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 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 02:47
 Subject: A Smidgen of Lego History
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Today we added a somewhat historic entry to the BrickLink catalog:
 
Part No: 4538  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
4538 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
At first it looks like a normal Duplo plate, but it's not:
 
Part No: 40666  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
* 
40666 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
The first Duplo plates and tiles were based on the regular Lego plate/brick ratio
of 3:1 (that is, it takes 3 plates stacked on each other to reach the height
of a single Lego brick).

Somewhere around 1992, these "thin" plates and tiles were abandoned for the "thick"
type, which have a 2:1 ratio. These are what we find in modern Duplo sets.

What prompted the change? It could have been the advent of the 6309 printed tile:
 
Part No: 6309p01  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
* 
6309p01 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated
 
Part No: 6309pb001  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
* 
6309pb001 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated

Here are some other early "thin" Duplo parts:
 
Part No: duptile2x4  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
duptile2x4 Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: duptile2x4modhc  Name: Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
* 
duptile2x4modhc Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 3808  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
* 
3808 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 4121  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
* 
4121 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
Parts: Duplo

and maybe even this:
 
Part No: 4375  Name: Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
* 
4375 Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
Parts: Duplo
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 14:59
 Subject: Re: A Smidgen of Lego History
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  Today we added a somewhat historic entry to the BrickLink catalog:
 
Part No: 4538  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
4538 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
At first it looks like a normal Duplo plate, but it's not:
 
Part No: 40666  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
* 
40666 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
The first Duplo plates and tiles were based on the regular Lego plate/brick ratio
of 3:1 (that is, it takes 3 plates stacked on each other to reach the height
of a single Lego brick).

Somewhere around 1992, these "thin" plates and tiles were abandoned for the "thick"
type, which have a 2:1 ratio. These are what we find in modern Duplo sets.

What prompted the change? It could have been the advent of the 6309 printed tile:
 
Part No: 6309p01  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
* 
6309p01 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated
 
Part No: 6309pb001  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
* 
6309pb001 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated

Here are some other early "thin" Duplo parts:
 
Part No: duptile2x4  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
duptile2x4 Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: duptile2x4modhc  Name: Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
* 
duptile2x4modhc Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 3808  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
* 
3808 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 4121  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
* 
4121 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
Parts: Duplo

and maybe even this:
 
Part No: 4375  Name: Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
* 
4375 Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
Parts: Duplo

Please also rename 4538 to avoid confusion about the thickness of that plate.
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 15:03
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In Catalog, WoutR writes:
  In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  Today we added a somewhat historic entry to the BrickLink catalog:
 
Part No: 4538  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
4538 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
At first it looks like a normal Duplo plate, but it's not:
 
Part No: 40666  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
* 
40666 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
The first Duplo plates and tiles were based on the regular Lego plate/brick ratio
of 3:1 (that is, it takes 3 plates stacked on each other to reach the height
of a single Lego brick).

Somewhere around 1992, these "thin" plates and tiles were abandoned for the "thick"
type, which have a 2:1 ratio. These are what we find in modern Duplo sets.

What prompted the change? It could have been the advent of the 6309 printed tile:
 
Part No: 6309p01  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
* 
6309p01 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated
 
Part No: 6309pb001  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
* 
6309pb001 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated

Here are some other early "thin" Duplo parts:
 
Part No: duptile2x4  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
duptile2x4 Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: duptile2x4modhc  Name: Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
* 
duptile2x4modhc Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 3808  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
* 
3808 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 4121  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
* 
4121 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
Parts: Duplo

and maybe even this:
 
Part No: 4375  Name: Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
* 
4375 Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
Parts: Duplo


Oops

Please also rename 40666 to avoid confusion about the thickness of that
plate.
 Author: jodawill View Messages Posted By jodawill
 Posted: Jan 24, 2019 15:04
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  Today we added a somewhat historic entry to the BrickLink catalog:
 
Part No: 4538  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
4538 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
At first it looks like a normal Duplo plate, but it's not:
 
Part No: 40666  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
* 
40666 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/2 (Thick)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
The first Duplo plates and tiles were based on the regular Lego plate/brick ratio
of 3:1 (that is, it takes 3 plates stacked on each other to reach the height
of a single Lego brick).

