A castle fit for a kid

A castle fit for a kid

Castles do not come cheap. More’s the pity, otherwise we’d all be snapping them up. Thank majesty for LEGO® DUPLO® DIY towers.

With just 22 bricks, and a swift bit of building, your little prince or princess will have their very own palace to reside over. What happens next is completely unwritten, as small-world settings such as these encourage independent play. Castles are full of fairy-tale romance and adventure, so expect to see some epic action played out, as storytelling skills flourish.

When your little one is ready for you to jump back into the game, make it like a realtor and take a moment to describe the castle’s unique particulars. Words like “turret”, “fort” and “drawbridge” rarely pop up elsewhere, so this is a great opportunity for expanding vocabulary. There’s also a chance here to talk a little about the origins of castles, giving an early history lesson.

As with all LEGO DUPLO DIY builds, the end result doesn’t have to match what you see on the screen. Besides, this castle is ripe for extending. Try adding a few more bricks for a moat, wall or stables, then share the end results on our Facebook page. It’s much easier than building your own castle.