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yes a full size lego volkswagen camper van t2 exists

Yes, a full-size Lego Volkswagen Camper Van T2 exists

400,000 bricks, six weeks and two dudes have made one of the most beautiful looking icons in Lego bricks

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Christopher Ng

22 Feb 2019

Ah yes, Lego. It is the stuff that makes real what were once a fantasy. It is incredible that with the right amount of pegged bricks, a whole lot of skill and imagination the size of the Milky Way (the galaxy, not the chocolate), you can build anything to full-scale. 

Proof, as if you need it, is in the full-scale Ferrari F1 car and more recently, the Bugatti Chiron. And just when you thought that only fast cars get the full-scale treatment, here’s the Volkswagen Camper Van T2 made entirely out of Lego.

The planning and construction of the van came down to two men, one Rene Hoffmeister and colleague Pascal Lenhard. Hoffmeister is a certified Lego model maker, one of only twelve in the world. This dynamic duo only had six weeks, inclusive of day and night shifts, to construct the van just so it could be displayed at the trade fair in Munich, which is actually happening now till Sunday. 

In spite of the meticulous planning using 3D images and the precise calculation of the number of bricks needed to complete the construction, 20,000 transparent bricks for the windows vanished, and supplies stopped coming. They managed to finish the Camper Van T2 using 400,000 bricks. 

The finished van weighs 700kg; measures over 5,000mm long, 1,900mm wide and 2,000mm tall. Or, 3,000mm with the Westfalia roof popped open. Apart from the roof, the other details and features of the completed van blow minds, which includes sliding doors, a washbasin, toothbrushes and toothpaste, a stove and a spider with its web!

Although none of the additional features doesn’t work, you can still appreciate the Lego Volkswagen Camper Van T2 as a beautiful piece of art that inspires the spirit of road-tripping.

Contributed by CT