Saturday, November 12, 2011

LEGO 10220 -- Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

Just released by Lego in October, when I saw this I knew I had to get it for my collection. This is one of the most amazing Lego kits yet -- at least I think so. If you want one you had better act fast, as this is fast becoming a collectors item amongst VW fans.

Although the kit contains over 1300 pieces, and takes two manuals to build, it is a fairly easy build if you take it step by step.  However, the hardest part of building with Lego is finding the piece you need. Lego packs the pieces in clear bags -- big bags for bigger pieces, small bags for small pieces. What I did was to empty all the big bags into an empty shoe box, doing the same with the smaller bags in another empty shoe box. This made it kind of like looking for a zig saw puzzle piece when looking for a parts as called for by the instructions -- somewhat easier though.

So here are some pics of the build --

Chassis and rear bed area

Chassis, doors, sink, front seat cushion 

Build up of sides, passenger side, and front seat

Inside View from the rear ---

Doors, Windows, Curtains

Front Roof Section---

Ready for rear roof section --- removable for access 

Pop Top Unit --

Passenger side looking in

All in all it took just over thirteen hours to build this beautiful example with many working details --

This was just plain fun --- YOU GOT TO GET ONE!!!!