Now Lego have built a full size VW Camper. But can we do better…
Following on from our story about the Lego F1 car here, two expert Lego builders have now crafted a life-sized Volkswagen camper van using 400,000 bricks.
Unveiled at the f.re.e leisure and travel fair in Munich, the impressive model reportedly took just six weeks to build.
Rene Hoffmeister, one of 12 people in the world recognised as a Lego Certified Professional, and friend Pascal Lenhard teamed up to craft the 700kg T2 Bulli.
The pair produced a 3D imaging construction plan in advance to help them complete the impressive project – although it wasn’t without its issues. Faced with a shortage of transparent bricks late in the venture, the creators were forced to ‘work’ night shifts to present the model at the fair.
It’s fair to say the final project turned out impressively though. It’s more than five metres long, 1.9m wide and even features a pop-up roof that takes the overall height to above three metres. Inside the van, there’s also an array of fittings crafted from the brick-building system.
While this project wasn’t officially sanctioned by Lego, the Danish toy company is known to take on similar feats. Last year, it created a life-sized Bugatti Chiron using more than a million elements from its Technic range of components – with the model even driveable to a top speed of ‘over’ 12mph.
This has got us thinking. At this years London Motor & Tech Show kidz zone, dedicated to kids and big kids alike, we’re already planning a construction area and we’re wondering if there might be anyone out there who fancies trying to build a full sized London Bus…. oh and maybe a million red bricks?
Anyone who fancies taking on a building feat at the show should drop us a line !