Amazon’s discounted the 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van down to the price it should have been sold at from the beginning, $99.99, down from $119.99.
These sales are killing me. I have a feeling there is more yet to come.
As soon as we got proper pictures of this set, I knew I wanted it … and as soon as it became available, I ordered it (in the process getting some money off and a free Atlantis set).
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Marshall Matlock wrote in to let us know of a nice little video he posted on his blog page. It shows a time lapse video of him building the 10220 Camper Van set. Over 1,800 photographs were taken and compressed down to 24 frames per second for a video that is a little over a minute and a half long. Kind of a nice way to see how the build goes if you haven’t built this set for yourself yet.
I got word yesterday that the incredible microbus set 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van will go on sale today through LEGO Shop@Home for the North American market. In addition to the set seeing an early release up from October 1, Shop@Home is also offering free shipping once again now through the end of the month for US and Canada. Free shipping applies to orders of $75 or more, which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re just getting this set: 10220 is priced at $119.99.
For you European fans, you’ll have to wait four more days before you can order it. It’s scheduled to go on sale on September 27th.
I got an email from Shop@Home earlier today asking to correct a mistake they had in their press release. The actual US price for 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van is $119.99, NOT $99.99 as previously reported. The pricing error is for the US price only; all other market prices are unchanged.
The Bad News: The price just went up by $20 bucks.
The Good News: It’s the same great model.
I admit, the price is a little harder to swallow but if I had to choose this or picking up the fourth Falcon, I’d easily pick the Camper Van. Besides, what else am I gonna surprise my wife with this Christmas?
Thanks to forum member Arkov for the reminder.
LEGO Shop@Home sent out assets and an official press release for their upcoming exclusive, 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. It looks like a great companion set to their 10187 Volkswagen Beetle set from a few years back, even if they’re not the same scale. Priced at $99.99, the T1 has 1,322 pieces and will be available for sale beginning of October 2011. Oh, how I wish it was available this Tuesday. Full press release below after more pictures and their making-of video.
10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van
Ages 16+. 1,322 pieces.
US $99.99 CA $129.99 DE 99.99 € UK 79.99 £ DK 799 DKK
This authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. Every iconic feature is here! On the outside, the terrific detailing includes ‘V’ shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening ‘splittie’ safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more! The detailing is equally impressive on the inside, from the authentic VW air-cooled flat four cylinder boxer engine, front cabin bench seat, gear stick, angled dashboard and iconic spherical speedometer, to custom LEGO® features like folding rear bench seat, folding dinette table, closet with mirror and even a painting!
• Features 11 windows, authentic plaid-print textile curtains and wing mirror!
• Rear door opens to reveal detailed engine!
• Interior also features rear bench seat that transforms into a bed, ‘Make LEGO Models, Not War’ T-shirt and rear shelf with plant!
• Measures 11.8″ (30cm) long and 5.5″ (14cm) high!
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
October 2011 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:
US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111