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LEGO Volkswagen Beetle available now!

by admin on July 14, 2016

in LEGO Exclusives

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. 🙂

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle Box

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!

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle Top

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. 😀

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Details

#10252 LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle Side

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.

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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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Tito July 14, 2016 at 4:34 PM

First day purchase for sure! Just fantastic!

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admin July 14, 2016 at 4:35 PM

I already built mine. Will write a review soon. I agree; it’s fantastic. 🙂

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BLProductions July 14, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Having read the Brickset review, I really like this set. Might even consider trying to get it in the future. It’s not prefect (from a side view, the area around the front windshield looks off), but about as good as a LEGO car can get, in my opinion. A lot of neat building techniques as well, and nice pieces.
Speaking of sets coming out in August, just when are the summer Technic sets (42053-42055) coming out in the US? They’re not listed on LEGO Shop, but everything else is. Maybe they’ll just appear as available on the 1st…. 😕

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admin July 14, 2016 at 9:23 PM

Yeah, I have been looking at mine for the last couple of days. If you start to look at each section in detail, you will see the sections that are off compared to a real Beetle, but overall it is unmistakable, and does look really fun. I’m planning to get either a Scala or Belville figure for mine. Will write up a review soon. 🙂

As far as the Technic sets, I’m fairly certain they suppose to get released in August. In my experience most of the sets are listed as “coming soon”, but then there are also sets that show up right on the date. At the beginning of each month when I write about what’s new, I have to revise the article in the morning (I usually write them the previous day), because some sets don’t show up until the last minute. So it’s pretty normal.

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Håkan July 16, 2016 at 6:37 AM

An old Technic-figure, maybe? Although there’s some sorta crash test dummy look to them, which might give off some bad connotations…

(Might be just fine with you, however…)

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admin July 16, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Yes, that would work too, but I wanted a more organic look. The Techich figures are the same size as the Belville ones, so there is no real advantage. I like the Technic figures in race-cars. For the Beetle I plan to get more realistic person. 🙂

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