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    LEGO Lamborghini Sian driver's seat

    11 Best LEGO cars 2022 [which LEGO vehicles deserve your attention?]
    Last updated: January 9, 2022

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    What a building challenge LEGO cars are! Car enthusiasts all over the world collect LEGO car sets and enjoy the rewarding building experience that they offer.  (Check out our Reviews category for more LEGO adventures!) Search no more: we gathered the best LEGO cars 2022 so you’d make the right choice. Now, we’re going on a road trip!

    We here at TechACake.com LOVE writing about LEGO sets for adults. They are challenging, beautifully designed, and just awesome to add to a LEGO collection. Younger LEGO fans can bring any of them to a play date that will become legendary in no time. If you’ve never owned a LEGO car, now is the time to go to the next level and challenge yourself with a more difficult build. It’s worth it!

    NB: Check out our selection of the best Harry Potter LEGO 2022 with all the new models that came out this year. And since we’re talking about LEGO cars today - Arthur Weasley’s LEGO Ford Anglia is on the list. It’s awesome!

    Best LEGO cars 2022

    Let’s have a look at the best LEGO cars we selected for our list today. There’s something for everybody to be sure - vintage cars, LEGO race car sets, LEGO Technic cars that will take you hours to assemble, and some pretty amazing LEGO creator expert sets. Challenge yourself and build the best LEGO vehicle for your collection in 2022. Here we go:

    LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender

    Best LEGO jeep

    LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender
    Item #:42110
    MFG recommended age:11+
    Pieces:2,573
    Product dimensions:8-inch (22cm) high, 16-inch (42cm) long and 7-inch (20cm) wide
    Release date:October 2019
    Price:~$250
    • LEGO Technic set
    • More than 2,500 LEGO pieces
    • Available for younger LEGO fans (11+)
    • Stunning olive green color
    • Authentically detailed
    • Might be difficult to assemble

    Inspired by the 2019 Land Rover Defender, this LEGO car is not for amateurs to be sure. With more than 2,500 LEGO pieces it’s one of the biggest car LEGO sets on the list today (and one of the most difficult to assemble for sure). It’s feature-rich and it’s available for LEGO enthusiasts over 11 years of age which makes it the most complicated model for younger players on our list. 

    Now, the LEGO Defender’s doors open and players can stir the wheel in both directions - they are connected to the front tyres. There’s a super detailed dashboard inside the vehicle as well as an awesome 6-cylinder engine with moving positions under the bonnet. 

    Overall, this LEGO Technic car is a must-have for every LEGO car collection. It features the amazing olive oil color of the Land Rover Defender, lots of moving features, and an authentic design to be enjoyed by LEGO fans of 11 years and older. The set might prove more difficult to assemble than you think, but worry not - it will provide the unique building experience you hoped for. Enjoy! 

    LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

    Best playable set

    LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”
    Item #:42125
    MFG recommended age:18+
    Pieces:1,677
    Product dimensions:5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide
    Release date:January 2021
    Price:~$185
    • LEGO Technic set
    • New LEGO set for 2021
    • More than 1,600 LEGO pieces
    • Amazing color contrast
    • Great collectible item
    • Realistic functions
    • Lots of stickers
    • Only 18 years and up
    • Basic on the inside

    If you’re looking for a race car to add to your LEGO car collection - this is one of the best choices for you. The LEGO Technic Ferrari features a legendary design, many stickers to make it look even more authentic. Of course, each owner can decide how many of those to add or even if they want to keep the design sticker-free. LEGO is all about flexibility after all. 

    Exploring the LEGO Ferrari is so satisfying - it comes with a fair amount of gorgeous details to admire. There’s a front and back suspension, a V8 engine with moving pistons, opening doors, and original race stickers. We can always count on LEGO to deliver a product with maximum attention to detail. The LEGO race car sets are all speed champions!
    This LEGO Ferrari is one of the relatively affordable LEGO cars out there. And it’s without a doubt one of the biggest LEGO Technic cars (in terms of size not number of pieces) that comes in less than half of the price of the other larger models (e.g. LEGO Bugatti Chiron and LEGO Lamborghini Sian).

    LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

    Best affordable set

    LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler
    Item #:42122
    MFG recommended age:9+
    Pieces:665
    Product dimensions:4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 9.5 in. (24 cm) long and 5 in. (13 cm) wide
    Release date:January 2021
    Price:~$70
    • LEGO Technic set
    • New LEGO set for 2021
    • Affordable for a LEGO car
    • Available for younger LEGO fans (9+)
    • More than 600 pieces
    • Playable model
    • Average size set

    If you’re looking to get into LEGO cars but you’re wondering where to start - try this LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler. This is one of the most playable models on our list today and it’s a new LEGO set for 2021. 

