The iconic Volkswagen Beetle has finally been released with "Lego Creator Volkswagen Beetle."
The Lego Creator series is geared more toward teenagers or adult collectors and after the huge popularity of their brick build Volkswagen van they have now released their version of the VW Beetle.
This is a 1,167 piece set so will keep your occupied for a fair few hours building it. Once assembled it will be a great show piece and if you do want to have a play around of it there is plenty of different features that you can open, close and inspect. You could even go one further and build a whole beach style diorama around it.
Lego have rated it appropriate for ages 16+ but I know from personal experience that boys of a younger age [and probably girls] who have grown up building Lego sets will be most likely able to build this set. This one of course isn't just for the kids; adults will also love building this classic VW with its surf vibe. Building these sets is also a fun activity for the whole family.
The sheer attention to detail that has gone into this kit is what sold it for us. From the trunk of the car that opens up to reveal a miniature 4 cylinder air cooled engine, to the front and back seats that fully tilt. You can open the doors to see inside the car or remove the entire roof.
It comes with a lot of additional little touches like a detachable cooler and surf board that you can put on the roof. It also has different number plates and a little beach towel. The hood of the car opens to reveal a spare tire, remember the VW is back to front with the engine at the rear.
This is a great value and beautiful looking set. I think the only addition that could have been made to it would be a surf dude mini-figure and a bikinied beauty to go with it.
This is a big set and it has so much detail that it certainly worth the price tag. Quite often some of these Lego Creator Sets become collectors' items and rise in value, so it might even become an investment. Make sure you keep the box and instructions.
The designers at Lego should be proud of this release and any Lego collector will love this classic 60's car. The VW beetle is an iconic vehicle and Lego have captured its appeal perfectly. Any teenager or adult who enjoys building kits or has an interest in classic cars will appreciate the Lego Creator Volkswagen Beetle as a gift.
1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features:
VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 5" (15cm) high, 11" (29cm) long and 4" (11cm) wide