I first saw this in a Lego catalogue and didn't see any interest in this set and ignored it, I am only 17 at the time of reviewing this and had no interest in Volkswagen in any way, after 2 years since its release it really grabbed my attention after seeing reviews and the LEGO designer video. I purchased it ahead of the other 2013 exclusive sets.
This is a must have set for every Volkswagen fan and for people who grew up in the 60's. This is an impressive recreation of the iconic Volkswagen Camper Van from the 1960's, this is an iconic and popular LEGO set as its one of LEGO's best seller.
This set contains four unique pieces: Tr. Yellow Plate 1X1 W/Tooth, Pc used as interior lights in the Camper Van. Curtain Vw "No. 1" is a brand new element used as 6 curtains in the Camper Van. Bright Orange Pop Up Roof is another brand new element used for the Pop-Top. Brick Yellow Frame F. Train Window 1X2X3 only appears in this set in this colour.
This set does not include any minifigures. This set is not intended for play and is only a display set with features like the actual Camper Van.
This set is not really made to play, it does have features like: opening doors (4), Opening engine door which reveals the realistic engine design, opening rear window, opening safari windows, the iconic "V" front with the Volkswagen logo, front and rear licence plates, Gas tank, front and rear lights, Pop-Top, luggage rack, fold down table, seats can be changed into a bed, sink, lava lamp, plant, photo, "Make LEGO Models Not War" t-shirt, drivers area details.
This set contains fifteen unnumbered bags. The two instruction booklets are thick which come in a cardboard sleeve to keep them straight with the stickers.
The build is very enjoyable and not too repetitive starting at the bottom and working your way up, the stickers where the only down side to the build which stressed me out. The build is very study when complete.
Value for Money:
This retails for £79.99 in the UK and contains 1334 pieces. Volkswagen fans will really appreciate this model, however people who are not familiar may not be drawn to this set other than it is a bright vehicle which stands out from other Lego models on my shelve. It delivers a different build experience, compared to your average set as its aimed towards adults.
Volkswagen is iconic and can be recognised all over the world as this will be a fine addition to your collection and will make a great collector’s item.
This set is available at Lego Stores and http://shop.lego.com/ and other selected retailers.
The box is very classic and 60's style, with snapshots of features on the Camper Van.
This will do very well as a long term potential as for adults who are from the Volkswagen Community.
Yes, this It is a great collector’s item and display piece with minor flaws like:
Pop-Top is uneven, gaps in some areas, the stickers were a real pain and could have been printed, grill lines are suppose to be inside the van, engine door sticks out, small kitchen needs to be bigger, no turning axle (Even the wheel doesn't move) It could of have brick built luggage.
Final Analysis/ Conclusion:
Overall this set it is a must have set for every Volkswagen fan. If you’re a Lego collector of cars this will also be a unique and it will stand out from other Lego cars of this scale. This set has four unique pieces. Is it worth the money: for “Volkswagen” fans is a must buy. This set is a best seller so get you hands on it when you can.
I have built many of times large lego models and by far this has been the best model I have built. The detail in making the Volkswagen was outstanding the detail designer but lots of hard work and hours to get this looking exactly the same as a real camper van. The curtains had to be my favourite idea surprised to see that they aren't stickers! For £80 I must say that this is well worth the money and they building is ever so fun! Does take a few hours but it keeps your mind on the roll of what your building and where it's going next! I loved this and wish lego did a few more of these type builds maybe a caravan or a trailer for this camper van model!!
My son ABSOLUTELY loves his Tinker Toys set. He plays with it just about every day for at least a 1/2 hour each time. That's saying a lot, because he's 4 and has the attention span of a, well, 4 year-old. The toys seem indestructible. He builds cars and sends them down the staircase and races them all over the house. Great product!
My kids absolutely love the TinkerToy Vehicles Building Set and have played for hours and hours with it. I like the new bendable rods. Those would have been cool to have as a kid, and I am glad my kids get to play with them now.
-Product sample received to facilitate review, all opinions are my own.-
I always love Tinkertoys as a child, but hated that the wooden sticks would always break leaving them useless. And so I was so happy to see that K'NEX had put a modern twist on this classic toy and dramatically improved it's performance. My girls absolutely loved that they could build their creations by snapping the pieces together and then they would STAY together so they could actually play with the items they had built. They were driving truck and flying helicopters all over my living room. The bendy rods were also a unique touch that allowed for even more imaginative play. I am so glad to see my kids enjoying a timeless classic that requires them to play with their imagination instead of with batteries. Way to go K'NEX!
These lego books are great for my 3 year old son. Seems simple but its great to see how excited he gets that he can build this stuff on his own just from me reading and him looking at the pictures.
My two year old son is fascinated with cars, planes, and loves a good book. This set comes with enough pieces to build a car and a plane, and a book that tells a story to go along with them.
He loved the fact that the car and plane are IN the book, and you can build them outside of the book. The sizes in the book are real life, so you can hold them up next to the pictures. "Toy is in the book" he said. He's still a bit too young to actually assemble the pieces, so I had to help. But you could see him making connections in his head!
In all, this was a great set. We may have to get more in this series.