This full-size replica of a VW T2 Bulli camper van took about six weeks to complete and weighs around 1,543 pounds and almost matches the dimensions of the iconic Volkswagen camper, which hit the roads between 1967 and 1971
The idea of a camper van in itself sounds enthralling considering how it is often seen as a mode of transport for long road trips filled with wonderful memories and exotic locations. Be that as it may, there is a life-sized Volkswagen camper van that has been completely built out of LEGO blocks and it is possibly one of the most jaw-dropping things we've ever come across. As amazing as it sounds, the pictures of the camper van seem even more brilliant. As reported by CNN.
And you won't be able to guess how many LEGO pieces were actually used to create this masterpiece --- around 400,000 LEGO blocks were used by LEGO builder Rene Hoffmeister - one of only 12 certified LEGO model builders worldwide.
This full-size replica of a VW T2 Bulli camper van took about six weeks to complete and weighs around 1,543 pounds and almost matches the dimensions of the iconic Volkswagen camper, which hit the roads between 1967 and 1971. And the best part, it also comes equipped with the trademark Westfalia pop-up roof. And the life-sized camper van is 197 inches long, 75 inches wide, and 118 inches tall.
Life-sized VW camper van made entirely of LEGO is painstakingly built out of 400,000 bricks (and even has working headlights and a spider by the sink!) https://t.co/P3vPdOqslf pic.twitter.com/SzPO9dJKZO— Toɴy D'Elια (@TonyDElia_) May 12, 2019
And not surprisingly enough, the amazing creation holds the world record for largest LEGO camper van ever built. "With the help of 3D programs, the two builders created a construction plan in advance, from which the exact quantity of bricks required was calculated," explained Daniel Keppler, who masterminded the project was quoted as saying by Daily Mail. "The stiffness of the side walls and windows was decisive in order to guarantee stability later."
"The first brick was set quickly, and the start went without a hitch. However, around three weeks into the project 20,000 transparent bricks for the windows of the Bulli were missing and all constructions were stopped for a short time. In spite of the exact pre-planning the two model builders got into time stress so that the missing time could only be made up by night shifts and weekend work," he added.
Hoffmeister worked really hard on the project with his friend and colleague Pascal Lenhard. The camper also comes with a kitchen unit along with a toothbrush and toothpaste set in a washbag. The LEGO model was unveiled for the first time at the German leisure and tourism fair F.re.e last week in Munich.
"For the model builders, this meant 'playing' with LEGO bricks from morning to night and on weekends. The effort was worth it. In the end, the LEGO camper van was on time. The details of the camper van are mind blowing. Even the refrigerator is filled with things of daily camper life - of course, made of LEGO."
Check out this awesome VW T2 Bulli camper van made entirely from Lego! It took two men, one of which is one of 12 Lego-certified model makers in the world, just six weeks to construct. Made with 400 000 Lego bricks, it's complete with pop-up roof, a sliding door and weighs 700kg! pic.twitter.com/0uDG083Hat— FOCUS on Transport (@FOCUSmagSA) February 27, 2019
People on Twitter have been going crazy ever since the pictures of the motorhome hit social media platforms. A Twitter user said: "A not insignificant part of having a kid would be having good reason to build some of these bad*ss LEGO sets. Look at this VW Camper Van. Amazing.[sic]"
Meanwhile, another added: "That's so cool im playing with my kids right now and i seen this they think it's so cool [sic]."