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Customizing the VW camper Van 10220
I plan on picking up a VW Camper Van set. But being me I'm going to want to change it's colour to something custom. It would be awesome if some bricklink sellers offered 10220 'customisation kits' which would basically be a set of the red outer bricks in the set from Lego, but in different and cool colours (assuming there are no special bricks in this part of the set).
This would save me (and others) a lot of time and hassle searching for all the parts from a myriad of sellers, and paying multiple shipping costs. I'd pay a premium — an extra cost over the bricks themselves — to save myself this hassle. What does everyone — especially bricklink sellers — think of this idea?
I can imagine an awesome version in Maersk blue (or similar), or bright orange. Looking forward to the set being released, I hope it makes it's way to Malaysia.
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Might have to get a little creative to find some solutions, but it'd be neat to see!
How are you guys getting the parts list before it's released?
Or are you seeing some tricky pieces from the photos?
After getting most of the blue bricks from our stash we still had to source extra pieces from pick a brick and bricklink. Three small design changes (hopefully not very obvious) and we have finished.
Anyone else completed this in another colour?<img
Lime green, yellow or orange would have been cool.
I used to own one in the new bright turquoise colour you can now get in the freinds sets .. hmmm I wonder ....
On the "to do" list for me, is a convertible 10187.
If you want a challenge, try making it into the 1970s version :)
Quite a few substitutions, obviously, but all the doors open.
I don't have the official set yet and didn't resort to bricklink, so there are no curtains in there or fabric in the roof.
I only have 2 of the correct wheels on it at the moment, so will BL some of those.
For the doors, I didn't use hinge bricks, since they're not available in sand green, so I used some black hinge plates in the black plate layer that separates the sand green from the white.
The doors open smoothly and are easily supported by the hinge plates.
The model's not quite right in a few places, but it's good enough.
The colour scheme definitely suits this model.
Think of all the lovely new part/colour combinations :-)
And early bays too, not just splittys.
(scroll down for the better ones)
^^ That red and black 23 window Samba is just a classic.
Looks like we are starting a Lego VW fan club here.
I just bought a 8487 Flo's V8 Cafe just for the Bus (Fillmore?) Looking for a good deal on the Duplo version now...
I've not been in there for around a year!
Took a few pics this afternoon and uploaded them.
At some point, I need to swap out some pieces, since there's some colour inconsistency.
A link to one of the photos is:
The others should be easy to find from there.
I've just modified those louvres, so that I can quickly switch between the look in the pictures and a pair of 1x2 grille tiles mounted on a couple of 2x2 plates.
From old look to new, I just slide a block out, remove the 1x2 plate with door rail from the van, replacing with a plain 1x2 plate and then slide in the grille block.
Takes about 30 seconds to do both sides.
Just need to wait for more types of bricks to come out. For this reason alone I can't wait til the next friends release.
At the moment, macaroni availability is my starting point, which rules out a lot of colours, so I need to experiment with an alternative technique.
Unfortunately, even when macaronis are available, some other features are tricky due to a lack of other parts. I'm still thinking about dark green.
Green or yellow would be fairly easy though.
I hope the pieces become available at some point. they seem to be largely curved pieces such as the 3x3 rounded corner plate and 2x2 rounded brick (macaroni piece) that are an issue...mostly.