Best Lego Car Sets 2021
In this article, I’m going to list and briefly review my selection of the top 12 Lego car sets that you can buy in 2021. My choice of the car Lego sets includes both more advanced and simpler Lego sets. It also features more exclusive sets like the licensed Lego Technic sports car models, as well as some basic sets. For example, in this list, I have also included the Speed Champions Lego series that is ideal for younger kids.
I have always been a Lego lover (personally, I’m a big fan of Lego Technic) and in this list, I have tried to include the best car sets from more Lego categories. The selection is based on my own personal choices.
Here we go to my reviews:
1. Lego Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 42115
This building kit was created in cooperation with Lamborghini and it is just perfect. It is made in vibrant green color with nice vivid details and I really like all the details on the model. The design of the model is elegant and sleek. The model was constructed for supercar fans who will be shocked by the superb detailing.
The building kit contains 3696 bricks, and it is an ideal set for adults. As it is a model from the Lego Technic collection, there are details like the V12 engine with moving pistons or the working eight-speed gearbox. As it is made for adults, the model helps you understand how everything works in the reality. You can see everything under the hood and learn something about the technologies used.
Furthermore, you will get the building kit in a nice box with a collector’s booklet which includes some interesting information like the behind-the-scenes interviews from the Lego and Lamborghini workers who were designing this building set.
2. Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS 42056
This building set, which was made in cooperation with Porsche manufacturer, is the perfect recreation of the best-known model of this brand – Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It is made in nice orange color with black details.
It contains 2704 particles, and it is ideal for teenagers above 16 years and for adults. As this one is part of the Lego Technic collection, you will definitely like the perfect detailing of the model like working gearbox, traditional headlights, dashboard with all details, steering wheel with gearshift paddles or the engine with moving pistons. The model is made in 1:8 scale. Also, the process of building the model gives you an insight into the real car structure and you will discover how everything works in a car like this one.
I also really like that this model has its own serial number which is in the glove compartment. This thing is not the only thing which will attract collectors. You will also get the building kit packed in a beautiful box with a special collector’s booklet which is tracing the history of all building kits made by Lego in cooperation with Porsche. And if you want to read more about this particular set and see some authentic photos of its exclusive packaging, check out my extended review of this Lego Technic Porsche set.
3. Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51” 42125
You can build a model which is unlike any other model from Lego. This building kit is a Ferrari car which is famous for its glamorous wins in many different races. As it is part of the Lego Technic, it is made to the tiniest detail and every motorsport fan will be astonished by this model. This collection is ideal for tech-oriented people as many of the components really work so that you can explore them. It is perfect for adults as it is recommended for at least 18-year-olds and it is far from any other Ferrari model.
Immerse yourself into the world of Lego racing car and build an astonishing model which is 5” (13 cm) high, 19” (48 cm) long and 8.5” (21 cm) wide. This model is flawless, and it is perfect to display. Furthermore, it is ideal for collectors and I think it could also be a beautiful gift.
4. Lego DC Batman 1989 Batmobile 76139
Another one on this list is the ultimate Batmobile vehicle known from the 1989 Batman movie. It is a pretty big set with 3,306 pieces. The main features of this car model include a detailed slide-open cockpit, pop-up machine guns, and decorative grappling hooks. It also comes with a rotating display stand that includes a plate on which the details of the model are written. This feature will add a nice touch-up for this car toy when you display it on your desk or a shelf.
This Lego set comes with three minifigures too; The Joker action figure (with a gun), a Batman figure (with a cape) and Vicki Vale figure (with a buildable camera). You can also position them on the minifigure display stand that is included within this building kit as well. The dimensions of this toy car are 23″ (60cm) long, 8″ (22cm) wide, and 4″ (12cm) high. It is recommended for the ages 16+ and I think this Lego toy would be an ideal gift for every boy or adult Batman fan.
5. Lego Creator Expert Porsche 911 10295
The next one on this list is an exclusive Porsche replica model. Like most of the sets on my list, this one is not an exception and is officially licensed by the real model manufacturer – in this case, the Porsche company. With this Lego building kit, you can actually build two Porsche models; the 911 Turbo or the 911 Targa (a convertible) model. It is also very detailed; it includes the Porsche logo and 3 unique license plates. Other features include, for example, a flat-six engine (air-cooled), a gearshift, tilting seats, an emergency brake, and working steering.
Recommended for age 18+, this Lego model is an official adult Lego set. If you are an adult Porsche enthusiast & Lego fan, this Lego kit would be an ideal choice for you. It comes in 1,458 parts and the dimensions of the final model are 13.5” (35 cm) long, 4” (10 cm) high, and 6” (16 cm) wide.
