplo My First Train Set (10507)



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My siblings and I had a big bin of Lego Duplo train tracks when we were growing up and had a lot of fun with them, and they’re still one of my son’s favorite toys when he goes to visit his grandparents.

We decided to start his own collection with this set, which has a battery powered two car train and enough track to create a full circle. Although it doesn’t allow as much scope for creativity and engineering as some of the sets with more track, my son loves it and plays with it daily. He enjoys both setting up the circular track and just letting the train chug freestyle across the floor. Its engine can handle both hard floors and most carpeting, though more uneven surfaces cause it problems.

My rating: (4 / 5)