Octan Ultimate RC Drift Kombi

A iconic VW model of yesteryear, the Kombi ranks only after the VW Beetle and the most memorable and distinctive vehilce from the makers of the German 'People's Car.


I have been hankering to build a miniland Kombi ever since the first grainy spy images of the official Lego set emerged. I should have gotten off to a quicker start though, with no less than three VW vans in Flickr LUGNuts 4th anniversary challenge. Most of the VW vans have been dedicated to the challenge theme - 'Autos Aus Deutschland' - true here too, but I have choosen the theme - 'Octan Racing' for this model.


Yes, Ralph has a green and white Kombie also, so I knew it would take something a little extra to get credit. This is found under the model in the form of the Lego RC rollerskate. This component fits this model scale perfectly, and so here I present the Octan Racing Ultimate RC Drift Kombi Van.


The model is styled to the theme of the original Type 2 Van, though I may need to work on the roof pillar spacing. You may also not the over-large windows and skylight, though these features are to assist in maintaining line-of-sight from the RC sender unit.


My speed-crazy children now have a new favourite lego car, one which can drive itself into the kitchen cupboard, and off the kitchen table.


Thanks Geoff, for driving into (and spilling my coffee) at work.

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Taken on November 6, 2011