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Since the inception of Lego car sets, these fun contraptions have been a hit with many kids (and adults too if they would care to admit it). Let’s face the facts, as long as you are a car lover, this product will definitely sit well with you. Nevertheless, there are so many different models out there and with such a range of choices, there is no doubt that a little guidance here and there is needed. Our list below will help any Lego car enthusiast find not only the most perfect but also one of the best Lego car sets on the market.
The Best Lego Car Set
If you are still a big fan of Back to The Future, then this first car set will definitely strike you as one of the coolest on the market. The Lego The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set 21103 practically immerses you in the movie experience seeing as you can actually customize your car to match the movie versions, in a way you could practically step on the gas and be hurled all the way back in time! As far as Lego kits go, this is quite a realistic one as it comes with opening doors, fold-up wheels a flux capacitor, a couple of license plates, Marty’s skateboard, an extra engine as well as wheels. There is no way it will not deliver a full-on driving experience with all this.
You can actually open the gull-wing doors the same way they open with the original car, likewise, the wheels fold up in order to engage in hover mode. The same way, you can enjoy the skateboard to the fullest; all that is required is that you adequately build the model yourself. The kit comes with instructions and all the needed specs.
The car is customizable to meet the movie specs
Open gull-wing doors and foldable wheels for hover mode
Comes fitted with building specs and instructions
It also comes with Marty’s skateboard
- Weight0.32 ounces
Several build styles
Characters may not fit inside at the same time
Doors are flimsy
As far as stunt cars go, there is no doubt that this particular one stands out in more ways than one; the LEGO Technic WHACK! 42072 Building Kit is another one of the cool Lego sets on the market. With this product, which is once again brought to you by Technic, you are given the ability to build from scratch a fast car that comes with an even more powerful motor. This stunt car has such realistic features that it will be quite an immersive experience when using it.
For your further pleasure, this product can be combined with the LEGO Technic 42073 BASH in order to form a WHACK ‘N’ BASH combi crash car model, and guess what? This means there will be 2 pop out engines. The kit itself is suitable to be used by boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14, it also contains 135 pieces of pure fun.
It measures over 2 inches high, 6 inches long and 3 inches wide
Contains 135 Lego pieces
Can be combined with the LEGO Technic 42073 BASH to create a WHACK ‘N’ BASH combi crash car model
Compatible with all LEGO construction sets
- Weight10.4 ounces
Versatile and customizable
Can be difficult to build
Smaller than pictured
Wheels can fall off
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083 Race Car Building Kit and Engineering Toy is another well sought out car that Lego Technic has certainly made itself more accessible to all car lovers everywhere. Not only is it one of the best gifts you could give a car enthusiast, but it is also a perfect tool for all the future engineers out there. This is one of those adult Lego sets that is altogether suitable for kids and it comes with 3599 fun pieces with a classic duo-tone blue color scheme that all together form what is an actual faithful recreation of the real car.
This car also offers alarmingly realistic details and comes with an active rear wing, an 8-speed gearbox with paddle shift gear, a W16 engine, steering wheel as well as a luxury item in the form of a box which houses a collector’s booklet. This is one of those Lego sets that can be built together with all LEGO Technic sets and LEGO bricks.
It measures 5 inches high, 22 inches long and 9 inches wide
Comes with 3599 pieces
Fashioned after a Bugatti Chiron
Is fitted with a luxurious box packaging with a collector’s booklet.
- Weight2.2 pounds
Fun to build
Several small pieces
Instructions can be difficult to read
As far as Lego cars go, this next one’s a classic, and as such, should be paid all the respect it is due. The LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van 10220 Construction Set offers up the opportunity for users to build a classic 1962 camper van that has a handful of authentic features. This is one of those Lego kits that comes with a ‘V’ shaped color split, a ‘splittie’ safari windshield, a pop-up roof, textile curtains, a ‘boxer’ engine as well as wing mirrors. It definitely does not get as authentic as that very often. The inside of this van is not lost on the details either, as it is fitted with a front cabin bench seat, a gear stick, an angled dashboard as well as a spherical speedometer. And that is not all; it also has custom Lego features like a folding dinette table and nitty-gritty details like a painting – so, this surely cannot be put in the same category as other Lego toys.
