As you probably know already, this month LEGO is giving away a free exclusive Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van with purchases of $75 or more if you order through the Online LEGO Shop, or at LEGO store locations. Running promotions like this with small exclusive sets, minifigs or key-chains is something LEGO does on a regular basis and is always appreciated. 🙂
Although freebies are nice to get and we all look forward to them, I have rarely seen such an enthusiastic response to a small free set before. The Mini VW Camper is an undeniably cute version of the very popular #10220 LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. Even LEGO posted a sweet picture of the Mini VW Camper on their Google+ page with the following caption: “JUST SPOTTED! A LEGO Mini Camper! In the wild, the VW Camper Van carries its young until the mini is able to drive on its own.” 🙄
And the LEGO Mini Volkswagen Camper Van definitely ignited the creative juices of LEGO fans. They are making all kinds of wild and crazy contraptions from the VW Mini Camper, and there are at least two contests going on to challenge your Mini Camper conversion skills. One is at LEGO fan-site FBTB.net, where you are challenged to Star Wars-ify the Mini Camper Van, and the other is the EuroBricks Pimp My Camper contest. Both of the contests are still running and open until the end of the month, so if you would like to enter, just follow the links above. 😉
Here I will show you some of the LEGO Volkswagen Mini Camper Vans I found and liked the most. It is just amazing how one small set can be interpreted in so many ways! So let’s start with some of the Star Wars themed Mini Camper Vans. These are all from FBTB contest, so you can find larger images at the link above, along with many more entries. From top to bottom, left to right: LEGO VW Snow Speeder by boudreaux_blackbeard, Vantha by MacLane, LEGO VW All-Terrain Scout Camper (AT-SC) by CaptainInfinity, LEGO VW-wing Starfighter by Lego junkie, LEGO All-Terrain Camper Van (AT-CV) by Oky Wan Kenobi, and LEGO VW Clone Turbo Van with Turbo Teardrop Trailer by Master Beef.
As the EuroBricks contest mentioned above is more eclectic with any style and theme allowed, you can see some great variety of VW Camper Vans from every imaginable genre. Here is a sample to give you an idea, and you can check out more on the contest page linked to earlier. From top to bottom, left to right: LEGO Bat Camper and LEGO Covered Wagon Camper both by dr_spock, LEGO Buzz’s Star Command Camper Van and LEGO Zurg’s Evil Camper Van both by Oky, LEGO Bag-End Camper by rodiziorobs, LEGO VW T1 Steam Camper Brown Sugar by acrosswaves, LEGO VW Vampire Camper a.k.a. Campire by cimddwc, and LEGO Vammoth by Brick_Laboratory. LEGO fans are just so creative!
And here are a few more LEGO VW Mini Camper Van conversions that I really liked. These are also entries to the EuroBricks contest: LEGO VW TMNT Party Wagon by midi, LEGO VW VAN-VAN by Trooper 10, LEGO VW Mechwarrior Camper by lantlant, and LEGO VW Camper Colonizer by Bricksky. Aren’t they great?
If you would like to get your own LEGO Mini Volkswagen Camper Van and start tinkering with it, they are available with purchases of $75 or more if you order through the Online LEGO Shop, or at LEGO store locations. Just follow the link: SHOP AT THE ONLINE LEGO STORE
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO VW Camper conversions made by LEGO fans? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to discuss in the comment section! And if you like, you can also experiment with making your own conversions. It is great fun, and you are welcome to share your ideas and models below! 😀
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