Citroën 2CV Charleston – kit from LEGO® bricks


This set contains the original LEGO® bricks for a model of the Citroën 2CV Charleston in one of three colour variants. Instructions not included. You can find them in Peter Blackert‘s book How to Build Brick Cars.

Further information about the prototype and the model follows below.

Warning! Choking hazard due to small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.


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Spacious, manageable and economical – appearance doesn’t matter. That’s what the requirements of the Citroën director were for a new vehicle in 1934. The designer subsequently succeeded in delivering on them, also in terms of appearance.

When the Citroën 2CV was finally introduced in 1948, the initial plans had been revised and improved. Nevertheless, the trade press was not impressed. A Dutch journalist even dared to compare it to an ugly duck. But the triumph of the minimalist anti-status symbol was unstoppable.

Over five million “sardine tins”, as they were dubbed in English, rolled off the assembly line from 1949 to 1990 as a saloon or delivery vehicle. Even special models, which should keep up one’s interest in the vehicle type, were well received. A particularly beautiful special model of the sardine tin, which was popular far beyond France, was the Citroën 2CV Charleston. 8,000 copies of it were produced in 1980; it shone with elegant black and wine-red paint and houndstooth-patterned seats, in the style of the 1920s. The black and yellow version came in 1982, which was replaced by the black and grey variant a year later.

Number of original LEGO® bricks: 250

Measurements of the model: 14.3 x 6 x 6.6

Scale of the model: approx. 1:28

Difficulty level: beginner

Additional information

Weight 0.145 kg

Black and red, Black and yellow, Black and grey


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