Lego VW Camper Van Is Far Out, Man

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

You’re never too old to play with Lego. And that’s a good thing, because we can’t wait to get our hands on Lego’s new VW Camper Van.

Styled after the 1962 T1 Camper, this red Lego VW camper van set is super trippy and looks just like the real thing (only in block form). It features a rounded roof and window frames, as well as the trademark “V” shape three-way color split at the front. It even comes with a “splittie” safari front window that opens, and its roof pops up.

No detail has been overlooked for this Lego recreation. Just like the original van, the Lego version’s flat-four air-cooled VW boxer engine fits right above the rear axle. Even the interior gets the ‘60s treatment, complete with a fold-down bed, a cupboard (that actually opens), a mirror, and a lava lamp – far out, man!

“Its unique character and charm have made it loved all over the world, which has also meant that it has become one of the most customizable vehicles ever produced,” said Lego designer John-Henry Harris. “There is lots of technical building within the model that I think Lego fans will enjoy. I’m also hoping it will appeal to a wider audience, not just Lego fans. I think the Volkswagen community out there will really appreciate this model.”

The Lego VW Camper Van set will come with about 1,300 pieces and will retail for $120. You can expect to see it in stores on October 1 that carry Lego products.

[Source: Cartech]

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