Friday, 26 September 2014

LEGO T1 Splitscreen Camper Van set 10220

On the day it was released we bought the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van set 10220 and it is a fabulous set. It is huge, it's too big for LEGO minifigures, but perfect for the old Technic people. With 1332 pieces and costing £79.99 it's only a mid-range model pricewise, yet the work and design devotion that's gone into this vehicle is astounding. As such it's an incredibly fiddly build, and the suggested age range is a mature 16+.

LEGO T1 Splitscreen Camper Van set 10220

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Splitscreen Campervan set 10220

The attention to detail is amazing. Right down to the petrol filler next to the rear air vents, the engine including alternator belt in the engine bay....

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Splitscreen Campervan set 10220 engine bay

The bench seat, super long gear stick and authentic dashboard with no flat areas...

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 dashboard and gearstick

The drop down table and 'rock and roll' bed which actually works better than they seem to in real life - when you've had a couple of beverages and you're shattered and there are 3 bags of clothes and some small children in the way....

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 table and chairs

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 drop down table and seating

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 rock and roll bed
 
LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review

And the 'pop top' roof, plus genuine 60's roof rack - only missing the vintage 'Coke' cool box...

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review roof rack and pop top

Not to mention the 'barn doors' with attached cupboards, and terrific curtains...

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review roof rack and pop top and barn doors

The rear wardrobe has a t-shirt hanging up which is visible through the window (spot on).

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review rear wardrobe with t-shirt

There are so many other details it would be ridiculous to carry on listing them.

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review interior

 LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review interior

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review interior

One of the most beautiful parts of the build though is the front of the van. The front windscreen glass opens outwards as a real Splitscreen van does, the wing mirror is perfectly and ridiculously small, and the swooping V is beautifully done.

LEGO T1  Volkswagen Split screen Campervan set 10220 review front of van

This is a model I never tire of looking at, and my children love it when we bring it down for them to have a play. There are so many moving and interesting parts, the design is absolutely fabulous. The Volkswagen T1 Camper Van offers exceptional value for money in my opinion, and is my all-time favourite LEGO model.

I could be biased though, I met my partner because we both had VW campers....

The LEGO T1 Splitscreen Camper Van set 10220 retails at £79.99 and is available from LEGO shops and LEGO.com at that price with free delivery and VIP points that add up for free LEGO, or you can buy it on ebay for more.

If that's beyond your price range or ability then I've also reviewed the LEGO City Camper 60057, which is a much smaller and more child-friendly model.

8 comments:

  1. Everything was awesome! That look fabulous! You made me want to get one for myself!

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    1. It is awesome, it's my favourite LEGO model because it's so awesome :)

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  2. See now that's real LEGO passion, right here in this review. I love that you as a family have something you're all interested in. Zeke will be building this in twelve months time lol x

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    1. I love you Karen. And yeah, it's good that we have something that we can all be passionate about xxx

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  3. Whenever I see this model somewhere I think of you guys. It really is a wonderful set.

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    1. I don't know if tha'ts a good or a bad thing! :) xxx

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  4. I think that is the most grown up LEGO set I have ever seen - it must have been made for you!

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    1. It is a grown up set really, and as soon as we knew it was on it's way we got excited. I totally agree it was meant for us :) xx

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