As I’ve posted about in previous posts, my 3 and 5 year old sons are into Duplo knights and pirates. This past weekend, I helped them build some Duplo tall ships for the “good guys” to use to fight pirates.

Over the years, Duplo has created a number of really cool pirate ship sets. We have all of them, but wanted some kingdom ships to fight the pirate ships.

All of the pirate sets from Duplo come with sails that have pirate emblems on them. So, I decided to spray paint some of them linen colored.

I got six of the small black sails and three of the big black sails on BrickLink. We painted three of the small sails white and two of the big sails.


We painted the black sails, but not the super cool glow in the dark ones. That was a bridge too far.

The ship hull from the center set above doesn’t have any overt pirate symbols built into it (like the large ship does), so we used that for the ship base.

We used the smaller masts as booms on the front of the ships, and the tall masts to hold the sails.


Another view of the tall ship.


My older son Cashel is in the middle of an “invasion” build with some giant baseplates.


The Lion Knights and their navy are going to storm the beaches of the Eagle Knight kingdom.
This doesn’t seem quite fair because the Lion Knights have cannons.

If you use this idea to make your own Duplo tall ships, shoot me a message in the comments!

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