To crown it all up, this setup is compatible with all LEGO construction sets which are meant for creative building and contains 1332 pieces altogether.
Measures 5 inches high and 11 inches long
Contains 1332 pieces
Has authentic Volkswagen details inside and outside
It is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van (1962)
- Weight3.09 pounds
Sturdy and reliable wheels
If this next car is not a classic item then nothing else is; all fans of the masked man of Gotham city will be avid fans of this Lego set. There is no doubt that the LEGO BATMAN MOVIE The Batmobile 70905 Building Kit is created for Batman enthusiasts both old and young, but it is recommended by the company to be used by boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. And just in case you were wondering, yes, this is the exact car that was featured in the Lego Batman Movie. This Lego set gives users the chance to build from the ground up Batman’s coveted crime-fighting car, with its big wheels that can be placed in different positions for various missions.
The kits itself contains 581 fun pieces as well as Batman, Robin and two Kabuki Twins figures, it also measures over 3 inches high, 11 inches long and 5 inches wide all while it is in racing mode. To crown it all up, this is one of those Lego car sets that are compatible with all LEGO construction sets which are altogether meant for creative building.
It is the car from the Lego Batman Movie
Comes with 581 pieces
Contains Batman, Robin, and two Kabuki Twins figures
Compatible with all Lego construction sets
- Weight1 pounds
Great for kids
Difficult to build
Rally driving is a fast-paced and entertaining sport, but combined with LEGO, it’s even better. This smaller version of a rally car is completely controllable by smartphone and provides hours of fun. You will need the LEGO Technic CONTROL + app to run the car after it is built. It includes a 1 XL motor and 1 L motor that allow the car to easily maneuver around quickly.
The entire kit comes with 463 individual pieces, which is a lot but they fit together easily. The LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is designed for kids 10 and up. It measures 26cm (10”) long, 10cm (3”) high and 14cm (5”) wide and looks just like any other remote-controlled car once it’s finished but it’s made out of LEGOs so it’s far cooler.
Comes with step-by-step instructions to facilitate easy building
10 + years of age
Contains 463 pieces
- Weight2.4 pounds
May ship with missing pieces
No one needs to tell you that this is one of the world’s greatest and most sought-after cars, as such there is no doubt that the LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 Construction Set is a winner when it comes to Lego sets as a whole. These Lego cars for boys and girls alike (it is recommended that they are over the age of 14) contain 1158 pieces that come together to form the iconic sports car we have all grown to know and covet. The numerous pieces of this stellar car set come together to form a sleek vehicle with some well built details, such as pop-up headlights, as well as a vented rear hatch that opens up, just like in the real car, to reveal none other than a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine.
If you think the outer part of this car has authentic features, wait till you get a whiff of the spot-on interiors featuring crafted cabled door handles, a steering wheel with the Ferrari logo as well as 2 racing car seats. The authenticity of this product knows no bounds, right underneath the hood, you will find an actual luggage compartment and tools! Once it is constructed, the car itself stands over 3 inches high, 10 inches long and 5 inches wide and is completely compatible with all LEGO construction sets meant for creative building.
Fashioned after the Ferrari F40
Contains 1158 pieces
Can be used by boys and girls over the age of 14
It is fitted with authentic pieces
- Weight2.73 pounds
Attention to detail
May ship with missing pieces
Now here is another item that is every car and car racing enthusiasts dream; the LEGO Speed Champions 6175244 Bugatti Chiron 75878 is definitely a brand that calls out to you whether you understand that full gravity of it or not. Altogether, it delivers the full racing experience, as it is one of those Lego car sets that come with fixtures like a racing driver mini-figure, a mini-figure cockpit, wheels fitted with rubber tires, a removable windshield among a wide array of iconic car parts.
It also comes fitted with 3 marker cones as well as the racing driver’s helmet accessory element. All in all, this makes the experience of using this car set as immersive as can be. Seeing as this car, as well as the car set, is coveted by people both young and old, it is no surprise that it meant for users aged 7 and above. In this case, you are almost never too young to own a Bugatti. Altogether, when it has been fully constructed, the car itself measures over an inch high, 3 inches long and 1 inch wide.
