Release Date: January 2016
No. of pieces: 250
Build Time: 35 Minutes approx.
Pack up the gear; it’s time to go camping!
Get ready for vacation time! Pack up the grill and food and remember the dog’s bone. Bring the coffee maker and drive to the campground in your van, hauling your caravan. Set up the caravan and get ready for fun! Summer camping is great in LEGO® City!
It’s the weekend and you fancy a trip to the woods for some family camping – why not bring the dog, too! As you load up the caravan with you coffee machine, and draping red bed, make sure you don’t forget the barbecue and the all important sausages!
If, like us, you enjoy building up your LEGO vehicles collection, then no collection would be complete without a caravan. The last caravan set (4435) came out in 2013, and this set definitely builds on it with an improved van, barbecue and the inclusion of the family dog!
There is some really nice attention to detail here – especially when you open up the caravan itself to reveal the sloping bed and coffee machine. One you remove the locking brick piece at the top, you can open the caravan with a swing-out motion to reveal the interior.
The van is bigger the one supplied in the previous set, and sports the ‘LEGO City‘ branded sticker on the front. You can remove the roof to place or take out the mini-figures, or to simply give that summer, ‘top-down’ feel.
Another nice touch is the barbecue, which is comprised of 10 pieces (12 including the sausages). It’s a small point, but we love how the sausages rest neatly between the grooves of the barbecue griddle.
The build was very enjoyable, and it was incredibly satisfying to snap the van and caravan together with the connective brick to finish off the whole aesthetic. The coffee machine – which is only comprised of 4 bricks was so simple but yet recognisable – it’s honestly one of our favourite accessories in this set! 🙂 There are 3 mini-figures included; a man, a woman and a dog (with bone accessory), and we totally haven’t named ours already. Honest!
Retailing at just £17.99, we have yet another fantastic value for money set that will be a welcomed addition to any fan’s automotive LEGO collection!