LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Review (Set 10220) Bricks & Bobs — Volkswagen Campmob

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LEGO® Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (Set 10220)

What do you get you combine the heritage of Volkswagen and a little LEGO creativity? The Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set of course. have taken the iconic VW van with its long history and a replica model that not encompasses a lot of features and detailing but looks unlike most LEGO models thanks to rounded edges.

The very of LEGO means it is very and block-like. Most models from LEGO bricks to lose their curves and almost linear with harsh horizontal and vertical LEGO have managed to this angularity exceptionally creating the curves and shape of the VW van perfectly well.

Arguably one of the loved vehicles of all time, the VW van was known in the factory as the Volkswagen 2 and officially known as the Transporter or The camper van (or mini bus as it is known in countries) was derived from the Type 2 panel van, in 1950 and intended to be used to cargo.

The German automaker soon found that the Van became a classic icon of the The camper van has various nicknames including the “camp mobile”, the “minibus” and even the “hippie “hippie bus” or “hippiemobile”.

Many variants of the Volkswagen 2 were released and even the Camper Van has many variants that release. This is based on the Volkswagen Type 2 T1 from 1962. The T1 was the first of the Volkswagen Type 2 and is famous for the windscreen, affectionately known as the or “Splittie” amongst the VW fan base. The T1 was between 1950 and 1967.

The box the Volkswagen Camper Van parked up by a with the roof box extended The LEGO set box doesn’t give too away other than the roof is removable for easy inside.

The set comprises of 1,332 and features a lot of technical building so it’s a fairly challenging perfect for adult collectors of VW as well as adult fans of

This set builds into a that measures 30cm in and 14cm in height, with lifelike true to form

This particular model true to the split colour job many VW campers were in. The red and white combination is a classic the era.  The two tones are split by a line that runs around the middle of the vehicle. cutely, this black continues across the front it dips in the middle (represented by the black pipes) around the central VW badge. The ‘v’ shape colour split on the front the white from red is ingeniously and definitely manages to soften the lines behind.

Plenty of attention has been to getting the model to look Given that LEGO are very angular, it is impressive to see the of curves and soft lines in this model. In fact are very few visible LEGO left on the model making it appealing for ornamental and decorative

The right hand side of the features dual opening doors. Both the driver and side doors open A rather novel and iconic encapsulated in this model has to be the opening windscreen, perfect for extra ventilation into the

The wheel arches cut into the doors and continue the roundedness of particular model. A rounded and rounded window frames are accurately modelled and this model even features a roof (a “pop-top”) with a curtain surround.

Big round headlights beam the front and help continue the of roundedness alongside the round VW the rounded paintwork, the rounded and the rounded shape. The driver’s even has a round wing

Note the number place is “H-VW 1962”. Presumably the “H” for Harris of John-Henry Harris LEGO set designer). “VW “is clearly the of Volkswagen whilst 1962 is the of model this LEGO set is upon (the 1962 T1 Camper Van).

The classic VW Van is rear engine and lifting up the door reveals the engine in all its The VW air-cooled flat four boxer engine modelled the chassis has been authentically You can also see the exhaust tail under the rear bumper on the hand side.

Rear can be seen adjacent to the rear door and clear camper let light flood into the van behind. The windows form of another door that you get into the bed section.

You can even see a of a roof rack mounted on the top at the

The designer for this particular set was John-Henry Harris and he has put together video explaining the problems and faced when trying to a rounded van out of linear LEGO This video also into some detail the features and functionality of the set.

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the attention to detail just better. The drivers section has faithfully recreated with an steering wheel and gear There’s a giant speedometer as as a temperature gauge on the dashboard. The is extremely accurate right to the foot pedals on the floor.

so many choice of interior, decide the original Westfalia would be the best option. The of the seats around the camper of a deep burgundy and blue and this is accentuated by authentic textile curtains for the windows. A and white chequered floor in the of the van helps give the interior a look.

This image more of the detailing inside. a sink unit complete brass taps and even a pan and brush hanging above it. to this is a bench with a dining table. This folds down out of the way to give space in the van when the table required.

On the other side of the interior is a cupboard with a mirror on it. to this is another bench folds out into a bed. a space saving feature been popular with vans ever since.

The also features a few quirks and inside. You’ll find a lamp tucked away in a some unique LEGO a plant on a shelf and even a “Make LEGO Models, Not T-shirt!

Overall, the VW camper van is a icon and has both nostalgic and value in many fans. LEGO set is not only perfect for aged 16 years and older but is ideal for adult fans of VW enthusiasts and those who are nostalgic days gone by. LEGO hope this set is opened up to a new of adult collectors who may never built a LEGO model and there couldn’t be a better to start with than iconic machine.


The LEGO T1 Camper Van set is a LEGO shop

Where to Buy the LEGO® Volkswagen T1 Van (Set 10220)

eBay Auctions for LEGO set

As it gets older, the LEGO® T1 Camper Van (Set 10220) may to become limited in stock and then become discontinued by the Shop. As such, we’ve the most relevant search from eBay below as is the next best place to limited availability LEGO should the LEGO Shop no have availability.

This was published on Friday 11th May At the time of writing LEGO set had a recommended retail price of The set contains 1,332 LEGO which equates to an average of approximately £0.06 per brick.

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