Young or old, we all love a project, and there are few more satisfying than assembling an automotive LEGO® set. If you’re a car lover, which presumably you are if you’re reading this, it’s something that grabbed you as a kid and never let go. Ditto for LEGO lovers. Take a look at these cars from LEGO TECHNIC and DUPLO to get pulses racing for builders of all ages.Advertisement - Page continues below
Ever look at one of the world’s fastest production cars and think “I could build that”? Perhaps not, but this 3,599-piece beast is well worth the time. Developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles SAS, the model captures the magic of the iconic supercar with its gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tyres, detailed brake discs and W16 engine with moving pistons. Open the door and you’ll find a detailed cockpit, featuring a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift. The real touch of class comes when you insert the top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position. It really is almost like having a Chiron yourself (so you can spend that spare £2.4m on something else).
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Still want to build a supercar but don’t have as much time on your hands? This 579-piece project is a worthy challenge, and the fruits of your labour appear that little bit sooner. Developed in partnership with Chevrolet, this cool replica of the fastest and most powerful Corvette to date comes with an authentic orange and black colour scheme and an array of realistic details, including a large rear wing, four tailpipes and black spoked rims with low-profile tyres. Aside from manoeuvrable steering and visible V8 engine, there’s also a little Brucey bonus, as you can rebuild this exclusive 2-in-1 model to create a powerful Hot Rod.Advertisement - Page continues below
Porsche 911 RSR
The icons just keep on coming, and this time it’s a bona fide legend of endurance racing. Explore the timeless engineering and craftsmanship from one of the world’s leading car manufacturers. This LEGO Technic replica model really captures the powerful contours of the 911 RSR, designed for endurance motor racing. Unsurprisingly, it’s the little details that really make it. On the outside, there’s a rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, an extended rear diffuser and special side mirrors. The cockpit is a masterclass in micro-gadgetry, including a radar screen, working steering and a track map of Laguna Seca circuit. Independent suspension and a six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons cap off this mechanical miracle of a model. Once you’ve finished building it, it will be like a member of the family.
If you’re looking for something for actual children rather than adult-sized children, the super-rugged Getaway Truck is a solid bet. This tough LEGO Technic monster truck model features extra-wide rims with huge chunky tyres, two large side-mounted exhaust pipes, a heavy-duty front bumper and a red, black and grey colour scheme with flame stickers for a real bad-guy look.
Uh oh, the rebels appear to have attracted some attention. Perfect for multi-kid playtime, you can outrun the bad guys with the super-fast Police Pursuit vehicle. This robust LEGO Technic police car features a classic blue, white and black colour scheme, as well as red and blue warning beacons for when there’s no option but to stick on the blues and twos. It’s not just a pretty face either, with an aerodynamic front bumper, large rear spoiler and wide black rims with low profile tyres for ultimate grip. Activate the powerful pull-back motor to experience this vehicle's amazing power and acceleration.
My First Car Creations
Perfect for preschoolers, this LEGO® DUPLO® set can help them build a helicopter, taxi, garbage and fire truck, or mix up all the bricks to create endless easy-to-build car creations. Knowing kids’ imaginations, they’ll probably invent a vehicle that doesn’t even exist yet, so make sure you get Elon Musk on speed dial just in case. Activities like this nurture their motor skills in more ways than one, and the DUPLO bricks are specially designed to be fun and safe for small hands.Advertisement - Page continues below