    The LEGO Jeep Wrangler offers amazing features like turning the tyres by turning the gear at the back of the Wrangler. There’s front and back suspension, the doors and hood open up, and there’s an extra tyre at the back of the Jeep. This is a cool LEGO toy car for beginners - with less than 1,000 pieces it’s easier to assemble than most of the models on our list today and the price is really good for a LEGO car. 

    A rewarding build at a reasonable price! Awesome!

    The authentic details of this LEGO set make it unique and worth adding to your collection or just buying as a present for a LEGO fan. The Wrangler is ready for any terrain which makes it perfect for play dates at home or outside. It offers a unique off-road adventure for players of any age above nine. It’s perfect for kids who wish to know more about cars and how they’re made. This is one of the reasons why the LEGO Technic series is so successful. This feature-packed model is worth your time and money - enjoy!

    LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

    Best racing car

    LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron
    Item #:42083
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:3,599
    Product dimensions:5 inches (14cm) high, 22 inches (56cm) long and 9 inches (25cm) wide
    Release date:May 2018
    Price:~$347
    • LEGO Technic set
    • More than 3,500 pieces
    • Gorgeous color scheme
    • Iconic design and authentic features
    • Amazing addition to any LEGO collection
    • Might be challenging to assemble
    • Expensive

    This is one of the biggest LEGO cars and one of the best LEGO Technic sets on our list. The legendary design makes it a desirable collectible LEGO car and a LEGO set in general. With more than 3,500 LEGO pieces, this is one of the biggest LEGO Technic sets as far as cars are concerned. But worry not, the LEGO Technic instructions are quite simple to follow and they’ll help you experience this LEGO build to the fullest.

    This spectacular LEGO interpretation of the Bugatti Chiron resembles a form of art. It includes features like a sophisticated LEGO engine, elaborate cockpit, genuine-looking interior, and many movable parts. The light-blue front and the dark-blue back of the car look just glorious.

    Fun fact about the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron:

    LEGO enthusiasts actually created a real-size drivable version of the Chiron made almost entirely out of LEGO parts. More than 90% of the car was made of LEGO elements which was quite challenging for the engineering team. (Check out this video to have a look - it’s breathtaking!)

    LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

    Best design

    LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
    Item #:42115
    MFG recommended age:18+
    Pieces:3,696
    Product dimensions:5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide
    Release date:August 2020
    Price:~$379
    • LEGO Technic set
    • Breathtaking design
    • Staggering lime green color
    • Impressive building experience
    • Over 3,500 pieces
    • Collectible LEGO set
    • Only 18 years and up
    • Could be challenging to assemble
    • Expensive

    Bring the beautiful Lamborghini Sián to life with this LEGO Technic Lamborghini. It’s of a similar size to the LEGO Bugatti Chiron which is also on our list of the best LEGO cars 2022. They both feature vibrant colors just as the original cars. In the case of the Lamborghini, it’s a breathtaking lime lemon which makes it so distinguished among a LEGO collection of any type. 

    This is one of the top LEGO race cars ever made. This set is not for those of us who wish for a quick build and a playable set. It might prove quite challenging to assemble with its 3,696 LEGO bricks and pieces which can take many days to finish. But the result could not be more satisfying. The Lamborghini LEGO set is definitely worth your time. 

    As far as LEGO vehicles go, the LEGO Lamborghini Sián is one of the most luxurious choices. If you’re a LEGO enthusiast or if you’re buying a gift for a special person in your life and money is no issue, then this LEGO car is one of the best choices out there. It’s stunning, difficult to build, and offers amazing features. Awesome!

    LEGO Porsche 911

    Best value

    LEGO Porsche 911
    Item #:10295
    MFG recommended age:18+
    Pieces:1,458
    Product dimensions:4 in. (10 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) long and 6 in. (16 cm) wide
    Release date:June 2016
    Price:~$150
    • Collectible set
    • Legendary design
    • Incredible driver’s seat
    • Awesome true-to-life details
    • Relatively easier to assemble than other LEGO cars
    • Only 18 years and up
    • Average sized model

    Traveling with style is never out of fashion with the classic Porsche 911 - it’s one of the ultimate LEGO masterpieces of all time. The LEGO Porsche is a smaller model, a little easier to assemble than most of the other LEGO cars on the list, and it comes at a more affordable price than some of the other LEGO vehicles.

