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Duplo bricks, figures and animals are colourful, safe and sturdy for little hands and big imaginations.

This First Zoo set includes 4 cute animals (baby elephant, tiger, polar bear and giraffe) ready to be looked after by the zoo keeper.

Eligible for International Delivery
Lego Type
Number of pieces
Suitable From
2 years
Not suitable for children under 2 years.

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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Q & As

LEGO DUPLO My First Zoo 4.8 5 17 17
Great Fun! Duplo is always a winner! This lovely set includes animals and a zoo keeper AND wheels!!! My son loves it. He is a little younger than recommended on the box but he and my daughter and getting so much use out of it. The best bit is they can add pieces we already had. The service from John Lewis was top class too. I would definitely recommend both. 30 September 2014
Instant Hit One of a few Duplo products that our grandson had for his third birthday. It was played with immediately in favour of more expensive items. Good old Duplo, can always be relied on. 15 July 2014
My First Zoo Excellent. Lots of play and enjoyed by my granddaughter. 25 February 2014
Loved it from first opening The animals are delightful. Kept a two year old occupied and interested over Xmas. 03 January 2014
Perfect present for 2 year old Lots of pretend play using motor skills and imagination 26 December 2013
christmas gift great price for this ever popular toy. My grandson loves it 31 December 2012
Ideal Gift Bought this along with the Zoo Truck, my Grandson loves them both. Well worth it. 09 December 2012
Lego duplo - my first zoo An instant hit with my 22 month old niece. This is the first duplo set she has recieved and there are sufficient pieces in this set to be able to play with the zoo - but the potential to add to the collection at a later date. She particluarly liked puting the zoo keeper (or the assorted animals!) in the truck. 04 May 2012
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