here is my first review. More pictures and less words because my english isn't very well.
In my childhood I collect VW modelcars in 1/43 scale. I had them all: Polo G40, Corrado VR6 and many busses. My dreamcars are still the T1 Samba and T3 Caravelle Carat. Over the years my collection moved to some boxes and now they are all gone.
But now with the Lego T1 Camper Van a good looking model - in a larger scale - came back to my living (room)! I wanted it, but not to the release date. But my wife couldn't wait for it. Now here it is
Set Name: VW T1 Camper Van
Set Number: 10220
Release year: 2011
Price: 99,99 Euro
Really heavy and feels mostly filled
All the bags are unnumbered.
Have I told that I don't linke stickers? Okay, there arn't many. But when they don't glued exactly it doesn't look nice. And this happens often (to me).
Sample page from the instructions
The Building of the Van
The engine: Well designed. Looks like the Prototype
The Chassis: The mounting for the flor
First Bodyworks: It suggest what a huge model it is
The Interieur at the first level is finished
The Drivers cabine and the mounting of the front
More Interieur. I like the T-Shirt
Bodyworks almost finished
Mounted Pop Top
Last Parts for the front
Done! A view thru the open doors.
Legos alms - The extra parts
My wife was build this model. Her first big Set. It tooks about 5 hours to build. I must say that she is really a Rookie and she made some small breaks.
There arn't many tricky passages. Here comment was "That looks so awesome!" and "Thats soooo cool!". So I can say that the model is very good.
Design: 9/10 - Really well designed.
Build: 8/10 - Some Sections are a bit tricky like the Pop Top when combining the Top on the mechanism with the fabric in there and some connections have a little stabilize problem.
Parts: 8/10 - Don't ask me for speacial parts and colors... I mean that the most parts are very common.
Price: 10/10 - IMHO a very good price for a Set with more than 1300 pieces
Summary: 35/40 => 88%! I love it! It is a very good looking car and it is very close looking to the prototype. If you are a Bulli-Fan you MUST have it. It isn't a toy (some fragile parts like the roof at the front and the fabric at the Pop Top) - so there isn't any swooshability, biut it is really WOW.
I hope that you will have so much fun while building like my wife.
Figures not included in Set 10220! :-P
Edited by SONIC883, 10 October 2011 - 10:23 AM.