How to Build a Plane With LEGO Duplos

Written by robert preston
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Duplo blocks are a building-block toy for young children, similar to the popular LEGO bricks, but larger. As the bricks are too large to fit in a child's mouth, they are ideal for children who want to play building games but are too young to use LEGO bricks, which are small enough to be a choking hazard for young children. An aeroplane is a basic craft project to make out of Duplo blocks, with the larger bricks yielding a larger aeroplane than a handheld LEGO equivalent.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 12 Duplo 4-by-2 bricks
  • 4 Duplo 2-by-2 bricks
  • 3 Duplo 8-by-2 bricks

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  1. 1

    Place a 2-by-2 brick centred atop a 4-by-2 brick, then attach a second 2-by-2 brick on one side of the first 2-by-2. The second brick will hang over the edge of the 4-by-2 base by one row. The centred brick represents the windshield, so use a blue or white brick if you have one. This is the plane's nose.

  2. 2

    Connect two 8-by-2 bricks perpendicular to the top of a 4-by-2 brick, creating a 16-by-2 set of wings centred along the 4-bump length. Each 8-by-2 will have one 2-wide row attached to the base brick and seven rows extending out as wings.

  3. 3

    Attach a pair of 4-by-2 bricks atop another 4-by-2 brick, so that one brick extends 3 rows beyond the base, and one extends one row beyond the base. This is the tail section of the plane.

  4. 4

    Attach the tail and nose of the plane to the wing section, using the blocks extending over the respective bases by one row placed over the remaining open rows on the wing's base.

  5. 5

    Attach a 4-by-2 brick under each wing, so the wings cut across the centre of the 4-brick length and extend beyond the sides of the bricks by one row. These 4-by-2 bricks are the plane's engines.

  6. 6

    Secure two 4-by-2 bricks, then a 2-by-2 brick, atop the body of the plane to create a 10-by-2 section. Position the section so that it begins over the back half of the windshield brick.

  7. 7

    Place a 2-by-2 brick hanging off the last row of the tail, securing the brick so one row extends off the back of the tail.

  8. 8

    Place an 8-by-2 brick perpendicular to the body of the plane, flush against the last 2-by-2 brick, to create tail wings.

  9. 9

    Attach a 2-by-2 brick hanging off the prior 2-by-2 brick, with one row hanging off the back. Attach a 4-by-2 brick in line with this brick, creating a 6-by-2 raised section.

  10. 10

    Stack two 4-by-2 bricks atop each other, then secure the bricks atop the 6-by-2 section, centred across its length to add a fin to the tail.

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