Thursday, February 21, 2019
There's Now a Full-Sized Volkswagen T2 Camper Van Made of LEGO Bricks
Using 400,000 Lego bricks, two experienced Lego model makers have built what is probably the world’s biggest camper made out of Lego bricks. The full-sized Lego T2 (aka Kombi aka Hippie Van) weighs 700 kilograms.
The detailed sculpture was made by Rene Hoffmeister, one of only 12 officially certified Lego model makers in the world, together with colleague Pascal Lenhard. They built the T2 camper van, inclusive of the pop-up roof in only 6 weeks.
Using 3D programs, the duo had produced a construction plan in advance. From that they were able to calculate, for instance, the precise number of bricks required. The rigidity of the side walls and windows were another particular aspect that had to be accurately calculated in order to ensure lasting stability.
The Lego camper van measures over 5 meters in length, 1.9 meters in width and close to 2 meters in height; in fact, the popped-up roof projects no less than 3.0 meters up towards the sky.