The classic Volkswagen Beetle is the latest classic car to get the official treatment
Due to the continued popularity of Lego’s interesting model car kits, the latest model to get the blocky transformation is the classic 1960s VW Beetle – complete with surf boards and beach towel.
The model, while not as complex as some, contains 1167 pieces and is recommended for children of 16+ years old. It’s surprisingly detailed, featuring Azure blue bodywork, a beige interior and a fully detailed flat-four air-cooled engine. The extra accessories, such as the surfboard and the cooler box can be removed.
That’s not all either. The car comes with a choice of four licence plate stickers, and white steel wheels complete with hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted indicators and opening bonnet, boot and doors. Within the front luggage compartment there is a spare wheel and fuel tank. Once it is complete, the model measures almost 30cm in length, and 15cm in height.
Although Lego has long built its own interpretations of cars, but the Danish toy manufacturer has more recently turned its attention to building more accurate and officially licenced cars. Two recent examples that have really captured the public’s imagination include the Ferrari F40, and the much more technical Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
With an on-sale date of 1 August, the Beetle is set to cost £69.99 in the UK, and around $99 in the USA.