Ten years ago, LEGO gave the world a buildable model of one of the most endearing vehicle of all time, the 1962 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. Ten years on, there is another 1962 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van toy. This time, its from LEGO’s competitor, Playmobil.

Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

For the first time, the Bulli is available as Playmobil vehicle, a 1:18 scale representation of an actual vehicle, known as “Henrik the Red,” straight from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers (VWNO) in Hannover, Germany.

In other words, this 25 cm (9.8 inches) long version looks and “functions” like the real-deal, boasting details like the iconographic V-shaped front end with red and white color separation, red VW logo, rounded roof, split windshield, removable roof rack with suitcases, and authentic interior.

Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

The Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus has a removable roof for a bird’s eye view of the well-kitted out interior that includes a folding table, benches in true 60s check pattern that can be converted to a bed for two, and a sink with refrigerator.

Meanwhile, shelf for food as well as a hinged shelf and mirror can be found on the inside of the opening doors. Each Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus playset comes with Playmobil figures. The great outdoor and beaches are not included.

Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

If you are down, the Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus playset can be had for US$49.99.

In the event that you prefer to venture to the countryside with the ‘Playmo Bulli’, you can actually do so for real in an actual 1962 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus.

Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

All you need is money to hire one from VWNO, which offering VW campers for hire. Obviously, this is only possible if you are in Germany or Europe. You can surf by VWNO website to learn more about what Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimers has to offer.

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Playmobil 70176 Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

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