Lego Technic Formula 1 Cars Sets
In this article I’m going to briefly review 4 Lego Technic Formula F1 sets. Even if 2 of them are marked as “Lego Racers” sets, I still consider them being Lego Technic sets, because they are built with parts specific for Lego Technic. Just have a look on the images below and I think you will agree with me. So now let’s continue to the reviews.
Lego Technic 42000 Grand Prix Racer
This set was released in 2013. It contains 1,141 parts and is targeted for kids of the age 11-16. The parts color is gray, red and black. The model features a V8 engine with an opening cover, adjustable spoiler and suspension on all wheels. This Grand Prix Racer model can be motorized with the Lego set 8293. The second model that can be built with this set is a Race Truck. The dimensions of this model are 4 x 24 x 9 inches (12 x 61 x 25 cm).
Lego Racers 8674 Ferrari F1 Racer 1:8
This is a little older Lego set from 2006 and in my opinion it still looks great. Maybe even better than the set above (the Technic Grand Prix Racer), especially because this one is actually a Ferrari. Most parts of this Lego Racers F1 set are obviously red (as of the Ferrari color). It has a steering mechanism that works and more or less the other features are the same like on the model above and below as well (e.g. the V10 engine). The size of this model is in the scale of 1:8 of a real F1 formula. Note: If you are looking for Lego Technic Ferrari cars sets, check my other comparison article: Lego Technic Ferrari Cars Sets.
Lego Technic 8458 Silver Champion
This is another Formula 1 Lego Technic set. It was released in 2000 and the set contains 1,413 parts. The features of this model are similar to the other Lego models reviewed in this article, so I’m not going to mention them again. However, what is great about this set is that there are totally 3 alternative models for this set and they all look pretty cool. So besides the Formula 1 Silver Champion you can also build a Silver Truck (which is the second official model, 8458-2), Street Sensation and a Silver Sportscar. I must admit that I really like this sportscar model (you can see it & find the building instructions here). So if I were deciding to buy one of the sets from this list, I would probably buy this one or the Ferrari set mentioned above.
Lego Racers 8461 Williams F1 Team Racer
This is another Lego Racers Formula 1 set from 2002. It contains 1,484 pieces. Most of the pieces are white, blue & black. It is a model of the Williams F1 team. The functions of this set are mainly the same like those of the sets above. This set has no any B model, but you can build the B model of the 8458 set (the Silver Champion Lego set mentioned above) with this set, too. So if you buy this model, just search online for the instructions of the 8458 set. You can find them for example here: Lego 8458 Instructions.
So which one of these 4 Formula 1 sets would you get? Or which one have you already bought? Feel free to let me know in the comments below what was your decision and its reason. If you are an F1 fan, I believe you would definitely welcome a Formula Lego set in your collection. 🙂