There has never been any shortage of vehicles across the LEGO ranges and 2016 brings a whole new model to the LEGO Creator Expert range. The LEGO Volkswagen Beetle 10252 Set brings the classic VW car to life with more than 1000 LEGO pieces, some great colored bricks and lots of fun details and accessories. There are the more basic elements, such as the bright blue and beige bricks that make up the exterior and interior this classic car, but there are lots of other tiny details that finish the car off nicely, such as the round VW logo, the retro wing mirrors and the interchangeable license plate.
There are plenty of fiddly building instructions with this precise set, but it is also a lot of fun.
Like all good LEGO models, this building set is out to tell a story in addition to offering a fun building project. This isn’t a pristine classic car to keep in a garage. This is family car that is ready to head to the seaside. The car has a rack on the roof that hold a striped surfboard and a cooler box. These items can be removed with ease once your minifigure family reach the shore for some creative play. The cooler contains glasses and there is also a beach towel hidden in the storage space beneath the back seat. There is also a spare tyre beneath the hood of the car. Players can only assume that this is there for practical purposes rather than decoration.
There are lots of moving parts and internal features with this Creator Expert series VW LEGO Set, such as the realistic engine and tilting seats, and there are plenty of carefully made parts that fit together to create this iconic shape. The curved, azure bricks provide that unmistakeable shape, the updated windsheild design adds a retro feel and there is attention to detail in the hubcaps, steering wheel and headlights. With so much to consider, it is no surprise that this is rated as one of LEGO’s 16+ models in addition to being an Expert model
This model may be a little complicated for younger children to try and build – and the reference of the car may go over their heads a little more – but the LEGO Volkswagen Beetle 10252 Set is definitely well-suited to older teens and keen collectors that want a vehicle-based project with a difference. It is challenging, attractive, playful and lots of fun to build.