A completely rebuilt new version of my 4-wide VW T1 Camper Van, getting closer to the big 10220 Camper
About this creation
After seeing Isaac's and Hot Rod's 4-wide VW busses with opening doors I was heavily inspired to add an interior to my Camper, too. I started building an interior with LDD some weeks ago, but I hadn't found the time to order the missing parts until last week.
I got the last missing parts last week and immediately started building the new version.
I almost had to rebuild it completely to make place for the interior, so this is my version 3.0:
A little change on the front: I moved the headlights 1/2 stud higher, but I had to let go the cheese wedges for that.
I rearranged the side windows and added a mirror on the left side. The rear end didn't change much, I only replaced the two 1x2/2x2 brackets by one of the newer 1x2/2x4 brackets.
On the right side I added opening doors just like Isaac and Hot Rod did on their vans. I kept the roll bars for the windows on the opening doors.
The roof pieces for the open and closed pop up roof didn't change.
And now my favourite part: The interior
The rear seats and the table can be folded for the night. There wasn't enough space under the windows to fold down the table. It can be folded up, instead.
Doors and pop up roof closed.
And the doors opened again
A look inside
And a closer look
Family picture: The 4-wide Camper and the "Big Brother" 10220
LEGO Nils likes the Camper, too
And then, even before I got time to post the photos, I made V3.1. I realized that the colour scheme looked better on the previous model. So I changed the plates under the side windows back from white to red.
I think it really looks better this way. The mirror now is red, too.
As I didn't have the red hinge plate for the table I had to think about how to replace it. What I had was a double "open O" holder in red and a rigid 3mm tube in black. I think it looks even better than the other version.
And this is how it looks with the table folded up.
Credits: Please take a look at the 4-wide T1 models built by Isaac, Hot Rod, Dylan, Klingus and Ben and you'll find one or another detail I used on this model.
So this is V3.1 of my 4-wide VW T1 Camper Van. I hope you like it :-))
A nice little surprise in the morning (June 25, 2012) :-))
Quoting Andrey Arefiev Andrey Arefiev
hi Nils O.
interior is perfect but exterior is meh. ...
I don't agree with that ;-)) I really like the exterior of the T1, too. It's the result of a very long design process with a lot of changes and improvements (http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/321404#t1c). And even 5 years later I'm still satisfied with the result. Since then I haven't changed anything but the VW sign on the T1, which is now the printed tile from the 10252 Beetle model. Your T1 looks very cool, too, but I'll stay with my design. Your Ecto-1, by the way, is awesome. I still have it on my to do list, but it won't be easy to build a good one which doesn't look like a copy of your one.
You sir, are the master of 4-wides. I've been sitting here for the last few minutes trying to fault this model - but I can't, plain and simple. Fantastic build, it's great to see how you constantly change your design in the pursuit of perfection. :)
Austin, Isaac, Chinchilla, Eric, Noah, Raven, Larry, T. Lars, Leo, Thomas, David, Marcus, Somi, Gabor, Elk Guard, Iain, Locutus, Allan and Vince: Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you like it :-)) From 0 to Top 3 in one day - Yeah! :-))
Wow Nils! This is fantastic! The interior is the best. You made a very good miniature work there. But I think, it is difficult to close or open the doors, because the diagonal of them is longer, than 2 studs. Is it true? But it's great work! :)
Fantastic. I absolutely agree with Master Shifu Leo. It is as refined as it can get and looks sturdy and highly playable at the same time.
Surely the best T1 camper at this scale that I have ever seen. You've done an awesome job, mate!