    The LEGO Porsche comes with a variety of amazing features to enjoy: a moveable steering wheel, a gear shift, an emergency brake, a rear spoiler integrated into the engine cover, an air-cooled flat-six engine, and a Targa or Turbo roof. The external and internal details are awesome to put together and the LEGO car offers a surprisingly enjoyable build.

    The removable roof of the LEGO Porsche is one of the most recognizable features of the car model. The iconic front adds to the flamboyant style of this vehicle - a getaway car of the stars! Enjoy this buildable LEGO set for adults - it’s a beautiful stand-alone set as well as a classy addition to a LEGO car collection.

    LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile

    Best LEGO Batmobile

    LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile
    Item #:76139
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:3,306
    Product dimensions:4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide
    Release date:November 2019
    Price:~$350
    • Over 3,300 pieces
    • Over 60 cm (23”) long
    • Super detailed authentic design
    • Three LEGO minifigures included
    • Collectible LEGO Batmobile toy car
    • Expensive

    What a crime-fighting machine that is! The LEGO Batmobile 1989 is definitely a must for any collector of LEGO cars and/or fans of the Batman franchise. It makes a breathtaking display model with its detailed design and deep black color. Yes, you can hardly call this LEGO Batmobile a superhero toy. 

    One of the best features of this fabulous LEGO set is that it comes with three LEGO minifigures included - Batman in a 1989 movie cape, The Joker holding a gun, and Vicki Vale with a camera. If you need a refresher, the iconic 1989 Batman movie on which this LEGO set is based featured Michael Keaton as Batman, Jack Nickolson as The Joker, and Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale.

    Now, the LEGO Batmobile 1989 includes lots of fun features to enjoy. You can slide-open the cockpit and have a look at the driver’s seat (which includes 2 spots for minifigures). The car features pop-up machine guns at the front, and a cool rotating display stand. This LEGO set can make the perfect nostalgic gift for fans of the movie and the franchise.

    The new LEGO Batmobile Tumbler just came out in November 2021. We decided to include the classic Batmobile on our list instead of the new one for the sake of the features the classic one offers over the new one. Follow the link above and check out the new LEGO car for more information - its modern design is worth noticing.

    LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5

    Best replica of a movie car

    LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5
    Item #:10262
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:1,295
    Product dimensions:3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
    Release date:January 2019
    Price:~$225
    • LEGO Creator car
    • Authentic and sleek design
    • Lots of interactive elements
    • Must-have for James Bond fans
    • Relatively affordable for a LEGO car
    • Not an extremely detailed build (compared to most LEGO Technic sets)

    If you’re a fan of the legendary James Bond franchise, then this LEGO car is for you. It works great as movie memorabilia, as a standalone piece for car enthusiasts, and as a part of a James Bond collection. The manual includes all the movies the DB5 appears in, so you’ll have extra information about this legendary car model. Even if you’re simply a fan of the car, this LEGO set is a must-have. 

    You would expect a lot from the 007 Astin Martin and that’s understandable. The LEGO James Bond car is so much more than just a car - it’s totally one of the best gadgets the movie creators came up with and it’s become a legend throughout the years. For those of you who are familiar with the James Bond movies, the hidden features of this car would not come as a surprise but as a treasure hunt. 

    The hood and the doors of the LEGO DB5 can be opened, and the driver seat can be triggered and ejected from the car. The number plates revolve and can be changed when needed and there are tyre scythes to use against the opposition. So cool!

    As far as LEGO James Bond is concerned, this is the only LEGO that has anything to do with the franchise which makes it even more unique. Building this LEGO James Bond is satisfying but keep in mind that this is not one of the LEGO Technic sets which provide us with an extremely detailed representation of a car model. If that’s what you want, keep reading and discover the best LEGO car sets for you in 2021.

    LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

    Best collectible set

    LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van
    Item #:10220
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:1,334
    Product dimensions:5” high and 11” long
    Release date:August 2015
    Price:~$228
    • LEGO Creator Expert set
    • Super detailed interior design
    • Vintage collectible
    • Authentic features
    • Great for play dates
    • No labeled bags in the pack
    • Pricey

    Enjoy the ultimate road trip with the LEGO Camper. It’s a nostalgic vehicle and it certainly qualifies as a vintage LEGO car that came out of the past. The Camper is well-known and is very recognizable. LEGO fans would enjoy the multiple amazing features of this vintage model as well as the vibrant colors and the absolutely stunning interior. 

    There are so many doors and windows you can open and close on the LEGO Volkswagen, including the pop-top and the trunk where the engine is situated. What every potential buyer should be informed before they purchase this Volkswagen LEGO, is that it’s true to the original and they can appreciate the features the real-life camper has with this small LEGO version. 

