McDonald's Happy Meal Lego Duplo Building Set, 1983

Summary

Duplos -- a larger version of the Lego brick -- were perfect for the small hands of a toddler. Introduced in 1969, Duplos stuck together well, but could be easily pulled apart. Toddlers could now create and build just like their older siblings and friends. This set was part of Legos' first McDonald's Happy Meal promotion in 1983.

Duplos -- a larger version of the Lego brick -- were perfect for the small hands of a toddler. Introduced in 1969, Duplos stuck together well, but could be easily pulled apart. Toddlers could now create and build just like their older siblings and friends. This set was part of Legos' first McDonald's Happy Meal promotion in 1983.

Artifact

Construction toy

Date Made

1983

Creators

McDonald's Corporation 

Lego Systems, Inc. 

Place of Creation

Denmark 

Creator Notes

Made by Lego Systems, Inc., Denmark for McDonald's Corporation

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

97.5.240

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jeff and Marilyn Escue.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in  (product package)

Width: 6.75 in  (product package)

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