Dragon in Lego Duplo
When I first started buying Lego Duplos for Lana I was a bit bummed: It turned out I had just missed the wave of Duplo sets that had to do with medieval themes and dragons. I found one of the pre-molded Duplo Dragons on eBay, and mentioned to Sean that I was thinking about buying it.
I don’t remember his exact words, but the upshot was, “Why? We can make a dragon.”
It was a bit of a “duh” moment for me. I had gotten caught up in the themed sets. The whole point of these things is that you can make whatever you want. So you get enough basic bricks, and then buy particular sets for the weird pieces: The extra long brick, or the funny arch, or the little person who looks like you, or the wings (which I got out of a Dino Friends Kid K’Nex set, actually, but I’m not linking it since the price on Amazon right now seems much too high* – instead I’d get it out of this Elmo set where the same piece is used for palm tree leaves, and you’ll also get some other useful unusual pieces).
One of the dragons (pictured below) uses the special wings, the other (pictured above and below) doesn’t. We enjoyed both.
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*For reference, most of the small Kid K’Nex sets of 23 pieces or so should be about $10, give or take a few dollars. The bigger sets, like the schoolhouse (40ish pieces), were more like $20, but I don’t remember the exact price. It’s hard to judge appropriate pricing on Amazon sometimes.
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