The sight of this Volkswagen T1 Camper Van LEGO set will surely capture the hearts of both young and old, male or female.
It is based on the first generation Volkswagen Van nick named the splitty for the two panel windows at the front windscreen.
In fact, this was the set that caught my eye when I saw it in a mailer. I had to buy it, after which also led to many more LEGO purchases subsequently.
Heres a video by the designer of the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van LEGO set introducing it.
This set has openable doors and pop top roof. It is highly detailed and also features a folding bed/ seats just like the real deal. There is also the front split windscreen windows that open outwards like a top hung window. These are also features of the original van known as the safari windows.
The completed build is larger than the normal minifigures. It is not minifig scale so you can’t pose the minifigures with the Volkswagen Camper van. As such, this set does not come with any minifigures.
This is not the first Volkswagen set designed by LEGO. They have a now discontinued Volkswagen Beetle 10187 which is very rare and highly sought after now.
If you like vintage planes, check out the Sopwith Camel 10226 which is about the same scale as the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van 10220.
Year Released: 2011
Retail Price: $119.99