10252 VW Beetle will be available to purchase from shop.LEGO.com tomorrow and we are on schedule to publish our review of it in the morning.
The 1167-piece set comes with no less than 327 parts in dark azure, which is about 30% of them. Many have not appeared in that colour before. There is also one brand new piece in the set that's worth taking a look at, because I'm sure it will be very useful and this won't be its last appearance. It's the 1/4 circle piece used for the fenders/wheel arches.
Its design ID is 24599 and official name is 1/4 ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/CUT OUT. In Dark Azur (sic) the part number is 6152112.
As its name suggests its dimensions are 5x5 so when four are used together the resultant circle is 10x10. A 6x6 circle plate fits exactly in the centre.
The profile of the curve matches those of similar parts exactly, such as 6215 Brick 2X3 W. Arch as shown below. On the Beetle the wheel arches are made wider by using part 6091 Brick W. Arch 1X1X1 1/3, which is new in dark azure, between a pair of them.
There have been 1/4 arches before, such as 87599 Arch Brick 6X6X2, but I have a feeling this one will prove to be more useful and versatile once it appears in other colours.
I hope that has whet your appetite for our review of the Beetle: check back tomorrow morning to find out if it's the set for you.