Blast back to 1962 and cruise in psychedelic style! From all the LEGO sets currently available one of my favorites is the #10220 LEGO VW Camper. LEGO did an excellent job recreating many of the fun and unique details of the iconic hippie-bus. In fact, this set is officially licensed by Volkswagen. 😛
The LEGO Volkswagen Camper would appeal not just to LEGO fans, but also to anyone from the baby-boomer generation who likely either owned, or at least took a cross-country trip in one of these babies. (Read more and see photos of the development of the original Volkswagen Camper here: Volkswagen T1 Camper.)
Here is the official description of the LEGO VW Camper:
“This authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. Every iconic feature is here! On the outside, the terrific detailing includes ‘V’ shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening ‘splittie’ safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more!
The detailing is equally impressive on the inside, from the authentic VW air-cooled flat four cylinder boxer engine, front cabin bench seat, gear stick, angled dashboard and iconic spherical speedometer, to custom LEGO features like folding rear bench seat, folding dinette table, closet with mirror and even a painting!”
To fully appreciate the challenges LEGO designers faced while trying to recreate the curves and details of the original VW camper with LEGO bricks, check out this video:
Some further details of the LEGO VW Camper:
- Features 11 windows, authentic plaid-print textile curtains and wing-mirror!
- Rear door opens to reveal detailed engine!
- Interior features rear bench-seat that transforms into a bed, “Make LEGO Models, Not War” T-shirt and rear shelf with
- Measures 11.8″ (30cm) long and 5.5″ (14cm) high!
And if you are curious about the building-experience of the LEGO VW Camper, watch this time-lapse video!
The #10220 LEGO Volkswagen Camper is currently available at LEGO’s online shop: LEGO VW Camper. And in the month of October you will also receive double VIP points, as well as free shipping! Oh, and a free holiday gift-set too! 😀