Lego and Volkswagen are working together on a nostalgic T2 camper van kit
Lego and Volkswagen have teamed up again to deliver another brick-built, nostalgic model of a classic VW vehicle: this time it’s the T2 Camper from the 1970s.
Previous Lego x Volkswagen kits include the original 1962 VW T1 Camper kit released in 2011 and the 1960s VW Beetle kit that debuted in 2016 and currently has a permanent home in my living room. The latest kit is based on the equally iconic second generation VW Camper Van Type 2, which was sold in the US and Europe in the late 1960s and 1970s and has many of the coolest features of its real-world counterpart.
The plastic model has a sliding side door and a plastic windshield that mimics the wraparound bay window design of the T2. Inside is a fully modeled kitchen with a tiny refrigerator, sink, and hinged cupboards. There is even a small teapot for the gas stove. The rear seats can be folded down and the steering works. Based on the photos, this is thanks to the suspension and steering parts taken from some of Lego’s more advanced Technics kits.
The T2 kit is also about 2 “longer than the T1 kit, measures 13.5” from the spare wheel at the nose to the rear bumper, is 5.5 “wide, 6” high, and long. The kit consists of 2,207 parts – including a brand new brick color for the exterior paint job – and a sticker pack with German and US license plates and a selection of hippie-dipping retro graphics. I’ll probably go without a sticker most of the time, for a clean build, for mine.
The Lego Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (kit number 10279) is aimed at builders 18 and over and should arrive in stores and on Lego.com from August 1st for $ 180.