Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
Trabant 601
  • SKU: BAM-825

Trabant 601

€129,00
DESCRIPTION

Important stuff:

  • For all lime and magenta coloured parts in the instructions, you can use ANY COLOUR, since they won’t be visible in the final assembly. Might just save you a few bucks!
  • I did my utmost best to keep any errors or inconsistencies out of my instructions. Still, if you stumble upon any mistake, please let me know!
  • Your feedback is much appreciated! If you want to share your experience or suggestion, you can contact me at legostalgie@gmail.com or on Instagram under @legostalgie.


The Trabant is perhaps the most iconic car (and product in general!) of the whole eastern bloc. When I was little, I found an abandoned wreck of a Trabant in the middle of a field close to our house, and I went there often to ‘examine’ what a car looked like from the inside. Although the Trabi has been on the receiving end of a lot of jokes and ridicule - often, it is referred to as ‘the worst car ever built’ - the Trabi gave people some independance in a time and place where independence wasn’t a common good as it is nowadays, and it certainly deserves appreciation for that! And then there was that sound, that smell and that smoke… unforgettable!

I decided to build the Trabant in its most rudimentary form - as a sedan (it was also available as a station wagon, called the Universal) in white. The original ‘Trabant-white’ wasn’t as shiny and white as the colour used by Lego, so I have placed my model in a sunny window hoping it will become faded - for once, the yellowing character of white Lego bricks would be a welcome thing! Some considerations:

  • Apart from white, this model is buildable in light blueish grey too.
  • When attaching the taillights (step 57), make sure you align them perfectly in a vertical position, otherwhise the boot won’t close smoothly later.
  • When attaching the rear bumper to the main model (step 83), make sure you attach it offset by half a stud in respect to the brackets that hold it - that way the bumper will be centered.