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    Thread: LEGO Group in Deal With Volkswagen

    1. 11-04-2007 12:19 PM #1

      BILLUND, Denmark—Suddenly last summer, there they were in Billund. Two experts from the Volkswagen car manufacturer – seated at a conference table in Idea House.
      In their hands they held a beetle. The Beetle. The one* and* only Beetle. Their own “Volkswagen Type I” – known all over the world under a host of local names: Beetle, Käfer, Boble, Coccinelle and many more. And now it was being carefully studied – in LEGO bricks.
      Sitting by them – watching intently – was a LEGO designer. For Steen Sig Andersen, this was the culmination of months of development work.
      This summer, two VW employees visited Billund. And next summer, the car (the small one) will hit the market, targeting the adult fans.
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      11-04-2007 12:59 PM #2
      Sweet!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      11-04-2007 01:36 PM #3
      THIS IS THE GREATEST THING TO HAPPEN IN MY LIFE IN ALONG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I ****ING LOVE LEGOS
      (yea i'm still a kid at heart)
      NEK....PISS OFF

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      11-04-2007 01:42 PM #4
      wawa weeewaa

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      11-04-2007 01:58 PM #5
      VW definitely needs to spend more time and money on this venture.

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      11-04-2007 02:53 PM #6
      Yes! This will give me an excuse to buy LEGO's again! Looks like VW has learned from Ferrari and their licensed stuff like the F1 sets.
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    7. 11-04-2007 02:59 PM #7
      It takes over a year to come up with a small Beetle lego?!?

    8. 11-04-2007 03:09 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by jettaivglxvr6 »
      It takes over a year to come up with a small Beetle lego?!?

      Yes, it does. From the concept stage, to getting the proper legal bits in place for both companies involved, to design and numerous revisions (which involves more legal work) to implementing production (I'm not sure if this set has exclusive LEGO elements, but if it does, entirely new injection molds will have to be designed and produced and the parts will have to be made) to finally producing enough sets to supply to retailers... yes. It takes a long time.

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      11-04-2007 03:25 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by ErikGTI »
      Yes! This will give me an excuse to buy LEGO's again! Looks like VW has learned from Ferrari and their licensed stuff like the F1 sets.

      And hopefully this is the first of many licensed products to come...
      Did I miss anywhere, are they listing the size of the completed kit?
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    10. 11-04-2007 03:43 PM #10
      The size of the completed kit (dimensions and part count) are not yet available, at least as far as my sources can divulge.

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      11-04-2007 03:58 PM #11
      Yesss.
      VW's and Lego's.
      If we could incorporate a 80's freestyle bike in there somehow, that would pretty much sum up how I spent my first 34 years on earth.
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      11-04-2007 03:58 PM #12
      NEK....PISS OFF

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    13. 11-04-2007 04:09 PM #13
      they should market a Lego VW THING, I'm sure it'd be alot easier to design when there's no curves to the car

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      11-04-2007 04:45 PM #14
      Awesome [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-04-2007 05:02 PM #15
      This is great, my two favorites together.
      Yeah a Thing would be great, maybe even a dune buggy

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      11-04-2007 05:43 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Cherise@VWvortex »
      The size of the completed kit (dimensions and part count) are not yet available, at least as far as my sources can divulge.

      is it small, medium, or large? can you divulge THAT much??
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      11-04-2007 06:32 PM #17
      Two things I love in life.. Volkswagen und Lego! Now together
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      11-04-2007 06:49 PM #18
      sweet!! now are they going to just produce the beetle or several other VW's?
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    19. 11-04-2007 08:00 PM #19
      I'd buy one if I could get it with a TDI.

    20. 11-04-2007 08:36 PM #20
      This is really cool! One of our my club members from Harsh Winters VW Club posted that this was on your site. I'm surprized to see how well the Water-Coolers are excepting the air-cooled Beetle model.
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      11-04-2007 08:38 PM #21
      you know the saying....if u build it, they will come.
      NEK....PISS OFF

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      11-04-2007 09:00 PM #22
      Wait, VW's are now shipped in individual plastic bags to be assembled by the user, then randomly lost across their parent's home?
      I forgot- and stepped on in the middle of the night during a run to the pisser?
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    23. 11-04-2007 09:24 PM #23

      That's cool and all, funny I have always seen vw's as LEGOS when it
      came to engine swaps, relatively easy to do, at least with the earlier models.

    24. 11-04-2007 11:45 PM #24
      this is going to be the start of a lego revolution haha...whats next?...cabby?...caddy?...MK1 MK2's? Lets hope they make more lego models!

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      11-04-2007 11:48 PM #25
      YES YES YES!!!!! I can't wait til this one comes out!
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