If you’re a fan of cars and LEGOs, there are dozens of sets for you to choose from to satisfy both obsessions. In recent years, more intricate LEGO Technic products have been released, featuring more than thousands of pieces in replicating some of the world’s finest sports cars. But if you’re shopping for something on a budget or for a gift, there are still plenty of options for every automotive enthusiast.
From Volkswagens to McLarens, race cars to famous movie cars, LEGO has created a wide variety of car sets. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 15 best LEGO car sets, including some of our personal favorites at AutoGuide.com.
Table of contents
- 1. Editor's Pick: LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1
- 2. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 3. LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 Construction Set
- 4. LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Building Kit
- 5. LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle Construction Set
- 6. LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper Construction Set
- 7. LEGO Speed Champions LaFerrari
- 8. LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1
- 9. LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 918 Spyder
- 10. LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- 11. LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes-AMG GT3 Building Kit
- 12. LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
- 13. LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT and Ford GT40 Building Kit
- 14. LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 Building Kit
- 15. LEGO Champions Audi R8 LMS Ultra
1. Editor's Pick: LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1
The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 may not be a replica of a popular sports car or a European exotic, but it’s one of the most popular LEGO car sets available. This set includes the iconic Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, along with four minifigures (Peter Vankman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore) with proton packs. There’a also an exclusive Ghostbusters booklet with this set.
The Ecto-1 vehicle features Ghostbusters logo, paranormal detection equipment, removable roof, tracking computer, and is capable of seating three minifigures. It measures over 3-inches high, 7-inches long, and 2-inches wide.
Featuring 508 pieces, this is the perfect gift for fans of LEGO and the Ghostbusters franchise.
2. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
One of the most famous LEGO car sets ever created is the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Packed with 2,704 pieces, this set is a recreation of the ultimate Porsche sports car, sporting true-to-life orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights and tail lights, brake calipers, wheels, and low profile tires. The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS includes a special collector’s book that chronicles the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars.
A detailed dash, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats, and a glove compartment with a unique serial number can all be found inside the detailed cabin. Several components of the finished product actually function, including opening doors and hood with a storage compartment and suitcase. The rear lid also opens to reveal the detailed flat-six engine with moving pistons. Another unique feature to the kit is that the building sequence gives insight into how the vehicle’s assembly process works in real life.
This 1:8-scale model measures 22-inches long, 9-inches wide, and 6-inches tall.
3. LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 Construction Set
Not everyone can afford a new Ferrari, but at least this LEGO set is relatively affordable. Featuring 1,158 pieces, the LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 is a replica for one of the world’s greatest supercars, measuring 10-inches long, 5-inches wide, and 3-inches tall. The finished product includes an authentic spoiler, detailed twin-turbo V8 engine, pop-up headlights, opening rear hatch and doors. Naturally it has racing red bodywork, which has become iconic with Ferrari exotics over the decades.
Opening the doors, the LEGO Ferrari F40 reveals crafted cabled door handles, a steering wheel with Ferrari logo, and two red racing seats. Under the hood, there’s a luggage compartment and tools, while the special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road gripping tires serve as final touches to this intricate LEGO kit.
This is the perfect LEGO kit for any Ferrari fan, especially since the F40 is so iconic.
4. LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Building Kit
Another amazing creation from the LEGO Technic team, this Bugatti Chiron is a 1:8-scale LEGO model featuring 3,599 pieces. The finished product measures over 22-inches long, 9-inches wide, and 5-inches tall. One of the most exquisitely detailed LEGO car sets available, this LEGO Bugatti Chiron includes a “top speed key” that can be inserted to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position. Along with the active rear wing, this LEGO car set features an eight-speed gearbox with paddle gear shift, W16 engine, steering wheel, suspension, and spoked rims.
LEGO says the W16 engine in this set is the most sophisticated LEGO engine yet. Like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the instructions mirror the way a real Bugatti is assembled, offering insight on the real world production process.
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron kit also includes a luxurious box and a collector’s booklet.
5. LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle Construction Set
Measuring 11-inches long, 4-inches wide, and 5-inches tall, this set is a replica of one of the world’s most popular cars, the Volkswagen Beetle. Filled with authentic 1960’s details, the LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle features curved fenders, distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals, surfer accessories, opening hood, trunk, and doors.
Features on this Beetle that are accurate to the real deal include the azure blue color scheme, flat windshield, VW logo, an authentic four-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank, as well as beige-colored forward-tilting seats. Other interior touches include a dashboard and steering wheel, while the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed.
The LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle set comes with 1,167 pieces.
6. LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper Construction Set
This 1,077-piece set is an authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII, a great gift for every MINI fan. Measuring 9-inches long, 5-inches wide, and 4-inches tall, the LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper includes doors that open and a hood that lifts, revealing the model’s engine and interior. Sporting a classic green and white color scheme, the MINI also comes with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, sporty fog lights, a detailed engine, and a separate spare tire compartment.
The roof is also removable, so you can get a clear view of the tan-colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. Completing the set is a picnic basket and blanket, a perfect accessory to the Mk VII MINI Cooper.
