Tom Alphin Author: Tom Alphin

Tom is the Editor-in-Chief at Brick Architect. He founded the website in 2015 just before releasing his bestselling book The LEGO Architect (which teaches 7 architectural styles using LEGO bricks). In addition to reviewing new LEGO Architecture sets, he likes to write articles exploring technical aspects of the LEGO hobby including LEGO storage, and the LEGO color palette.

Tom has written 158 stories for Brick Architect.

Most Common DUPLO Parts

Ever wondered which DUPLO parts are the most common? With a 2-year old in my house, I’ve decided to take a closer look at DUPLO this year.

Building on the popularity of my Most Common LEGO Parts analysis (which I update at least once a year), I’ve created the first draft of a similar analysis of the Most Common DUPLO parts.

Ranking assumes that you bought one of every DUPLO set released in the past 5 years and sorted the pieces by part. With so many fewer DUPLO sets every year (and so many fewer parts-per-set) that’s fewer than 8,000 pieces. More surprisingly, there are only 16 unique parts which you would have in quantities of 50x or more.