    (If you think about it, the LEGO Volkswagen Camper resembles The Mystery Machine from our beloved cartoon Scooby-Doo, doesn't it? Although it’s a different model and color VW, the Scooby-Doo vibe is there and even makes us want to revisit this classic cartoon once again.)

    LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle

    Best vintage car

    LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle
    Item #:10252
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:1,167
    Product dimensions:5” high, 11” long and 4” wide
    Release date:August 2016
    Price:~$210
    • LEGO Creator Expert set
    • Popular model
    • Vintage collectible
    • Amazing colors and awesome design
    • Goes great with LEGO Volkswagen Camper
    • Pricey

    The LEGO Volkswagen Beetle sure brings back memories. The classic azure-blue color of this LEGO Creator will certainly grab the attention of your guests when you add it to your LEGO collection. As far as vintage LEGO sets go, this is one of the best choices on the market.

    The iconic 1960s Volkswagen Beetle LEGO has many exciting features to offer - forward-tilting seats, a 4-cylinder air-cooled engine, a roof-mounted surfboard for a maritime adventure, a cooler box for the refreshment beverages on the beach. Enjoy a day out with the irresistible Beetle or bring it to a playdate.

    If you’re considering buying a LEGO car for a friend or family member who collects vintage items, this LEGO VW Bug is definitely one of the best choices on the market. As far as LEGO Creator Expert goes, the Beetle is an actual treasure. And its color, authentic design and features will transport the builder back in time.

    LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500

    Best small set

    LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500
    Item #:10271
    MFG recommended age:16+
    Pieces:960
    Product dimensions:11 cm (4.5 inches) high, 24 cm (9.5 inches) long and 11 cm (4.5 inches) wide
    Release date:March 2020
    Price:~$95
    • LEGO Creator Expert set
    • Lively colors and great design
    • Relatively affordable for a LEGO car
    • Vintage collectible
    • Under 1,000 pieces
    • Small set

    Arguably, the Fiat 500 is still one of the most popular small cars in Italy. How often can you see a vintage model though? Just like the first models of the Vespa, the original Fiat 500 is a rarity, a car from the past. And now, have a look at the amazing LEGO Fiat 500 - it’s cute, collectible, and absolutely gorgeous!

    Experience “La Dolce Vita” with this cute little LEGO car today! The LEGO Fiat comes with a variety of authentic features - a trunk full of artistic gadgets, a spare tyre, removable roof for more air, a stylish cabin, and an air-cooled engine. Wow!

    Nothing says ”car collection” as a vintage LEGO car. Enjoy one of the classic icons of Italian design with this collectible set or build it for your children so they can include it in their playdate activities. It’s always a pleasure to own one of those!

    Wrap up

    Wow, what a ride that was! Today we shared with you the absolute best LEGO cars 2022 that are available online. They are fabulous, challenging to build, great for play dates, and for adding to your collection. When it comes to LEGO vehicles - there’s just no right answer. 

    Trust your instincts and choose the one that caught your eye first. Each LEGO Technic set offers a challenging building experience and the final result is just stunning. On the other side, the awesome LEGO Creator sets are so beautifully designed that any vintage model will transport you back in time. The best LEGO cars to build are just irresistible, aren’t they?

    Visit TechACake.com for more awesome LEGO collections in 2022!

    FAQ

    Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding LEGO cars in 2022. If you’re curious to know more about the world of LEGO vehicles, here are some hot topics we decided to cover:

    Which are the best LEGO Batmobiles 2022?

    In November 2021, LEGO released a new LEGO Batmobile - LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumbler (#76240). It’s based on the Dark Knight trilogy and features modern design and an immersive building experience. The other LEGO Batmobile that’s worth your attention in 2022 is the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile. The classic design of this LEGO car makes it a special addition to any Batman or LEGO collection.

    What is the biggest LEGO vehicle?

    The world record is held by the Saudi Arabia Formula 1 real-size car, made out of 500,000 LEGO bricks and pieces back in 2019. It’s displayed in the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah and is almost 6m (19.6 ft) long.

    What is the best Lego Technic car set?

    • LEGO Bugatti Chiron (#42083)
    • LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (#42115)
    • LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (#42125)
    • LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (#42110)

    Which are the best LEGO cars available in 2022?

    • LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (#42110)
    • LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (#42125)
    • LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (#42122)
    • LEGO Bugatti Chiron (#42083)
    • LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (#42115)
    • LEGO Porsche 911 (#10295)
    • LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile (#76139)
    • LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (#10262)
    • LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (#10220)
    • LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle (#10252)
    • LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (#10271)

    So, which are your favorite LEGO cars from our list today?

    Enjoy your LEGO building experience in 2022!