Life-Size LEGO VW T2 Bulli Camper Unveiled With Pop-Up Roof

You’re never too old to “play” with LEGO bricks, and if you think otherwise, then you have definitely missed out on some of the hottest life-size creations made over the years.

The latest one recreates the iconic Volkswagen T2 and is over 5 meters (197 in) long, 1.9 meters (75 in) wide and almost 2 meters (79 in) tall. With the roof popped up, the height increases by another meter (39 in).

Made of 400,000 LEGO bricks, the full-size T2 weighs 700 kg (1,543 lbs) and took six weeks to be created. And it was an arduous journey, recalls Rene Hoffmeister, one of 12 officially certified LEGO model makers in the world.

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“Essentially, we would have needed a nine-day week. However, as they don’t exist, the only option was night shifts.”

Everything was calculated in detail to ensure lasting stability, from the tens of thousands of transparent bricks for the windows, which were missing at first, to the rigidity of the side walls, Westfalia pop-up roof, sliding door and interior fittings.

Now that the LEGO T2 is finished, it will be on display at the F.RE.E Leisure and Travel Fair in Munich, Germany, between February 20 and 24. There, visitors can check it out in person and compare it to the real VW T2, which served as the blueprint for the model.

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  • Six_Tymes

    really dumb, unless its recyclable. the planet doesn’t need more plastic waste

    • P H

      Mimimi, go and hug a tree.

  • robotlogic

    I don’t get peoples obsession with these stupid things. Yes, they were a great idea back in the day, but that idea was very poorly executed. Not one of these every made it near 100K miles before blowing chunks or falling apart.

  • Emoto

    It’s all good until you step on it in the middle of the night. %^^&^&%%$4#[email protected]#%$^&&^@$#!#[email protected]%

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