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LEGO MINI Cooper Caravan & more!

by admin on September 18, 2014

in Featured Creations

I ran across the gallery of a German LEGO fan who’s models really impressed me. He goes by the name CustomBricks, and mostly designs LEGO military models. They are excellent and worth checking out. I’m not so much into military stuff, but there are a couple of non-military LEGO designs by CustomBricks that I really liked, and thought to share with you. 🙂

Custom LEGO MINI Cooper Caravan

The first one is a the LEGO MINI Cooper Caravan. This is an extension for the recently released #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper. We have talked about this set before and some of the fun conversions people have been doing with it (see links at the end of this post). And I think this caravan is another extremely cute design. It matches the LEGO MINI Cooper in size, color and style, and comes with a fully detailed exterior and interior. The total piece count is 965 (including the hitch), and the dimensions are (W/H/D) 12.1/13.1/23.5 cm. If you have the #10242 LEGO MINI Cooper this may be a fun project to consider. You can see more pictures at CustomBricks’ flickr gallery here, and you can buy the PDF instructions on his website here.

Custom LEGO Mini Cooper Caravan Details

CustomBricks also designed similar extensions to the #10220 LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van; a small, 1-axle caravan, a larger 2-axle caravan, a trailer with a Vespa scooter, a luggage-trailer, and a trailer with boat. The 1-axle caravan is quite similar to the LEGO MINI Cooper version, but with the colors and decors matching the LEGO VW Camper. The 2-axle caravan is practically a palace with everything from a toilet/shower unit, opening doors, opening tailgate and trunk, seats that convert into a bed, roof-awning, sun-loungers, outside table and more! The smaller model is about the same size as the caravan for the LEGO MINI Cooper, and the larger model is (W/H/D): 20.4/13.5/30.5 cm. You can see more pictures at CustomBricks’ flickr gallery here, and you can also buy the PDF building instructions on his website here.

Custom LEGO VW Camper Caravan Small

Custom LEGO VW Camper Caravan Large

And as I mentioned there are also three smaller trailers for the LEGO VW Camper; one with a scooter (the scooter itself is an excellent design!), then there is a bit larger trailer that can hold a standard LEGO boat, and a luggage-trailer that you can use for holding all kinds of stuff. There are instructions and parts-lists for these as well, if you would like to build one.

Custom LEGO VW Camper Trailer

I really like custom LEGO sets like these; when someone takes an official LEGO set and makes an extension. It can provide a fun project for others who own the original LEGO set and would like to do something more with it. Not everyone is great at building a LEGO model from scratch – modifications and extensions are a lot easier. Plus it just makes your set so much more unique and special – like so many LEGO fans have these two sets, but how many have a cute little matching trailer attached to it?

Custom LEGO VW Camper Trailers

CustomBricks provides instructions for many of their models, so if you like them, check them out. And if you don’t have the #10220 LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, or the #10242 LEGO MINI Cooper, they are available at the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Creator Mini Cooper & VW Camper

So what do you think? How do you like these custom LEGO caravans and trailers? Are you planning to build any of them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

Take the iconic LEGO MINI Cooper for a drive!

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ninja of stealth September 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM

those are awesome! thing is, I don’t have either of those sets. but the trailers are very detailed, I really liked the Vespa scooter trailer. Is there instructions to these even though it was just fan built?
Also something off subject to this. Admin, (or anyone else who knows about this.) if you can find a trailer of the upcoming ninjago episodes 33 and 34 I think, can you put them on here, or at least tell me about it if you’ve found any. Also if you can find the release date for the episodes can you tell me or put them on here? Thanks! I’m not asking for too much am I? 😕

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admin September 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Here is episode 33: http://youtu.be/VeuPzvuM8mY, and here is episode 34: http://youtu.be/WxMQNJoCeM8, both retty good quality. As far as instructions for the trailers, I have added links to them in the article. 😉

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BLProductions September 18, 2014 at 5:46 PM

No! You cannot tempt me like this! 😡 Must…not…click…link…. 😉

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admin September 18, 2014 at 8:36 PM

LOL! 😈

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ninja of stealth September 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Thanks admin, so this is a link to the release date? or the TV show episodes? 😯

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admin September 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Those are links to the episodes. That’s what you wanted, right? 😉

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ninja of stealth September 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Oh, sorry, episode trailer videos, do you know where you can find them. Sorry about that. 😳

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admin September 22, 2014 at 1:08 PM

You mean you just want trailers? I’m not sure where to find those… did you search YouTube?

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ninja of stealth September 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

yeah, but all I can find are fan made trailers.

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Jake September 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Sweet

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love-2-build September 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Do they ship internationally? Thanks…Lisa

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Håkan September 19, 2014 at 8:14 AM

I don’t think CustomBricks ship any bricks for building, just the instructions. For the bricks, you’d have to order them yourself from Lego Pick-a-Brick, Bricklink or BrickOwl…

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admin September 19, 2014 at 9:42 AM

So sorry, I didn’t see your answer before I answered myself. Yes, you are absolutely correct.

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admin September 19, 2014 at 9:41 AM

There is no shipping involved. The instructions are in PDF format so you can order it from anywhere. You can just download it to your computer.

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ben January 21, 2016 at 12:09 PM

cool but i want to buy the ego sets how do i buy them ?

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ben January 21, 2016 at 12:09 PM

i want to buy the mini cooper and camper trailers how do i do that

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admin January 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Ben, you need to get the parts yourself, and you can download the PDF to build them.

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