Petrolhead Lockdown Ideas Part 4 – LEGO Cars

Don't dismiss Lego as just being for kids. It gets your mind working and helps reduce stress and anxiety, a good therapy in these uncertain times.

There is a huge selection of Lego model cars available and some great fan built models that Lego never made. Its also a good activity to do with the kids.

Photo credit Joe Perez on Flickr

Almost everyone has played with Lego and loved it and many car manufacturers are happy to have their latest model recreated in little plastic bricks. Even some Lego car models are for sale before the real car is launched.

LEGO 42110 Technic Land Rover Defender

Full size Lego cars have been built with some fine examples of Bugatti, McLaren and more.

The full size Lego Bugatti Chiron is even driveable, although not as quick as the real one.

There are also some great add on items to improve your Lego model like lighting kits and display cases.

BRIKSMAX Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Led Lighting Kit available from Amazon

If you get bored of the model you can always make something else, rebrickable.com has a whole load of ideas of what else can be built from the kit you have.

Lego car model Ferrari Testarossa. Photo credit Peter AJ on Flickr

For more inspiration and ideas also take a look at brothers-brick.com

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Lego Model. Photo credit Firas Abu-Jaber on Flickr

For just Lego car ideas take a look at thelegocarblog.com and have a search on Pinterest too.

Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Daytona Competizione Lego car model. Photo credit Manuel Cara on Flickr

If you find you love building Lego cars you can go a step further and buy instructions from brickvault.toys to build some quite amazing models like the Lamborghini Countach shown below.

Lamborghini Countach Lego Model Photo credit: Jerac on Flickr

There are loads of Lego car resources online and as I write this I keep finding more, like these books -  

How to Build Brick TV and Movie Cars which is available on Amazon
How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars available on Amazon
Incredible Lego Technic Cars, Trucks, Robots and more book available on Amazon

Now you know what can be achieved go and get building. There are many online retailers who will be happy to deliver to your door so you can stay safe during the lock down.

Click here to see the Lego vehicle range on Amazon

Click here to search for Lego cars on eBay