Lego madness – Volkswagen T1 Camper Van
I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day, but when I do, I do it epically.
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I’ve been going slightly crazy over Lego’s Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set. Beautiful pictures, fun reviews and a gorgeous stop-frame video of the set made it quite impossible to resist. Valentine’s Day was round the corner, so the boy took the chance to pull a surprise.
Best surprise ever.
We spent most part of Valentine’s night arranging the pieces so we could take a shot of how impressive and intricate this set was. Halfway through, we realised that wasn’t such a smart move. But we had gone too far.
1,334 pieces ole!
I was distracted by the weird (and cute) shapes the pieces came in. Like this Teletubby piece.
The Pac Men.
Sort-of TLR cameras.
The oven (okay this was the actual oven piece for the set’s interior, not a building piece. Still, it’s pretty neat).
The sort-of armchair.
Some of the pieces for the interior of the camper were also really cute, like this potted plant.
The reclining armchair (not just one, but two!). Yes, they really recline! You can even turn one into a bed.
The windows that come with customised fabric pieces as curtains.
And the camper engine (yes, it comes with an engine!).
We spent the rest of the night building,
and finally caved in at 2.30am, saving some fun for the next day.
Bright and early the day after, with Lego for breakfast.
Not as organised this time round,
with many (fun) distractions along the way.
Planted our plant,
set up the chill-out corner,
paused to take the customary bird’s eye view,
and put up the curtains.
Hung up the painting (with the set designer’s initials),
and put the T-shirt on display.
And the camper’s finally taking shape.
Time for the pop-up roof (and some distractions).
Just a moment to focus on the dog…
And back to normal programming.
The very intricate roof design was impressive, with customised fabric to wrap around the gears.
Time for the wheels (and they turn too!).
And after a night and a day’s work, the camper’s done!
Some spare parts left behind.
It’s gorgeous, and also probably the closest to a Volkswagen T1 I’ll ever get.
Lego, the best thing ever.
Happy Source: Lego + Volkswagen