It would be tough to find a car that evokes such strong feelings of retro-nostalgia as the OG Volkswagen Beetle. It’s as ’60s as hippie communes or tie-dye, and since finding one in person is a task of Herculean proportions, LEGO has decided to make it easy on all of us, releasing a painstaking recreation of the car in a new Creator set.
Comprised of 1,167 pieces, the LEGO VW Beetle comes in the classic azure-blue color scheme and is ornamented with various surfing accessories for all your beach vacation dreams left unrealized. Despite being made from bricks, the LEGO car has many of the same working functions as the auto on which it was based, such as seats that tilt forward and backward, a moving steering wheel and a trunk with a 4-cylinder engine inside. Also included is a set of license plate and VW logo stickers.
The LEGO VW Beetle is priced at $99 and will be hitting stores (including online) on August 1.
In other LEGO news, check out this video of a breathtaking recreation of the original Ghostbusters film.