- fans of volkswagen's legendary vans, as well as people looking for something more spacious in an electric vehicle, have been eagerly awaiting the release of vw's 2024 id.buzz microbus.
- while waiting, there's always the idea of building this '60s-nostalgic t2 camper van kit, to be released by lego on august 1.
- the kit has more than 2000 pieces and features a wraparound front windshield, a sliding door, a pop-up roof with a tent, and a pair of folding chairs.
fans of the vw microbus—whether for its practical shape, its status as a sixties and seventies hippie icon, or its quirky personality—may already own a lego version—the t1 camper van kit (see below), released several years ago. now it's joined by this t2 kit, representing the second generation of the van, which goes on sale on august 1. it ought to be a hit among fans of the legendary microbus. after all, they still have about two years to wait before they finally see the automaker's id.buzz electric van out on the market.
this set has a lot of the same combination of fun and practicality that was the hallmark of the actual t2. it has working steering, a wraparound windshield, and a folding rear bench seat. the curtains are fabric. in the kitchen area, the cabinets and refrigerator open, and there's a sink and a gas stove with a teakettle on top. there's a popup roof with tent. accessories include folding chairs and a surfboard. the stickers are 1970s period-specific, right down to the stick-on "love" letters, and you can choose a license plate from either germany or the u.s.
when assembled, the lego t2 is 13.5 inches long, 5.5 inches wide, and 6.0 inches high, a good size for a desk or home-office ornament. it will cost $179.99 and can be ordered at lego.com.