Fashioned after the Bugatti Chiron
Measures 1 inch high, 3 inches long and 1 inch wide
Suitable for users over the age of 7
Comes with a racing driver mini-figure
- Weight7 ounces
Great toy for kids
Not difficult to build
In the automobile world, this next car could more or less be considered to be a tale as old as time; the LEGO Speed Champions 6175226 Mercedes-Amg Gt3 75877 Building Kit delivers to users the closest thing to the full Mercedes experience. The manufacturers of this car set have thought of everything as this kit contains fixtures such as a Mercedes-AMG racing driver mini-figure; this alone fills you in on how race ready this product is as a whole.
All in all, this Lego race car set comes in the form of a buildable Mercedes AMG GT3 car with stellar features, some of which are wheels with actual rubber tires, yellow rims as well as black trims, a removable windshield, a removable front splitter, a rear wing that you can either adjust or detach at your convenience, as well as a whole lot of authentic Mercedes-AMG design details such as racing colors and race-graphic stickers. If this does not offer up a wholly immersive experience, then we do not know what else does. The additional accessory elements that come with this kit are a Mercedes-AMG racing driver’s helmet as well as a wrench that will definitely come in handy.
Suitable for users over the age of 7
Measures over 1 inch high, 6 inches long, and 3 inches wide while in race mode
Comes with a Mercedes-AMG racing driver mini-figure
Fashioned after the Mercedes-Amg Gt3
- Weight4.4 pounds
Good low price
May ship with a damaged box
As it has been established throughout this review, Lego Technic is a brand to contend with, as such, it is no surprise that the LEGO Technic 24 Hours Race Car is regarded as one of the cool Lego sets currently on the market. This car set is not pulling any stops when it comes to the overall authenticity of the products. It comes with a detailed V8 engine fitted with moving pistons, a set of fully functioning opening gull-wing doors, an all-around independent suspension, functioning front steering as well as high fenders. To crown it all up, it is a 2-in-1 model that can be rebuilt to produce an SUV racer. There is no doubt that this kit can altogether deliver an authentic car racing experience, the only difference is that is on a smaller scale.
You have the choice of upgrading to 8293 LEGO power functions set in the case that you want a working set of LED headlights as well as motorized gull-wing doors and engine hood. Be sure to note that this feature is not inclusive in the original package but can be purchased separately.
It measures over 3 inches high, 18 inches long and 8 inches wide (different specs for the SUV
It has an upgrade for working LED headlights, motorized gull-wing doors, and engine hood
Comes as a 2-in-1 model and can also be built like an SUV
Contains 1219 pieces
- Weight4.4 pounds
Attention to detail
Instructions can be confusing
As if it could not get any better, this stellar brand has come up with the LEGO Technic Getaway Racer 42046 Building Kit which combines all the fun of car racing with the thrill of making some sort of escape. The LEGO Technic car comes in a stunning dark-grey and black color scheme with striking flame stickers. It also contains spot-on fixtures such as a powerful motor, and a heavy-duty front bumper. Believe us when we say that it does not get as immersive as this, experience the other side of the tracks with a realistic 42047 police interceptor and in turn, activate the pull-back motor in order to secure a speedy getaway.
This is one of those Lego kits that is bent on delivering an immersive as well as a satisfying building experience and though adults may indulge as they deem it fit, it is well suited for children between the age of 7 to 14.
Comes in dark gray and black with flaming stickers on the tires
Fitted with a 42047 Police Interceptor
Suited for children between the ages of 7 and 14
Contains 170 pieces
- Weight10.2 ounces
Instructions can be difficult
Wheels don’t operate smoothly
This is yet another product for those who have a strong liking for classic cars; the LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper 10242 Construction Set offers up the opportunity for users to build a replica of the Mini Cooper Mk VII. It contains 1077 pieces and comes with perfect little fixtures such as opening doors, a hood that lifts and a detailed engine and interior within the lifted hood.
These are not the only authentic details that this car set is packed with, starting from its classic green and white color scheme to its sporty fog lights, this is a car set that is as true and precise as can be. You even have the choice of removing the roof in order to have better access to stellar interior fixtures such as a tan colored interior with patterned seats, a veneer-style dashboard, a steering wheel that turns as well as a moving gear shifter and handbrake. Anyone that knows this brand also knows that it is the perfect car for a picnic and such it is fitted with a picnic basket and blanket… it does not get more authentic than that.
