Nathan

What To Do With Duplo

DUPLO  

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  1. 1. What should we do with DUPLO sets/parts?

    • Kill them all
      6
    • Leave them be
      1
    • Add all the missing ones and keep them accurate
      3
    • Delete sets, leave parts for MOCs
      6


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There are a number of DUPLO sets and parts in the database, but I have made very little effort to keep it accurate. I would like to completely remove all DUPLO parts and sets to keep the database free of clutter.

 

What does everyone think? Let's see how this poll thing works...

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Keep the basic bricks atleast, they can be used as fillers in big MOCs. other then that I think there is few that collect DUPLO as adults or spend time building with it. And they can use other sites to manage that collection.

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As I said before the filler bricks are useful, but do we really want them inventoried... I think if you want an inventory of Duplo other sites are maybe better for that. Plus the sets are a pain, loads of assemblies, printed bricks, annoying colours and every set sees me adding ten new parts, I won't miss em!

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Well we don't need the DUPLO sets and their inventory, but if a MOC was using DUPLO bricks as filler bricks I also want them in the inventory of that MOC. So discard everything except basic bricks in single color. Would be my option, I voted leave them be because i don't really want to destroy them all I want a middle road.

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I voted leave too, there's more than enough, and if a MOC needs a particular brick I'll add it. I so don't want to add every set.

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Should have thought through the options better... added another one, not sure if you can change your vote though?

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Yar, there's a delete my vote button that appears when a poll's changed.

Nope it was there all the time. I could have deleted my vote before he changed it. The only requirement is that you have voted.

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2 years ago I would have said get rid of them.  However, I just spent a fortune last Christmas on Duplo sets for my first granddaughter.  Since then my son's family moved into the "other Grandma's house."  She has a puppy that happily chewed on any bricks left out.  So when I was there recently for the birth of my second granddaughter, I spent some time finding replacements for the chewed pieces.  

If we are going to make the word rebrickable a definition of using bricks from several sets to build another set, it doesn't hurt to start young.  My granddaughter already uses a touch-pad to put together puzzle pieces and she also looked at a picture I brought up on my computer to sort through her Duplo bricks to find the parts to build it.  She will be 3 in Nov.  

I agree there needs to be a middle-of-the-road solution.  Listing basic Duplo bricks that someone uses for structural reasons in an MOC seems to be a good middle ground.  

Would it also allow someone to submit a combination of Duplo sets as a private MOC if they wished to?  I haven't used that part of rebrickable yet, so I don't know how it works. 

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The bricks can be in our parts catalogue, but not in a set. I'd guess having 'normal' Duplo blocks in catalogue, and adding new ones when asked, would be sensible. I can't imagine anyone will use Duplo to rebrick their sets as it's so NOT rebrickable due to all the prints/specialised stuff. No-one has ever sent me a correction for a Duplo set, and only me or the bot have ever submitted them.

Also the Lego inventories for Duplo are pretty good, LDraw doesn't have most of the pieces, and Lego has nice pictures of the parts.

 

I'm in the middle of an FAQ/tutorial [and fixing categories/minifigs/30553 transpositions/renaming every part]. When we decide I'll add the rationale.

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 No-one has ever sent me a correction for a Duplo set, and only me or the bot have ever submitted them.

Also the Lego inventories for Duplo are pretty good, LDraw doesn't have most of the pieces, and Lego has nice pictures of the parts.

No one was ever told before they couldn't use the BL catalog outside BLL.  I know it isn't Nathan's objective to have a comprehensive LEGO catalog, but rebrickable provides the best solution right now to what BLL has taken away.

Good points about the LEGO DUPLO inventories and pictures.

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No one was ever told before they couldn't use the BL catalog outside BLL. 

 

Good point. Yeah, the catalogue issue is silly, childish and a slap in the face to Dan's original vision.

AFAIK Rebrickable has not been 'invited to desist' by BLL. My personal feeling is that it's in no way legally enforceable, and it's being used as ammunition against someone who has achieved more in 6 months that BL has in 18. I wouldn't challenge a multi-millionaire son of a billionaire though.

^^Personal opinion, I don't speak for Nathan^^

 

Back on topic.

Having said that, there will be changes to our parts numbering system, it's pretty much certain. What they will be is still under discussion, but will probably be more Lego based, although that's what BL is pretty much. I've had designIDs in my head for years, and don't want to learn thousands of part numbers again.

 

I'd definitely like us to have an accurate catalogue, but I think Duplo/Quattro/the new princess stuff/Planes can be stored as parts, not sets. And even then just as the popular parts for big MOCs, the nice space-filler blocks for example. I know top builders like Searcon and Coral use a lot of Duplo [the huge flowers and curved bricks], so it'd be nice to have some of it. Do we catalogue all the pens? The posters? Where do you draw the line?

I certainly wouldn't mind pointing people to Brickset to get inventories for Duplo, they hoover them up direct from Lego so they're as accurate as Lego will ever make them.

 

Our inventories are different because we try to be 100% accurate, which can be stupidly hard sometimes [and actually impossible, given Lego's penchant for mould/part swaps mid production run], and missing a whole range of sets won't harm our primary purpose.

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rebrickable can continue to draw the line at what's used for building.  Including an ideabook or poster with building instructions is necessary.  Including a pencil just because it has a LEGO logo on it is not.(even if it was the one used to "draw the line" ;)

As for a response to your personal opinion, I'll put it in the Off-Topic section of this Forum.

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My problem with Duplo, Primo and other is that they clutter the search results. Search for a set like 31000 and you get a lot of primo elements together with the official set and mocs. The individual parts should at least be shown separate and the mocs should not be shown last!

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