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10252-1 Volkswagen Beetle


Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle is LEGO set 10252-1. It has a score of 89. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 7 reviews, based on 11 scored reviews and 18 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 10.55% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Creator Expert.

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Average rating



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Recomended 58%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.1, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Jay's Brick Blog Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.85 / 5 → 97 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: yes 95 / 100 → 95 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

The Rambling Brick Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 89 / 100 → 89 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick

HispaBrick Magazine

FriendsBricks Recommendation: yes

Little Brick Root

New Elementary

Brickset News


Set information

Set ID: 10252-1
Name: Volkswagen Beetle
Parts: 1167

Retail price (USD):
Original: 99.99
Inflation adjusted: 106.51

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.09
Inflation adjusted: 0.1

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Jay's Brick Blog

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Jay

LEGO 10252 Volkswagen Beetle is just satisfyingly perfect, and it has everything that you could possibly want from a Creator Expert set. If you haven't previously considered this set, I would strongly recommend picking it up as it's just an absolutely brilliant and exhaustive LEGO build.

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Recommendation: meh 4.85 / 5 from 97 reviews

What is a comfort build? To me it is the level of satisfaction I got after building this model. It's not to big or to small. I was so pleased when it was completed. Looks great and you can't mistake it for anything else. Clever ideas in the building process brought a surprised smile to my face. A nice bit of kit. Comment and/or request - Since Lego has a deal with Disney is it possible to see a Herbie model? I have looked into trying to build it on my own, but, some to the parts needed are not available in white.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 97 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 95 / 100 by John

I've been hitting the large scale vehicles pretty hard lately in order to properly compare them, and this one is a must for your collection. Great parts, a fun build experience, and a beautiful end result means the collectibility of this set is through the roof. It's definitely worthwhile getting this set.

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 133 reviews

My daughter loved this set. Punch Buggies, which she likes to call them, are making a comeback and after seeing these cars all around town. This lego kit was right up her ally. She's was able to put this together with little help and it took about 4 hours but she also not 16+. This is a great set for any kid that as an affection for Legos. Thinking about buy the light kit so she really can show off her creation to her friends and family.

This score from is an aggregate of 133 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

I would definitely recommend the new Volkswagen Beetle (10252) as it is really a fun build and it lives up to the standards of the Creative Expert type of sets. Plus it'll look great sitting next to the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) if you have that set as well. The retail price of $99.99 is easily justified by the overall build.

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The Rambling Brick

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Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 by Richard

This was a really satisfying build: the techniques involved certainly make it worthy of the ‘Creator Expert' label. The shape of the Beetle is well executed through the use of SNOT techniques. It also evokes images and feelings of halcyon days gone past. At $AUD150 it is not inexpensive, but I feel it is reasonable value for money.

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Recommendation: yes 4.5 / 5 by Chris

With a satisfying and challenging build experience and a beautiful finished model that truly captures the car's unique design, 10252 Volkswagen Beetle is an absolute home run of a set. At just £69.99 in the UK, it also provides a much cheaper way of getting into the Creator Expert line than, for instance, the modular buildings. What's not to love?

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: yes 89 / 100

10252 VW Beetle was reviewed in issue 25 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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Recommendation: no 7 / 10 by Rufus

Do I like it? Yes. Do I love it? No. Would I buy it (if I didn't already have it)? Oh yes. Do I want to see more classic vehicles? Absolutely. I just wish they'd tilted that windscreen...

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The Brothers Brick

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by Andrew

Even though this set doesn't include a LEGO Scala Man named Chris wearing a turtleneck and cargo pants, it's still a pretty groovy set. For $100, you get over 1,100 pieces, including a massive amount of dark azure. In addition to great parts, a fun build, and cool play features, this is a stellar display set.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

I must say that the final result is beautiful, it is fun to build, not too many stickers, and it is worth buying two, because those azure blue parts look incredibly good on any model you want to build. Besides, the three vehicles together form a spectacular "picnic at the beach" scene…

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Recommendation: yes by Tyler

Once all the building steps were completed, the final model was even more impressive than I had anticipated it would be.

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Little Brick Root

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by Christian

The finished model is a beautiful thing. The designers have captured the classic curves and character perfectly. Those new 5×5 quarter-circles that they made for the fenders do a lot of heavy lifting there. Small details like the trim and the sideboards are lovingly rendered.

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

Awesome Dark Azure Parts bundle, so many new elements and in great quantities. A fun build with nice techniques used. A generous supply of four printed VW logo tiles – make anything into a VW! Great looking final model that will turn heads. Who cares that my Dad thought the completed model was a Citroën CV2?

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Brickset News

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by MeganL

If ever these was a perfect LEGO set then this is it. It is a very interesting build that uses all manner of techniques to render the characteristic shape of the Beetle, which is no mean feat given its curvy body. The finished model is a joy to behold and perfect for showing off: not so big that it's unwieldy and difficult to display, but large enough to be packed with authentic details. The use of dark azure, a relatively new and rare colour, is the icing on the cake.

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