In my last post I shared my love of Volkswagen’s including a Lego T1 Camper van I was building. Now its finished !
Constructed from 1334 Lego blocks, the camper van was a fun build. The several bags in the box were not numbered meaning you had to open them all to find the parts required. This made the build last longer as finding that one bit you wanted was more time consuming. The pictures above were a couple of stops returning from Huddersfield over Marsden Moor. You have to be pretty comfortable with your self, to be spotted from the road taking pictures of a Lego camper van !!
Given the constraints of pieces available to the designers, the overall shape leaves no doubt as to what the finished model is based on. There are lots of details inside and out, that add fun and interest.
The iconic shape is captured well, there is a detailed engine and the classic pop up roof works. Front “split screen” windows open, along with side doors tail gate and front doors.
There are a lot of details inside. Sink, oven, fold down table and rear “rock and roll” seat that converts to a bed. What 60s – 70s camper would be compete without a lava lamp! Curtains are fabric as is the roof pop top. I did re-design the driving position to make it right hand drive instead of “wrong hand” side !!
Of the several Lego kits I have built this is probably the first I would consider displaying downstairs, as it just captures the fun of potential beach life. For those who missed out on summer festivals it would make a cheap substitute. Place it on the coffee table, pop the roof, open the doors and get Alexa to play some Woodstock !!
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