7. LEGO Speed Champions LaFerrari
The LEGO Speed Champions LaFerrari is a 164-piece set featuring plenty of details of Ferrari’s iconic hybrid supercar. Measuring 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall, the LaFerrari features a removable windscreen, driver’s cockpit, removable wheels, unique wheel trims, and authentic Ferrari deals. Included with the set is a driver minifigure with assorted accessories, such as a race suit, helmet, and wrench. The wrench can be used to check the wheels on the LEGO creation, while the windscreen can be removed to place the minifigure in the cockpit. There’s also a starting light with translucent red, amber, and green elements that complete the package.
8. LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1
Featuring plenty of authentic details from McLaren’s ultimate supercar is the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1. Like other LEGO Speed Champions sets, this one includes a driver minifigure with a driver’s racing suit sporting McLaren decorations. A helmet and wrench are also part of the package, with the wrench being used to check the wheels on the car. The windscreen is removable to place the minifigure in the cockpit. Other features on this product include removable wheels, unique wheel trims, and authentic McLaren details.
For added entertainment, this 168-piece set includes a race curb and three cones. The finished product measures 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall.
9. LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 918 Spyder
This is LEGO Speed Champions’ version of the Porsche 918 Spyder, consisting of 151 pieces and measuring 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall. Sporting a removable windscreen, driver’s cockpit, 2 sets of interchangeable wheel trims (8 wheel trims in total) and authentic Porsche details, this is a great set for fans of Porsche’s hybrid supercar.
Included with this set is a driver minifigure and accessories, such as a racing suit with Porsche decorations and a helmet. The windscreen can be removed to place the minifigure in the cockpit, while the supplied wrench can be used to change the wheels trims on the 918 Spyder. This set also includes a curb with checkered flag.
10. LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Corvette Z06
A must-have for any Chevrolet Corvette fan, this set features a replica of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. This minifigure-scale measures 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall and accommodates an included Chevrolet Racing driver minifigure. It also sports a removable windshield, 2 sets of interchangeable wheel trims, authentic Chevrolet Corvette logos, and headlight stickers. A total of 173 pieces comes in this set.
Accessories include a Chevrolet Racing driver’s helmet, a wrench, and a TV camera. The LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is perfect to line up against the Ford Mustang GT!
11. LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes-AMG GT3 Building Kit
Shopping for a Mercedes-AMG fan? This LEGO Speed Champions creation features 196 pieces and includes a Mercedes-AMG racing driver minifigure. Sporting authentic Mercedes-AMG design details, racing colors, and stickers, features on this set include a minifigure cockpit, wheels with rubber tires, interchangeable wheels, removable windshield, removable front splitter, and an adjustable and removable rear wing.
The finished product measures 6-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall in “race mode.”
12. LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race
The LEGO Speed Champions lineup also features sets with more than one car, like the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race package. This 445-piece LEGO car set includes LEGO Speed Champions versions of the iconic 1969 and 2016 Chevrolet Camaro cars, along with a functioning start/finish line. Simply switch the “lights” from red to green to begin the race! This set includes three minifigures, a pair of Chevrolet Racing drivers and a race official.
Each of the race-ready cars can fit a minifigure inside, which can be outfitted with one of two helmets. These cars also feature two sets of interchangeable wheel trims, removable windshields, and authentic Chevrolet logos and headlight stickers. In addition, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro comes with two interchangeable engine blocks.
Rounding off the set are a race official’s cap, checkered flag, and a trophy with a stand.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro measures 5-inches long, 2-inches wide, and 1-inch tall, while the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall.
13. LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT and Ford GT40 Building Kit
If you’re not a Chevrolet fan, then maybe this LEGO Speed Champions Ford GT set captures your interest. This package includes the 1966 Ford GT40 and 2016 Ford GT endurance race cars, each featuring a racing driver minifigure, wheels with rubber tires, removable windshields, and iconic details. Both racing driver minifigures have authentic 1966 and 2016 race suit decorations and includes two racing helmets.
The 1966 Ford GT40 measures 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall, while the 2016 Ford GT is 6-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall. And since these are race cars, a victory podium with a gold-colored trophy are also included, along with a race marshal’s flag. This set has 366 pieces.
14. LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 Building Kit
Porsche sports car fans can grab themselves the Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 SPEED Champions set, which also includes three minifigures: two Porsche 911 RSR racing drivers and a classic Porsche racing driver. Both vehicles feature a minifigure cockpit with removable windshield, wheels with rubber tires, authentic design details, racing colors, and stickers.
Like other SPEED Champions sets, you can remove the windshield to place the minifigure inside the cockpit of each vehicle. Included with this set are a lap counter, pit wall with a race-position board, and a checkered flag element. There is even an adjustable lap counter with lap numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4.
The Porsche 911 RSR measures 6-inches long, 2-inches wide, and 1-inch tall, while the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is 5-inches long, 2-inches wide, and 1-inch tall. This set has 391 pieces.
15. LEGO Champions Audi R8 LMS Ultra
You didn’t think we forgot about Audi fans did you? The LEGO Speed Champions Audi R8 LMS Ultra is a 175-piece set featuring a race-ready, buildable Audi R8 LMS race car that fits a minifigure inside and has a removable windshield. This product also includes two sets of interchangeable wheel trims, authentic Audi logos, and headlight stickers. The Audi racing driver minifigure can be combined with a victory podium, trophy, and checkered flags. The included wrench can be used to swap the wheels.
Once built, the Audi R8 LMS measures 5-inches long, 1-inch wide, and 1-inch tall.
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