Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO® Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue colour scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-coloured, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.
1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
Choose from four different license plate stickers to customize your model.
Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
Check out the awesome brick-built details!
Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
This set includes over 1,000 LEGO® pieces
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+.
VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 5” (15cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
Rated 5 out of
Another Great Creator VehicleBack in June, one of the employee at the Lego store informed me that this was coming out soon. Then some time later, I saw that this was coming soon on August 1st. Ever since, I kept my eye on it and BOOM! it was on sale for VIP members. I picked this up right away and built this in no-time-flat... well maybe 3~4 hours while watching some TV.
This was a simple build. All the bags were numbered #1~#3. It included some brand new pieces that I have never seen like the wheel arches. Lego did a great job improving the old VW Beetle set with this one. Awesome techniques were used to create the body curves and functional hood/trunk areas. It was definitely a great addition to my Lego vehicle collection.
Only thing I still don't like are the stickers, although this set didn't have many. Specially the window ones. Once you put them on, you better hope you don't make a mistake like putting them on slightly oblique. Instruction booklet was bent and the edge where the pages were glued were wrinkled. With my OCD, things like that bothers me so, please, don't mind me LOL. Even with that said, the set was well worth it.
Great job Lego. Keep 'em coming! (Can we get a smaller Porsche GT3RS? *wink*)
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of
HerbieI love Herbie, so I did almost the same thing, I did with Mini Cooper and build a Herbie LEGO Beetle, and a Scarlett version as well
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of
Great set, worth every pennyThe Lego Beetle is a must have for any Lego collector. At £69.99 it's got great value for money (unlike other sets *cough* new Death Star *cough*) and also has great play value, being able to hold at least 4 minifigures with ease.
It's brick built design and attention to detail provides a great building experience, with very little repetition, it's a truly enjoyable set to build, and an equally great set for display or play. There's also some customization options, such as different number plates to choose from, as well as some stickers that can go on either the bumper, or windows, and if you don't like stickers, they don't really detract from the look if you decide to leave them off.
It's impressively accurate to the original, Lego went as far as to create new pieces for this set, which really help capture the feel of the ever popular, and very familiar design of the Volkswagen Beetle.
My only gripes are with the surfboard and beach mat. This is only a tiny nitpick, but I'll include it anyway. The beach mat has nothing to hold it, so when it's rolled up, no matter how hard you try, it'll always unroll slightly in the back of the car, leaving it a little untidy. The other, slightly bigger gripe, is with the way the surfboard is held onto the roof, whereas the cooler box next to it is held on by jumper studs, the surfboard is simply held on by 2 rubber pieces pushing it against a rail, this means that it is quite difficult to get to sit flat, and can also come loose during play.
Overall, I can't recommend this set enough.
Great brick built design.
Amazing attention to detail
Accurate to real life model
Offers some levels of customization
Great play value
Relatively low price
Beach mat can unroll slightly
Surfboard has nothing to hold it on properly
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of
ChallengingThis is the third vehicle I have completed. I had a couple of senior moments when putting it together. The spare tire gave me some issues as I did not realize that the wheels, not tires, were different sizes. The spare tire did not fit and I took apart the whole front end of the VW as I thought I had made a mistake. Half way through rebuilding when I discovered that the wheel was a different size. lol. All in all it was a fun build and challenged this old brain at times! Which, for me, is part of the reason I love these Legos...to keep my senior brain active!
This is a quality product and I would recommend it!