Somewhere around 1992, these "thin" plates and tiles were abandoned for the "thick"
type, which have a 2:1 ratio. These are what we find in modern Duplo sets.

What prompted the change? It could have been the advent of the 6309 printed tile:
 
Part No: 6309p01  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
* 
6309p01 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Shape Black Isosceles Triangle Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated
 
Part No: 6309pb001  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
* 
6309pb001 Duplo Tile 2 x 2 with Number 1 Pattern
Parts: Duplo, Tile, Decorated

Here are some other early "thin" Duplo parts:
 
Part No: duptile2x4  Name: Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
duptile2x4 Duplo Tile 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: duptile2x4modhc  Name: Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
* 
duptile2x4modhc Duplo Tile, 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 3808  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
* 
3808 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) Half Circle with 2 Studs
Parts: Duplo
 
Part No: 4121  Name: Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
* 
4121 Duplo Tile, Modified 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin) with 4 Center Studs
Parts: Duplo

and maybe even this:
 
Part No: 4375  Name: Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
* 
4375 Duplo Sign Post Short - Thin Base
Parts: Duplo

That's really interesting. I've never seen a thin one. Any idea what
sets it came in?
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Jan 29, 2019 11:19
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In Catalog, jodawill writes:
  In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  Today we added a somewhat historic entry to the BrickLink catalog:
 
Part No: 4538  Name: Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
* 
4538 Duplo, Plate 2 x 4 x 1/3 (Thin)
Parts: Duplo, Plate
(...)
That's really interesting. I've never seen a thin one. Any idea what sets it came in?

I was hoping for an answer on this question. Any ideas?
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Very interesting! I don't believe I have any Duplo plates of the older style,
so I never knew this.

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btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo
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In Catalog, Hygrotus writes:
  btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo

right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'
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In Catalog, elias3 writes:
  In Catalog, Hygrotus writes:
  btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo

right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

I guess that means: Happy birthday elias3!

I see that I had Duplo's first push train
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In Catalog, WoutR writes:
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  right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

I guess that means: Happy birthday elias3!

Indeed, Happy Birthday!

  I see that I had Duplo's first push train

Well, the first train that looked like a train and had tracks to roll on.
There were Duplo connecting cars before 1980. Even without tracks, connected
cars very much spell train to a 2-year-old
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In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  In Catalog, WoutR writes:
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  right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

I guess that means: Happy birthday elias3!

Indeed, Happy Birthday!

thanks!!


  
  I see that I had Duplo's first push train

Well, the first train that looked like a train and had tracks to roll on.
There were Duplo connecting cars before 1980. Even without tracks, connected
cars very much spell train to a 2-year-old
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In Catalog, WoutR writes:
  In Catalog, elias3 writes:
  In Catalog, Hygrotus writes:
  btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo

right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

I guess that means: Happy birthday elias3!


thanks!!


  
I see that I had Duplo's first push train
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In Catalog, elias3 writes:
  In Catalog, Hygrotus writes:
  btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo

right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

Happy Birthday, Stefaan!

Hope you have a great day filled with at least one new LEGO set!

Cheers,
Randy
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In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, elias3 writes:
  In Catalog, Hygrotus writes:
  btw of Duplo

Duplo is 50 years old today
https://brickset.com/article/41914/happy-birthday-duplo

right, Duplo is 5y older as 'moi'

Happy Birthday, Stefaan!

Hope you have a great day filled with at least one new LEGO set!

Cheers,
Randy

thanks!! No new set at this moment, only Belgian chocolate bon-bons