You have to love those old Volkswagen camper vans. They are such a vehicle of their time and they transported countless hippies to countless love-fests and festivals. And now LEGO is honoring the vehicle with this LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set.
I have to say, this looks like an awesome set as the van looks right at home done up in LEGO pieces. Just so we are clear, this isn’t just a shell. The van also has an engine in its engine compartment and a complete interior. So we are talking some nice detail here.
This authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. Every iconic feature is here! On the outside, the terrific detailing includes ‘V’ shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening ‘splittie’ safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more! The detailing is equally impressive on the inside, from the authentic VW air-cooled flat four cylinder boxer engine, front cabin bench seat, gear stick, angled dashboard and iconic spherical speedometer, to custom LEGO features like folding rear bench seat, folding dinette table, closet with mirror and even a painting!
It will be arriving this this October for $100 and should make LEGO fans and VW fans happy.
Update September 2011: This Volkswagen T1 Camper Van #10220 will be $119.99 at Lego Shop and is expected on October 1, 2011.