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Two LEGO Master Builders used 400,000 LEGO to Create Full-Size Volkswagen Camper with Retro Interior

Two LEGO Master Builders used 400,000 LEGO to Create Full-Size Volkswagen Camper with Retro Interior

The statue made its debut at the f.re.e Travel and Leisure Fair in Germany

LEGOS are pretty amazing. These intricate little toys have captured the imagination of children around the world and have been used to create some truly stunning pieces of art. High level builders are known as Master Makers or Master Builders and are often tasked with building elaborate pieces for public display at stores, conventions, and other places.

 

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A pair of Master Makers named Rene Hoffmeister and Pascal Lenhard built a full-size Volkswagen camper with perfectly replicated interior as an homage to the classic vehicle's design. The vehicle, which was originally designed in the 1950s as the second Volkswagen design following the famous Beetle. The vehicle came to symbolize the postwar "On The Road" culture and the builders replicated the vibe with toothbrushes, a hot plate, radio, sink, dishes, and a folding table all made of LEGO pieces. It took 6 weeks to create a full-size replica of the Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi from 400,000 LEGO pieces.

Beyond the plastic accoutrements, the replica is structurally impressive, too. The car, which stretches 16.4 feet long and weighs in at 1,543 pounds, includes a sliding door like the original and working lights.

 

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