Lego’s newest edition to its portfolio of cars is a summertime classic – a Volkswagen T2 Camper Van complete with a pop-top roof with tent, surfboard and lawn chairs.
“The new Lego Volkswagen T2 Camper Van is based on its namesake of the late 1960s and 1970s and succeeds the much-loved previous Lego Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, adding may new features in the process,” Lego says in its news release.
A bit larger than Lego’s previous T1 Camper, the new T2 van wears a new bright blue color, has a sliding door and the trademark T2 wraparound Baywindow windscreen.
The camper features a detailed interior with opening cabinets, fridge, sink and gas stove with a teapot resting on top. There’s also a folding bench seat.
A sticker set with retro decals and a choice of German or US number plates is included.
“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,” Lego designer Sven Franic is quoted.
“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.”
The kit comprises 2,207 pieces and the completed vehicle measures 6-inches tall, 5.5-inches wide and 13.5 inches long.
This VW T2 Camper Van will be available for purchase from Lego stores or LEGO.com on August 1 for $179.99.