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Best Car LEGO Set 2024


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If you're a keen builder with a passion for racing, then you're in the right place as we've compiled a list of the best car LEGO sets available right now.

We'd argue that picking up a top LEGO car kit is the perfect way of rolling your racing passion and model-making hobby into one, especially if you're looking to expand your collection of some of the best model car kits. Not only can they look great on display, but the building process should be the perfect way of keeping yourself entertained for hours.

That doesn't mean you have to build alone though because you could also put together a LEGO kit with a friend or family member to share the joys of building alongside someone else.

With that in mind, we've put together a list of top picks based on the number of pieces. the difficulty, price, and reviews to act as the ideal place to begin your search for the ultimate set to build yourself or with others.

Best car LEGO sets

  1. LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang - a great pick for beginners and pros
  2. LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR Racing Sports - a budget-friendly, excellent choice
  3. LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - a top set for beginners
  4. LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 - a more challenging option for experts
  5. LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 - best option for F1 fans
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1. LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang

Best car LEGO set overall

Pieces: 1,471
Dimensions: 3 x 13 x 5 inches
Age: 16+

The LEGO Creator Ford Mustang is undeniably one of the best car sets currently available. It caters to both experienced builders seeking a satisfying project and newcomers eager for a more engaging challenge.

What sets this model apart is the remarkable attention to detail. It boasts lifelike features like crisp white racing stripes, intricate five-spoke rims, and an impeccably replicated V8 engine, complete with an air filter and battery.

Beyond its authentic aesthetics, this set offers functionality with several movable components. You have the ability to open the trunk and doors and detach the roof panel, radio, and steering wheel.

The creative possibilities are extended even further with a range of customisable elements, including exhaust pipes, license plates, front chin and rear ducktail spoilers, and a nitrous oxide tank. These features collectively elevate the LEGO Creator Ford Mustang into a compelling choice for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR Racing Sports product image of a blue and black racing car with sponsors.
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2. LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR Racing Sports

Best budget car LEGO set

Pieces: 830
Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 4 inches
Age: 10+

If you're an avid builder and looking for a captivating project that won't break the bank, the LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR Racing Sport should definitely be on your radar.

This iconic model pays homage to the Senna GTR, McLaren's fastest track-bound production car, a rare gem with only 75 units ever built. With this LEGO set, you have the opportunity to own a piece of automotive history in the form of a meticulously designed replica.

What's particularly enticing about this set is its accessibility. Comprising just 830 pieces, it's an excellent choice for both seasoned LEGO enthusiasts and newcomers alike. So, whether you're a veteran builder or a novice looking to dive into the world of LEGO, the McLaren Senna GTR is sure to provide an enjoyable and rewarding building experience.

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3. LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Best car LEGO set for beginners

Pieces: 579
Dimensions: 3 x 11 x 4 inches
Age: 9+

Leading on from the aforementioned McLaren, this LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 looks to be the ideal starting set for new builders.

This collectible car model features a large rear wing, 4 tailpipes, black spoked rims with low-profile tires, working steering, and visible moving V8 pistons for added realism and authenticity. In addition, its 579 pieces should be the perfect amount for beginners looking to start their LEGO building hobby with something challenging but not overly difficult.

All in all, this Chevrolet Corvette looks to be a great option to consider if you're after an amazing set to get you started.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 product image of a bright green Sián model.
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4. LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

Best car LEGO set for experts

Pieces: 3,696
Dimensions: 5 x 23 x 9 inches
Age: 18+

For experienced builders seeking a challenge, the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is an ideal set to conquer. Boasting an impressive 3,696 pieces and a 1:8 ratio, it stands as one of the largest and most intricate LEGO Technic cars ever created.

The finished product is a stunning replica, complete with Lamborghini's iconic scissor doors and an eight-speed sequential gearbox controlled by functional flappy paddles. Notably, the set includes a lifelike rendition of the car's powerful V12 engine as well.

For serious LEGO enthusiasts, this Lamborghini Sián is a remarkable and rewarding kit that promises to captivate with its complexity and attention to detail.

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5. LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1

Best F1 car LEGO set

Pieces: 1,432
Dimensions: 5 x 25.5 x 10.5 inches
Age: 16+

Our final entry is the LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 set, an impressive replica of the car driven by Lando Norris and Daniel Riccardo during the thrilling 2022 season.

What sets this LEGO model apart is its dedication to accuracy. Meticulously crafted in collaboration with McLaren Racing, the designers worked closely with the team to ensure that their version of the car was developed simultaneously with the actual McLaren team for the 2022 season.

The attention to detail is astounding, featuring a V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons and functional steering, suspension, and differential for precision cornering. If you're seeking one of the best F1 models available, this LEGO Technic McLaren set is undoubtedly worth considering.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When it comes to LEGO sets, there are usually a few questions that pop up. Don't worry though because we've answered some of the most common queries right here.

How long does it take to build a LEGO car kit?

This varies depending on the difficulty and the number of pieces in your LEGO set. For example, more advanced kits, like the aforementioned Lamborghini Sián, can take days or even months depending on how much time you dedicate to it.

In fact, there are even reports that the similar Bugatti Chiron set containing 3,599 pieces can take up to 27 hours in total to finish. However, sets with fewer pieces will no doubt be a little easier and, therefore, take less time to complete.

Ultimately, there's no definitive answer as to how long it takes to build a LEGO car.

Do LEGO car sets come with extra pieces?

Yes, LEGO car sets typically come with some extra pieces. These extra pieces are included in case you lose or accidentally damage any of the pieces during the building process.

The number of extra pieces included can vary depending on the specific set, but you can typically expect to receive a few additional pieces. The extra pieces are usually small and may not be noticeable, but they can be very helpful if you need to replace a missing piece.

What happens if you're missing parts?

According to LEGO, if you're missing or have a faulty part in your set, then the company will send you the parts you need replacing.

All you have to do is select the 'Missing Bricks' link on the Bricks & Pieces section on the Customer Service site and fill out the details of what you're looking for.

What is the biggest car LEGO set?

As mentioned, the Lamborghini Sián is the biggest car LEGO set to date.

Unveiled in 2019, then later released in the summer of 2020, the model is a 1:8 replica of the car in real life so measures 60cm x 25cm x 5cm in total. As a result, the set comes with 3,696 pieces so is definitely one of the most difficult and longest LEGO cars available to build.

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