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Celebrating Lego’s top six finest automotive creations

By Tim Robson, 20 Feb 2019 Car News

Celebrating Lego’s top six finest automotive creations

A life-sized Volkswagen Kombi is just the tip of the plastic brick automotive iceberg. Here’s six of the best Lego car creations from the last couple of years.

If you saw our story about the full-sized VW Kombi made from Lego, you'll love this gallery of amazing Lego car creation. Some are life-sized, some are smaller, but all of them are pretty cool.

Lego Toyota AE86

Lego is famous for tapping into its fan base for free ideas for inspiration – and if your model is good enough, it’ll actually produce it.

The Initial D Toyota AE86 is the stuff of legend, and it could soon be yours, if Lego decides to make it happen.

 

Lego Renault F1 car

We’ve all built little open-wheel racing cars from the ubiquitous plastic blocks… but there hasn’t been a full-sized Formula One car. Until now, that is. This is a proper, full-sized Renault F1 car that’s been built with around 600,000 bricks around a steel frame. It’s even got pukka Pirelli slicks on it, as well as a real steering wheel.

Called the Renault F1 Team X Lego, it went up for auction earlier this month, selling for a nick over A$100,000. All monies raised went to UNICEF France.

 

Lego Bugatti Chiron

Lego revealed a 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Chiron you could build at home last August. Now Lego’s taken it to the next level. It then revealed a 1:1 version of the French hypercar which it had built using more than 1 million Lego Technic pieces, 2304 of which are Lego’s little electric motors.

It weighs much less than a real Chiron at just 1500kg, but it is only able to hit 20km/h. That’s significantly slower than a real Chiron, which claims a top speed of 420km/h with a limiter.

 

Lego Ford Barra Sprint engine

Part of a trio of Ford motors built by a Melbourne fan, this is the Barra Sprint version. It’s the most complex of the three, according to its maker, with working overhead cams and wiring.

They cost about $150 in parts and 40 hours in time, according to its makers.

 

Lego McLaren 720s

If you, like us, can’t afford anything McLaren-badged other than a tee shirt, then look away… you can’t afford this life-sized 720S, either.

Built from 280,000 small, painful-to-step-on bricks for the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and to celebrate the Speed Champions set, the Macca was built by a professional Lego team. Yes, you read that right. Looking at it from a cost point of view, the Lego version would cost around $33,000, versus the $490,000 real thing.

 

 

Lego Stratos

This isn’t a bespoke kit as such, but it’s still pretty damn amazing. If you’ve already built the Lego version of Porsche’s awesome 911 GT3 – a 2700-piece masterpiece in itself – all you need to do is buy a $30 instruction sheet from a company called Rebrickable, along with a single additional part if you want reverse gear, and the Stratos is within reach.

The doors will work, while the engine and gearbox function, too. Love it!

 

Got a fave Lego car? Let us know in the comments below!