LEGO DUPLO Building Plate

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Give your little builders a bright, safe surface for their LEGO or DUPLO creations! Standard LEGO System studs will hold any size brick or element, so this plate will grow with your child. Plate measures 24 x 24 studs 938 x 38cm). With rounded corners for safe carrying. Note: bricks and figures not included.
Age Range
2 to 5 years
38 x 38cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Lego Type
Model name / number
Number of pieces
Suitable From
2 years
To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.

Editors Notes

The company that was destined to become LEGO started life as being a small workshop that produced wooden toys, run by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. The name ‘LEGO’ was adopted in 1934, coming from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. It wasn’t until 1947 that they started producing plastic toys, with the first version of the now infamous interlocking bricks coming in 1949.

They weren’t quite the bricks that people are used to nowadays, being made from a different material and having a slightly different locking system. It was actually Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk that saw the potential for the bricks to become a tool for creative play and in 1958, the modern brick design was born. From this date, despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with previous pieces. So you could have a LEGO set from 1958 and it would still be completely compatible with a modern set.

Since the 1960, thousands of sets have been released covering everything from Aliens to the Wild West. The only area that the company has never tackled directly is military-themed sets, because Ole Kirk set a policy that they must never make war seem like child’s play. The largest ever LEGO set to date is a scale-model of the Taj Mahal, which was made out of 5922 pieces.

The LEGO Group's motto is ‘det bedste er ikke for godt’, which roughly translates to "only the best is the best". Ole Kirk Christiansen came up with this phrase to encourage workers to always produce the highest quality toys possible.

Nowadays, LEGO makes a vast range of toys for all ages, as well as teaching materials for children, which are distributed in over 130 countries. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.


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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's a green plastic square This is a Duplo base board. You can stick Duplo blocks to it. What more could you ask? Delivery was very quick. 24 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A fab product This has been a great purchase our 2 year old has created a number of amazing things using this base as his starting point and loves it! 12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essential piece of kit for duplo fans Allows construction of more stable structures encouraging the imagination. Also saves arguments when children can have one each! Seems expensive but is used extensively. 24 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LEGO DUPLO Building Plate An absolute must for children to allow them to construct what they wish! 31 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by happy three year old I have been looking everywhere for one of these for my three year old son. John Lewis provided the most competitive price and my son loves it as it gives him and starting point for many of his lego models which used to fall over and break. 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does exactly what it says! I was looking for the official Duplo Base and John Lewis provided this product at the most competitive price. Along with the excellent customer service and overnight delivery for collection in store, JL was the sensible place to purchase! 03 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent buy This is a great size of plate, much larger than others I'd seen and ideal for little fingers to put lots of pieces on. The price was excellent too, much cheaper than everywhere else, so well done J.L. 20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by How to make duplo more playable This is a sturdy base to create your duplo world, it's been much more enjoyable for the children to build structures using this large building plate, instead of random pieces all over the carpet 11 March 2014
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