Volkswagen T2 Camper Van Coming Soon

I received a press release from the LEGO® Group this morning and my first thought was: “Isn’t this already a thing?” Then I took a closer look, and I stand corrected. It is similar to something that is already thing 😉. This morning, the LEGO® Group officially announced the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van is coming soon… not to be confused with the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van that retired in November 2020.

The official press release shares the following:

The new LEGO® Volkswagen T2 Camper Van is based on its namesake of the late 1960s and 1970s and succeeds the much-loved previous LEGO® Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, adding many new features in the process. The new set is larger than before and distinguished by a new paint colour, a sliding door, as well as the trademark T2 wraparound bay window front windscreen and a new yet instantly recognisable ‘face.’

Under the hood, the set also features working steering. The LEGO® Volkswagen T2 Camper Van’s detailed camping interior is also fully equipped for the open road, with opening cabinets, fridge, sink and a gas stove with a teapot. Days at the beach are suitably catered for, as the set comes with a set of folding chairs and of course a surfboard, while a folding rear bench seat provides a comfortable place to stay under starry skies.

Volkswagen T2 Camper Van coming soon.
Photo used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

SET SPECIFICS:

  • NAME: Volkswagen T2 Camper Van
  • SET #: 10279
  • THEME: Creator Expert (18+)
  • COST: $249.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 2207
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2021
  • COST/BRICK: $0.113 (very good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: N/A
Volkswagen T2 Camper Van coming soon
Photo used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

On first glance, the T2 van looks similar to the previous T1, only a different color. However, closer examination reveals a number of differences. I won’t go through all the visible differences, suffice to say there are a lot. Looking at the set details though, the old camper cost $129.99 CAD and included 1331 bricks ($0.097/brick). This new camper costs $120 more and has 876 more bricks. Additionally, the new model is physically larger. With that said, the value is a little worse. That is not to say it is bad by any means, just not as good as its predecessor. What are your thoughts on the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van coming from the LEGO® Group? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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