The LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van is perhaps one of the most iconic (and longest-running) LEGO Creator Expert sets. It ran for almost a decade before being discontinued in late 2020. And now, a successor has been announced to take its place: the LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van.
The Volkswagen T2 Camper Van is larger than its predecessor: it has almost 900 more pieces and is around 5cm longer. Naturally, it has a much higher price tag to go with its new dimensions: when it releases on 1st August, it will cost £149.99. In comparison, the previous VW Camper Van had a RRP of £84.99. Here’s the original Camper Van if you need a refresher.
Thanks to having a different shape and a different colour, though, the two models do look independent of each other; this isn’t simply a re-release – it’s based on a different version of VW’s iconic camper. The two LEGO sets will look incredible side-by-side if you already happen to have the other in your collection.
It features working steering, a pop-up roof and a full interior. Inside you’ll find a kitchenette, a seating area and a table. There are also two fold-out deckchairs and a surfboard to be displayed outside. There’s a sliding door to access the interior, and the roof can be lifted off for better access too.
Going by the pictures, it seems the set comes with a range of stickers that can be used to decorate the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van to give it that true ‘hippie’ vibe.
LEGO 10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van will be available to purchase from 1st August priced at £149.99. It’ll be exclusive to LEGO stores and LEGO.com. Keep on scrolling to see more pictures.