Lego Duplo 10518 My First Construction Site

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Lego Duplo 10518 My First Construction Site

Building & Construction Toy - Duplo - For ages: 24 Months +

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published 05/10/2017 | danielclark691
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"Duplo - My First Construction Site"

Lego Duplo 10518 My First Construction Site

Lego Duplo 10518 My First Construction Site

First impressions

I don’t remember playing with Duplo as a child, but it is the natural stepping stone before you move on to Lego and the really small stuff. These larger blocks are easy to handle by young hands, and Duplo is a great introduction into the world of construction from an early age.

The set we have here is actually titled ‘My First Construction Site’ and as ever with Duplo it is a brightly coloured set full of fun and exciting things for a child to entertain their mind with. As is quite clear, this is a construction site, and the inclusion of a couple of these large trucks adds to the theme. A lot of children from a young age are drawn to these types of sets because of their love for all things BIG!

My experience

The age guide of this set is 2 to 5 years, and this is fairly standard for most Duplo sets. Obviously there is a huge difference in skill level between a 2 and 5 year old child, so these Duplo sets must cater for a range of abilities. With 43 pieces in the set this may not seem a lot, but to a beginner, even half a dozen pieces can be a challenge.

At first a child will struggle with the build, but you can always help them along the way, and instructions are not going to help them anyway, and they just want to get playing with those big trucks and little people! A 5 year old is obviously going to find this a challenge that they can tackle, but they will learn so much from it, and be confident when they eventually move on to the Lego sets.

This set has the large trucks but also a crane which can turn at the top, and lots of other bits and pieces like the workmen sign and spade. These little guys are going to ensure your child has a load of fun, with moving parts on both vehicles they will find moving the large blocks around the construction site a lot of fun.

This is not a particularly large Duplo set, but it is a challenge for younger minds, and a helping hand would go a long way towards ensuring your child can play with the set, and learn how to build the finished article. They are sure to have a lot of fun with the moving crane and the vehicles, and at 17cm in height the crane is of a fair size. The Duplo sets are basic in the eyes of an adult, but they are colourful, challenging and entertaining to a youngster. This is just the kind of challenge they need from an early age, encouraging them to think and have a vision of the finished model.

Price and availability

This set was part of the Duplo range for a few years, though it was discontinued a while ago now. It can still be bought in used condition as children soon grow out of these sets, but you will have to pay a premium for the set in brand new and sealed condition. The RRP of £14.99 is a good guide to work from, and used sets can be bought for between £5 and £10.

Final thoughts

I would have to recommend this set based on how fun it is! This is an affordable set with lots to do, and once it is built there are two characters to play with and create some fun scenes with. The building and construction theme follows through from your child building the set to these little Duplo men working on their own building site. It would be nice to see a male and female construction worker as opposed to two males, but this is a small detail that could be overlooked.

Overall this is a set that will bring great joy to a young mind, and as a first construction set they are sure to love this type of toy going forwards into the future. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years often like these ‘big trucks’ and this is a set with two yellow trucks in it, and plenty to do.

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  • RICHADA published 30/11/2017
    What a fantastically appropriate subject for a Duplo set! LOL! R.
  • DanniiJ18 published 10/10/2017
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Product Information : Lego Duplo 10518 My First Construction Site

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Building & Construction Toy - Duplo - For ages: 24 Months +

Product Details

Character: Duplo

Type: Building & Construction Toy

Age: 24 Months +

EAN: 5889332810748; 0599038294968; 5702014972759

Manufacturer: Lego

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