Today, the LEGO Group has added yet another cult vehicle to its portfolio of cars, with the reveal of the latest version of the ubiquitous LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van, complete with pop-top roof with tent and ready for summer road trip adventures.
The new #10279 LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van is based on its namesake of the late 1960s and 1970s and succeeds the much-loved #10220 LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van from 2011, adding many new features in the process. The new set is larger than before and distinguished by a new paint color, a sliding door, as well as the trademark T2 wraparound bay window front windscreen and a new yet instantly recognizable ‘face’. The overall size is 15cm / 6 inches high, 14cm / 5.5 inches wide, and 35cm / 13.5 inches long. And the total piece-count is 2,207.
Under the hood, the set also features working steering. The LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van’s detailed camping interior is also fully equipped for the open road, with opening cabinets, fridge, sink, and a gas stove with a teapot. Days at the beach are suitably catered for, as the set comes with a set of folding chairs and of course, a surfboard, while a folding rear bench seat provides a comfortable place to stay under starry skies.
Volkswagen Campers are of course synonymous with customization, and the LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van set is fully prepared for personalization, with a sticker set including retro decals and a choice of German or US number plates.
LEGO Designer Sven Franic commented: “The Volkswagen Camper is a rare breed of vehicle that commands affection like few others, and we know the LEGO version will bring a lot of fun to people who’ve been lucky enough to have or go camping in one, or always wanted one. Though the Volkswagen Camper is no stranger to our LEGO cars collection, this latest iteration brings even more delights for LEGO builders. The meticulously kitted out interior is sure to charm seasoned campers and adventurers alike, while the eye-catching exterior with pop-up roof is a feat of engineering just like the original.”
The #10279 LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van goes on sale on 1st August 2021 from LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: 159.99 EUR / 179.99 USD / 149.99 GBP / 269.99 AUD / 249.99 CAD. For more information on the set, visit the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO VW T2 Camper Van? Do you have the original T1 Camper? Which do you prefer? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I like the colors and the interior, but something is just not right about the shape. This is very apparent when they are next to each other.
It’s too blocky, but I like that it has steering. And why the stickers? At this price, give us prints!
I like the red one better. Like other said, the shape is just not right. Too boxy.
I like the interior, but the exterior seems odd. Especially the windscreen and the roof above it.
The side-by-side images with the real camper don’t do this set any favors. It’s clear that the shape is wrong in several places. Too bad because I like the color and the interior.
This is one of those cases when the older set looks better than the newer one. This set would need some major rework to make it look right.
Hmm, yeah, I guess the top should be narrower and rounder. I wonder if it could be modded without losing too much functionality…