Sean Kenney: Art with LEGO bricks
1962 VW Microbus     ‹ Back to portfolio
Photo of 1962 VW Microbus
Under 6 inches long        March 14, 2003
I was inspired to build a 4-wide 1962 VW microbus, after seeing pictures of a 6-wide minibus by Sven Moritz Hein. The whole thing took about 3 hours to build, half of which was spent playing with various versions of the front.  Even though it meant I couldn't attach headlights, I finally settled on the design you'll see here.

If you like Volkswagens, also check out my other popular VW models:
- 1:20 scale VW Beetle convertible
-VW Beetles - new and old (Small scale)

Here is a side view of the Microbus. When I took these photos, I'd forgotten to use a "fender" piece (or wheelwell or mudgard or whatever you want to call it) on the front wheels. The early VW Bus had a round front wheel well, and a square rear wheel well.

Here is a lower angle.

This alternate design was the only way I could get headlights onto the facade. The real VW's headlights were much higher up, but I couldn't swing it, so I later opted to just remove them entirely and leave it up to your imagination.