Just a heads up that the #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle is now available for LEGO VIP members, two weeks before the general release. I’m particularly excited for this set because we had a Bettle just like this when I was growing up (down to the exact same color), and this version is so much more curvy and accurate compared to the #10187 LEGO Volkswagen Beetle from 2008. We have discussed the set before (see link at the end of this post), but I will repeat some of the basic information here, and also re-post the designer-video, for your convenience. 🙂
Here is the official description: Head for the beach with the VW Beetle! Build a LEGO Creator Expert replica of the world’s most popular automobile. This beautifully crafted LEGO model is packed with authentic details that capture the vehicle’s character and charm, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights and wing-mounted turn signals. Lift the hood and you’ll discover a spare tire and fuel tank, while in the trunk you’ll find a detailed 4-cylinder air-cooled engine. You can even open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed interior. Tilt the rear seat forward to reveal a storage compartment with beach towel. And of course, no 1960s VW Beetle would be complete without a surfboard and a cooler box, the perfect accessories for a fun day at the beach! VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 5” (15cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. 1167 pieces. Price: $99.99 – BUY HERE
As mentioned in the designer-video, one extra nice touch is that the 1×1 round tile with the Volkswagen logo is printed, and you get two of them. Also, you can choose from four sets of license-plates for your Beetle; California, Germany, Australia, and the UK. Sweet!
I really liked the #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper with its beautiful design, great color combination, and extras like the picnic basket. It’s a super cute car in real life as well, but I’m not British, and have never driven a MINI or even been a passenger. So while I like the LEGO model, I don’t have any nostalgic feelings towards it. The #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle is a whole other matter though. My dad owned one, and we have been in so many adventures with it. He also made a number of upgrades to make it more awesome. As a child I fully believed that our car was a real person, like Herbie, The Love Bug. So yeah, I’m a Beetle fan, and I’m looking forward to building the LEGO version. 😀
As mentioned at the beginning, the #10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle will be released on August 1st, but LEGO VIP members get early access starting today. So make sure you are logged in with your VIP account. You can find the set under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle? Are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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