LEGO has just revealed the latest Creator Expert/LEGO for Adults to join its portfolio of cars, the LEGO 10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van to fulfill all your summer road trip adventure dreams!
The 2,207-piece LEGO T2 Camper Van succeeds the much-loved LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (which retired in 2020, after almost 10 years in service!) and comes with a brand new coat of paint – Medium azure!
It will be priced at US$179.99 / AU$ 269.99 / £149.99 and has a release date of 1 August 2021, and will be available from LEGO.com and your local LEGO store.
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The new set is larger than before and distinguished by a new paint colour, a sliding door, as well as the trademark T2 wraparound Baywindow front windscreen and a new yet instantly recognisable ‘face.’
The LEGO Volkswagen T2’s dimensions are 15cm (6″) high, 14cm (5.5″) wide, 35cm (13.5″) long, which makes it much larger than the T1 which measured 5” high and 11” long.
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 customisation, and the LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van set is fully prepared for personalisation, with a sticker set including retro decals and a choice of German or US number plates.
The set’s designer is Sven Franic and had this to say about the model:
“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.”
And here’s a comparison of the LEGO T2 Camper Van next to the real version. Not sure why they edited or used a weird filter, but it really washes out the colour, and looks nothing like medium azure!
I think this is a sensational new addition to the LEGO Creator Expert cars collection, and would no doubt look great next to the original T1 Camper Van, as well as the 10252 Volkswagen Beetle.
The Volkswagen T1 Camper Van was one of my first Creator Expert sets, and I have the original version, which at the time did not have numbered bags, something that no one should experience!
It looks a lot of fun, and the vibrant Medium Azure paint is nice and poppy, and I also like the customisation options afforded by the stickers to truly make it your own. I doubt I’ll slather my set with stickers… but we’ll see!
The sliding door and expandable roof are also great design touches, and I can see this being a very playable set, in addition to its value as a display model!
Together with the upcoming LEGO Pickup Truck, the second half of 2021 is going to be an absolute blast (or pain!) for lovers of Creator Expert Cars!
The LEGO10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van will be available from 1 August 2021 from LEGO stores and on LEGO.com.
Check out more photos in the gallery below!
What do you think of the T2 Volkswagen Camper Van? Will it make your LEGO wishlist for 2021?
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