Our three year old is your typical toddler. He loves to build, he loves to stack. He handles blocks and bricks like a professional. He creates, tears down, piles up and knocks over. He is a busy little guy. His favorite toys are the ones handed down by his two older brothers: a big bin full of wooden trains and tracks and two bins piled high with colorful LEGO DUPLO blocks. Thankfully Dreamup Toys have found a way to unite two of the most awesome toys – EVER made! We were provided a set of Dreamup Toys’ railway platforms, but the opinions stated here are mine – and the kids’!
As you can imagine, the perfect entertainment for Jansen is something that incorporates his two favorite toys. Well – look no further. Dream Toys’ Wooden Railway Block Platforms are a culmination of all the best life has to offer – at least if you are a toddler/ preschooler/ kid! Their platforms allow little hands to play with LEGO DUPLO blocks together with wooden railway sets.
What is a Wooden Railway Block Platform?! (I thought you’d never ask!)
• The white plastic plates are compatible with DUPLO bricks (and other comparable block toys).
• There is a railway track that runs down the middle of the plate, interlocking with standard wooden railway tracks (such as Thomas and BRIO trains).
• The platform allows for creative building on both sides of the track, opening endless possibilities for tunnels, bridges, buildings and stations.
• The plates are made of thick durable plastic, much like the standard DUPLO bricks. They have a lifespan far beyond our kids’ childhood.
Our living room floor is constantly covered in a variety of DUPLO bricks, leaving ample opportunity for little growing minds to sit down and build whatever their hearts desire. Once in a blue moon all four boys will gather around a pile of blocks and collaborate to create something big and fantastic. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like, but when it does I sit back and enjoy the sound of four little minds hard at work.
Now that school is out, I am encouraging the kids to keep building together. I want the older kids to challenge the little ones, and for the little ones to test the patience of the older kids, because that’s really what life is all about, isn’t it?!
We received the railway track platforms from Dreamup Toys last week. I ever so quietly left them on the floor to see what would happen. In a matter of minutes the creativity reached new heights. Jansen’s excitement was so contagious that his older brothers came running to see what all the noise was about. All of a sudden, Jacob and Jordan forgot that they are “too cool” to play with their baby brothers. Dreamup Toys’ platforms not only connected wooden tracks and LEGO DUPLO bricks, they also connected brothers!
The boys immediate built a train station for their DUPLO and Brio people, which is the structure you see in the pictures. Since then they have built bridges and tunnels for the trains. The platforms fit perfectly with all of our wooden railway pieces, so now our living room floor is not only covered in bricks, but also tracks!
Thank you, Dreamup Toys. This seemingly simple innovation is one that will make our kids happy (and our house messy), as they keep building their way through the summer!
To order your own Railway Block Platforms or to learn more about Dreamup Toys check out their website. Share your child’s creation on their Facebook page and follow them on Pinterest.
I am THRILLED to offer your little builders their own set of two Railway Block Platforms. Enter our giveaway here. Good luck!
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Dandi D says
My son loves playing with his Lego Duplos, so this would be perfect for him.
molli vandehey says
my daughter is just into duplos . love this idea and had no clue! thanks1
You’re totally talking about my kids! They love the wooden train sets and Lego. Fantastic idea to combine both!
Myra B says
My little twins love cars and trains the most but they like building with Legos also.
That is SO smart! I totally want to get these!
Sarah Renee says
Looks like fun!
Emily @ My Love for Words says
Oh my goodness, my kids would go nuts for this!!
The kids will love these. What a cool way to combine Duplo and trains.
Love this toy!! So cool and I e never seen it before! My boys would love this!
Jeanette B says
My Grandson would love this, he loves to play with his trains and is always asking us to build a platform.
This is such a great idea! My kiddos would love it!
james kosur says
My daughter would love this!
My grandson just turned a year old last month, and he got this Mickey fire truck. It has a siren and flashing lights, and he can ride it. He loves it!
This looks so fun!! My kids love trains and building with duplos and Legos
now you can mix match the lego and they are great toghter
sheri anderson says
My grandsons love train sets, blocks and pretty much any kind of building toy, thanks!
great go-to even for my girls! my kids like all sorts of things from legos to ponies, to dirt!
This looks amazing! Duplo and trains are two of my kids favourites and I love how this combines the two – fantastic idea
Katie @ Pick Any Two says
My almost three-year-old would LOVE these! He is into anything related to building.
Wow — I’ve never seen anything like this! A great additional to my boys’ set.
Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
My daughter loves the wooden blocks that her uncle bought her.
Allison Lindstrom says
Tove, that railway track is genius! We have a lot of duple bricks and, even though he already has plenty of toys, I’m always looking for creative ways to shake things up. I guess his toys are my toys too? LOL It’s one of the perks of having boys!
Colleen Panzer (@retrokitty) says
My 2yo LOVES Thomas & his wooden train set. These are so cool!
Lynn B says
My 3 year old would love this so much! He already uses his Duplo to make tunnels for his wooden track but they aren’t very stable, this would be great!