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Volkswagen teamed up with the f.re.e. travel convention in Munich, Germany to create a life-sized replica of the iconic Type 2 Westfalia Camper Van using 400,000 LEGO bricks. Brick masters Rene Hoffmeister and Pascal Lenhard spent 6-weeks building this 1,543-pound creation that measures 16-feet long. They used 3D programs to generate a construction plan in advance to determine the approximate amount of bricks required. but construction came to a standstill once they had to order the 20,000 transparent bricks needed for the windows. Read more for additional pictures, a making of video series and additional information.
“Six weeks construction time. Two LEGO model builders. 400.000 LEGO bricks. See how the biggest camper van was built out of LEGO bricks. The two certified LEGO model builders Rene and Pascal have built a VW T2a “Bulli” in original size for their biggest project so far,” according to the project page.