It measures 4 inches high, 9 inches long and 5 inches wide
Comes fitted with a picnic blanket and basket
Contains 1077 pieces
Classic Mini cooper green and white color scheme
- Weight2.78 pounds
Challenging yet simple build
Several small pieces
Windshield can be difficult to place
The reputation of this next car definitely precedes it, much of this is thanks to the one and only 007 agent we have all come to know as James Bond. The LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 10262 Building Kit offers up the opportunity for users to build the James Bond collectible Aston Martin DB5. This is no doubt a collector’s piece and can be just what your office or home centerpiece needs. This particular model of the Aston Martin comes with a raisable bullet shield as well as a functioning ejection seat and rotating license plate.
The cool lego set contains 1295 pieces and is the car from the Goldfinger movie; no wonder it is a big hit and also ages appropriate for boys and girls above the age of 16. Once assembled, it measures over 3 inches tall, 13 inches long and 4 inches wide. Additionally, it can be used together with all other original LEGO sets meant for creative construction.
Car featured in the Goldfinger movie
Contains 1295 pieces
Fashioned after the James Bond collectible Aston Martin DB5
Appropriate for users above the age of 16
- Weight3.4 pounds
Bond, James Bond
Good, high-quality build
Great attention to detail
Just plain cool
The LEGO 75880 Speed Champions McLaren 720S Building Toy comes fully fitted with a McLaren racing driver mini-figure that makes for a more immersive experience as a whole. In addition to this, you will find that this race car kit also comes with a mini-figure cockpit, wheels with actual rubber tires as well as a range of other details that altogether make it authentic. Within this product comes a design studio with a desk that features a number of assorted elements such as a lamp, coffee mug, an original sketch and also a printed 3D mini version of the McLaren 720S itself. With all these, you are free to roleplay as a McLaren supercar designer as well as a race car driver. The car set itself has 171 pieces and is suitable to be used by kids between the ages of 7 to 14 years.
The specs of this race car when assembled are as follows, 1 inch high, 5 inches long and 1 inch deep. The design desk measures over 1 inch high, 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep
Comes with a McLaren race driver/designer mini-figure
Contains 171 pieces
Suitable for use by kids between 7-14 years old
Comes fitted with a design studio
- Weight3.52 ounces
Good, low price
Smaller than pictured
There is nothing that can make you quite as nostalgic as this ‘oldie but goodie’; the LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle 10252 Construction Set does not only offer up a good time, it also throws in some experiences for those who are fans of cars with character. With this kit, you have the opportunity to build one of the most popular cars in the world and to crown it all up, it is ridden with authentic 1960’ details. As such, if you are in the market for an altogether challenging and rewarding experience, this is the Lego kit to invest in.
It contains numerous wonderful fittings that not only make building it an immersive experience but also help to recreate real life Beetle characteristics. Needless to say, this is a Lego kits for adults as it is suited for users over the age of 16. Among the 1167 pieces of this stellar Lego kit, there are distinct parts such as curved fenders, hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals, trunk and doors, opening hood, surfer accessories among many others. The car itself, when it is all put together, stands 5 inches tall and is 4 inches wide and to crown it all up, this set is compatible with all LEGO construction sets which are fashioned for creative building.
Comes with step by step instructions to facilitate easy building
It is fashioned in the likeness of the Volkswagen Beetle
Comes with authentic 1960 details
Contains 1167 pieces
- Weight3.5 pounds
Our Top Pick
There is no doubt that the LEGO The DeLorean Time Machine Building Set does not only deliver as a toy or a collectible, but it is altogether an experience that every Back to The Future fan would appreciate greatly. The fact that it comes with Doc and Marty mini-figures makes it even more of an immersive experience. The DeLorean itself has opening gull-wing doors, the infamous flux capacitor, a time travel display and even comes fitted with Marty’s skateboard. In order to help you build this, there is a step by step manual, so fret not, you can have all the fun you want to with this delectable piece that is no doubt one of the best Lego car sets out there.