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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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