Let’s face it, we all have a list of dream cars that we can only hope to have parked on our drive one day, don’t we? Ranging from the luxurious and exotic, to the completely absurd and maybe even a couple of the old school classics too. We’ve found a brilliant alternative to make these dreams come true, without leaving you completely strapped for cash. The 2014 Lego movie and animation only strengthened the Lego brand, growing its already huge following and making many of the sets available as collectibles. The lego cars on offer to construct yourself, will set any car enthusiasts tongues wagging, at just a fraction of the price.
We’ve taken a peek at some of our favourite models available from the Lego store and we have to say, we have definitely been spoilt for choice.
Ferrari F40 – £74.99
A sterling choice and realistic recreation of one of the world’s greatest supercars. The real-life two-seater fixed-head coupe boasts a 2.9 litre twin turbo charged V8 engine, with a claimed top speed of 201 mph. The two fuel tanks, situated either side of the rear wheel wells hold a whopping 31.7 gallons of fuel at one time. You can pick one of these legendary rides up for around £791,000, or alternatively, if you fancy rebuilding this in 1,158 pieces, you can grab a set from Lego for just £74.99!
Finished in rosso red bodywork, the 3-inch-high iconic model features it’s very own V8 engine. Open the side doors to view the driver and passenger red racing seats, with detailed interior. Authentic features include; hinged vented rear hatch, twin turbocharged V8 engine with quick release function, luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles and the model wouldn’t be quite finished without it’s very own custom Ferrari badge.
Ghostbuster Ecto-1 £54.99
You might be wondering why this model is in our top five, but we just couldn’t make the rating without it! The original Ectomobile, a beautiful 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance conversion was a powerplant 6.3 litre, V8 engine with 320 bhp. You would be forgiven for wondering if this did actually exist, well yes, just 400 of the vehicles were produced and no, they unfortunately do not banish ghosts or bad spirits in the way that we hoped.
However, in just 556 pieces you can recreate this cinematic legend yourself, complete with Ecto-2 motorbike, four proton packs, ion shield gun and PKE meter should you need it. Your additional ghostbusting accessories will fit into the Ecto-1 via the removable roof and front opening doors, all for the handsome price tag of £54.99, a bargain if you ask us!
Back to The Future DeLorean – £149.00 (Retired Product)
Okay, if we are talking the coolest cars around, then this one definitely makes the cut. If you don’t know about the DeLorean, then you should. The original DeLorean featured throughout the Back To The Future Franchise, where Marty McFly travels over 130 years to change the past and undo the negative effects of time travel. After entering a target date, the operator accelerates the car to 88 mph, activating the flux capacitor.
Bagging the Lego 401-piece set would save you the trauma of finding the required 1.21 jigowatts (provided by a plutonium fuelled nuclear reactor), but that’s just our thought. The 2-inch-high DeLorean comes complete with opening gull wing doors, fold up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and two license plates. This set is however a retired product, but depending on your budget you could pick one up online for around £149.00 resell.
Mini Cooper – £79.99
We couldn’t have the top five lacking a true British classic, so we thought it only necessary to add the pocket rocket Mini Cooper into the countdown. The classic Mini Cooper MK V11 features a 1.3 litre engine, rocketing to a top speed of 92 mph and accelerating from 0-62 in just 12.2 seconds. Although hugely rare, you could pick up one of these for somewhere between £15-20,000, or you could pick up an extremely rare Lego edition for just £79.99 instead.
The 4-inch-high model features accurate detailing, complete with racing stripes, opening front doors, detailed engine and spare tyre compartment. The 1,077 pieces are coloured with a classic green and white palette, including additional accessories; picnic basket, wine bottle and blanket for a nostalgic picnic theme.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS – £259.99
Last on our list, we had to include the hugely iconic Lego Technic Porsche 911. The 4.0 litre power hungry supercar will set you back a staggering £295,000 and climbs to 540 bhp, accelerating from 0-62 in a hair raising 3.4 seconds. If there was ever a reason for this to be the ultimate choice, then the rapid speed and classic styling are just that.
Presenting the full orange bodywork, red suspension springs, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tyres, this 2,704-piece set could be yours for just £259.99 as a rare collectible item. Standing at 6 inches high, the accessible cockpit contains working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment holding a unique serial number.
Although we might not be able to get you your very own Ectomobile, we’re sure that we can find you the ideal finance car at Hippo Motor Finance, and if you have poor credit then don’t worry. We offer a bad credit car finance on a range of our deals. So if you are on the lookout then be sure to give us a call on 01254 956 777 or visit us online at www.hippomotorfinance.co.uk