Lego will pay tribute to the Volkswagen Westfalia camper with a new kit that goes on sale in October. The model is based on a 1962 Volkswagen Bus with the sought-after pop-top camper option. The interior even features a sink and dinette, along with the all important bench seat-cum-double bed.

Lego's hippie hooptie features the classic tri-color V paint scheme up front, a lava lamp inside, and a "Make LEGO models not war" T-shirt hanging in the window. In back, there's even a replica of the the van's flat four engine wedged between the rear axle and the floor.

According to the model's designer, the hardest thing was translating the VW's curves to brick form, but it looks like they got as close as possible, given the medium. Hop the jump to check out a video of Lego's assembly-required homage to the Volkswagen Bus. Brick builders can pick it up for $99.99 when it hits U.S. toy shelves.



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      tump
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it. I'm in for one for my work desk.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always preferred the T3 Vanagons over the original designs... unfortunately they never get as much play whenever VW does something van related. I'm still awaiting a modern successor (don't think the Buli is quite it).
      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why?
      SnoopyManiac
      • 3 Years Ago
      Loaded instantly for me. Skip to -3:40, When he actually starts showing the model's details.
      omegaslast
      • 3 Years Ago
      this video is taking forever to load... if companies dont feel like paying for good servers then just host it on youtube
        cpt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @omegaslast
        worked perfectly for me...
      TwinTurbo3oooGT
      • 3 Years Ago
      ill take the lego polezia lamborghini gallardo thanks.
        jonwil2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TwinTurbo3oooGT
        The Lamborghini police car is a GREAT set (I own one). I wish I had been able to get the yellow Lamborghini also. As for this new set, it looks good but to expensive for me :(
      addicott
      • 3 Years Ago
      VW nerd alert. It's a real shame Lego couldn't have done some research on the pop top. Had they done so they would know it wasn't introduced until late 1963
      jtran8424
      • 3 Years Ago
      My cousin had a Bug about 40 years ago, and then it was a budget priced car...now its "moving on up" to a more luxury priced model.............what happened???