6. Lego Technic McLaren Senna GTR 42123
This Lego Technic model is a complementary set to the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 42093 Lego set from 2019 (reviewed below). It is more or less of the same size but it has much more stickers (which I personally don’t like very much). But it is still a very nice piece of an automotive McLaren Lego replica. The main features include a working steering wheel, dihedral doors that can be opened, and a cool V8 engine with moving pistons. The engine is located in the center part of the vehicle, right behind the seats.
The whole set consists of 830 pieces, which is a lot more than the Corvette set has (that one has 579 pieces). The color scheme is blue, black, and some gray. It is recommended for age 10+, so it could be an ideal gift for your small son or daughter (if they are at least 10 years old).
7. Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 42093
This one is a nice replica of the iconic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 car model. It was developed in partnership with the General Motors company. The model contains 579 pieces and most of them are of the black and orange color. Its main features include low-profile tires with black spoked rims, large rear wing, working steering, 4 tailpipes and a V8 engine with moving pistons. This is a 2-in-1 Lego model that can be rebuilt into a Hot Rod as well. It is suitable for kids that are 9 years old or older. Personally, I have bought myself this Lego building kit and have also written an extended review of this Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette set. Be sure to check it out if you are interested in this Lego model. I have also taken some nice detailed photos of the model.
8. Lego Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger 42111
Together with Dodge, Lego decided to make a model of Dodge Charger – a traditional muscle car, which was used in the movie Fast & Furious. In the movie, Dominic Toretto, one of the main characters, used the model of this car from 1970s. Although this model is from Lego Technic collection, it is not a model made for collectors and you will not get it in a nice packaging like the models above.
The model is made in black color with nice silver / gray details. I really like the iconic V8 engine with moving pistons, suspension, steering system, and the stand on the bottom of the car thanks to which you can recreate the traditional wheelstand position from the Fast and Furious movie.
The building set contains 1077 bricks, and the car is ideal size for the role-playing. In comparison with the other models, this car is also good for smaller children and it is recommended from 10 years. It is ideal model for playing but it is also a perfect display piece.
9. Lego Creator Expert Ford Mustang 10265
The ninth one on my list is another Lego Creator Expert set. It is an authentic Lego replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang vehicle. This set was developed exclusively in partnership with Ford. The package also includes various accessories using which you can customize the final model. It has a detailed interior and engine. This set consists of 1,471 parts and is recommended for kids of the age of 16+. It is also an ideal Lego car set for teenagers and adults, just like the other sets mentioned above.
10. Lego Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo 76895
The tenth one on this list is a small Ferrari supercar Lego set. Actually, this is the simplest set of all these reviews. It is also ideal for smaller kids from the age of 7. It includes a Ferrari-dressed minifigure and comes with 275 bricks, which makes this set the smallest one from this list. If you are a Ferrari enthusiast and you want to choose from more Ferrari Lego sets, I recommend checking out my other article that features the top 4 Ferrari Lego Technic sets. It includes more advanced sets (BTW, I’m a proud owner of the first one mentioned in that article :)).
11. Lego Technic Land Rover Defender 42110
The next one on my list is another Lego Technic automotive set in these reviews. However, this time it is not a supercar or a muscle car, but an SUV, the Land Rover Defender. The main features of this model are realistic mechanical functions or other features like, for example, rims with original design or sculpted, clean surfaces. This Lego set, and particularly all Lego Technic sets, develop creative thinking of your children. It is ideal for kids who are 11 years or older, but it could also be a great gift for an adult Lego fan. The dimensions of this model are 16 inch (42 cm) in length, 8 inch (22 cm) in height and 7 inch (20 cm) in width.
12. Lego Creator Volkswagen Beetle 10252
The last one on this list is a VW Beetle Lego set. The Volkswagen Beetle marks a remarkable part of the world’s automotive history, so I thought that this Lego model is definitely a must-have on this list. The main features of this set include the Beetle’s typical curved fender lines, white rims, flat windscreen, VW logo and V4 engine. This set comes in 1167 pieces and is recommended for the age 16+. And I would also say that if you want to buy a car Lego set for a girl, I would choose this one. 🙂
To wrap this article up, I’d like to mention that I’m both a Lego and a car enthusiast, so writing this article has been a real pleasure for me. I have been playing with Legos since my early childhood. I also studied car design for 3 years at a university.
Lastly, if you wonder which model would be my choice, it would definitely be the Lamborghini Sián set (#1), because I love supercars. However, I would also consider the set #5, Lego Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger, as I really like this Lego model. Even if I’m not a big fan of muscle cars, this one in the black color looks really good. Also, it is recommended for kids of the age 10+, so if you are buying a gift for your son, consider this building kit.
UPDATE: I have bought the Chevrolet Corvette set recently (#4 on this list), so that one has been my choice for now.
I hope you have been able to find your favorite model in this list.
Lego enthusiast, big Lego Technic fan. I have been blogging about Lego since 2017, when I started this blog. When I’m not writing an article for this blog or building a Lego set, I’m probably riding my bike. You can find out more about me here.