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Vintage VW camper van, but made of Lego blocks


Life-size vehicles made of Lego blocks seem to be all the rage these days. The latest example comes from Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division which contracted Rene Hoffmeister to re-create a vintage T2 Bulli camping van that will be unveiled this week at the f.re.e leisure fair in Munich, Germany.

According to VW, Hoffmeister is one of only 12 officially certified Lego model makers in the world. 

Legos, Vintage VW camper van, but made of Lego blocks, ClassicCars.com Journal

Hoffmeister and his colleague, Pascal Lenhard, used around 400,000 Lego blocks for the build, which took six weeks. The Lego version of the camper van, which was produced from 1967-71, weighs 700 kilos (nearly 1,500 pounds).

The van is complete with a pop-up roof. 

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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