Here are a few build and finishing touches pictures.
My brother Andre' and I finished the first book of instructions in probably 4 hours or maybe a little less. I finished up the rest of it in about the same time yesterday. I left the wheels for Aiden because he was wanting to put them ever since the chassis started to look like something he could recognize was a car. He's crazy about Legos...but these were a little small for him to help out with.
I'll have to take some detail pics later or tomorrow of the finished product.
Here are a couple photos of what my brother built for me in the past that I mentioned earlier...and yes...I have a cleft in my chin - another reason for the goatee.
The beetle was done in 2002..before anyone had any kits out.
I know that this is an old thread, but I just got here and I have to say that this is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!
And I have seen those huge life size Lego animals and things in Danish department stores. But, man those little Lego Beetles take it all! I have got to find one (or two, or three...) to build! We are taking our daughter to Legoland sometime next summer, before she turns 3 (2 and under get in free!) and hopefully can find one there.