My custom version of the VW T1: a "road service" canvas pick-up.
About this creation
In 2011 I bought the set # 10220, I think it’s a well detailed and shaped set.
Furthermore I like vintage vehicles and especially the Bulli (even called Samba or Kombi).
I haven't bought original LEGO sets for many years and It has been a pleasure to have a new LEGO box in my hands.
Personally I prefer “working vehicles” and I wasn’t satisfied with the camper version.
I waited to build it until I had the idea to build a canvas pick-up for “road service”. So last winter I built my own version of the T1 and last week I took some pictures.
My T1 has two side doors below the load compartment; two shovels for road emergencies are mounted on the doors.
Two spare wheels, a fuel tank and a wooden box with various tools are positioned on the rack.
The plate is an italian one and the numbers are the original ones of a real T1 (I like the old Italian plate style).
Two HELLA supplemental lights are fitted on the front bumper.
A sticker with the VW Bobble Head mascot is positioned on the canvas, I love it!
How to build the ropes of the canvas is an idea of “Karwik” (I see it on his beautiful Volvo F89). I think the canvas in this way looks real.
Without the canvas, the T1 is a funny pick-up to carry "oversize" load. The floor is made of "wooden" plates.
P.S. In the next few days I'm going to share a MOC which fits perfectly with this T1...wait and see!
i love this mod of the camper it's so good that i bought another one in the hope i could find some instructions to build this but i'm having no luck so far lol...i don't suppose you could share or sell the build guide for this please ??
Incredible! This is so realistic and convincing, the best detail by far being the stiched canvas. This is a really unique "remake" of an official lego set. Not really a remake but a complete redesign with a lot of new incorporated features.