Starting tomorrow, LEGO VIP members can now get their hands on LEGO’s latest offering that celebrates one of the most iconic vehicles of all time: the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252). Ahead of its public offering, Stephen gives us a tour on the finer details of this set which comes at 1,167 predominantly dark azure pieces. If you missed out on the hi-resolution, close up images of the 10252 from our last month’s report, you might want to check out its photos right here.
Watch the video below highlighting Stephen’s review of the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle including some of its nice play features.
The dark azure color motif of the 10252 is visually appealing, complemented by its nicely detailed interior and exquisitely curved design. Highly popular in the 60s, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon for the surf-loving crowd. LEGO recreates that nostalgic feeling of the great surfin’ life back in the day as accentuated by its accessories such as a cooler with all of the nice contents inside, a beach towel, and a yellow and white surf board.
Other than its play features, the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle also boasts of a unique LEGO element which is introduced for the first time in this set. As pointed out by Brickset, this brand new piece is a ¼ circle piece used for the Beetle’s fenders and wheel arches. It has an official name of ¼ ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/ CUT OUT and comes in a dark azure color. Take a look at the photo below courtesy of Brickset.
Other than this new element, 10252 is also one of those rare LEGO sets that use a predominantly dark azure color scheme. In fact, as much as 30% of the set is made up of this color, as pointed out by Mike Psiaki – the designer behind 10252. The current LEGO rendition of the Volkswagen is also much different from an earlier version back in 2008 with the LEGO Volkswagen 10187. The previous version was a little rough and jagged in its design unlike the more recent take of 10252 that features a Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) approach in building, giving it a smoother, sleeker, more curvaceous look. Just compare these pictures below, with the 10252 on the right, and its older cousin the 10187 on the left.
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