LEGO just unveiled their newest model for the iconic 1960s Volkswagen Beetle. Designers attempted to create a Beetle about eight years, but the concept lacked the rounded curves for which the Beetle is known. This time, LEGO improved on that first model by incorporating "special features and elements" to really nail that classic, bulbous look.
The blue LEGO VW Beetle has a surfing theme, and comes with a surfboard, red and white cooler, and a striped cloth beach towel. The cooler is even equipped with a few beverages. The LEGO Creator Expert kit includes 1,167 pieces to create a model car that, when the surfboard and cooler are attached to the top via a roof rack, is 11 inches high, 10 inches long, and four inches wide. It’s sure to charm fans of the “Bug.”
The model recreates classic features of the VW Beetle, such as the curved fenders, VW logo, and “authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.” The engine is located in the trunk, while a spare tire and fuel tank are under the hood. Unique hubcaps, a flat windshield, “wing-mounted turn signals,” and circular headlights complete the look. The doors, trunk, and hood can all open.
The interior is beige, with seats that can tilt in the front and the back. Behind the rear seats is a storage space perfect for the beach towel. A dashboard and steering wheel add to the sentimental look. The model includes fun little details like beachy bumper stickers on the rearview windows and four different license plate options.
LEGO recommends the kit for builders 16 and older. It will be availabe this August and will cost $99.99. According to LEGO’s press release, “This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.”
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