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The 20 Coolest Cars You Can Buy in Lego Form

If you love any of these cars, here's how to buy them on the cheap. Assembly not included.
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If our staff is anything to go by, there is heavy overlap between interest in cars and interest in Lego. Many of us grew up snapping the plastic bricks together, often creating small cars and vehicles of our own design. This never abated even as we entered adulthood, probably because as grownups, we have disposable income; anyway, Legos (for the most part) don't cost that much money. If your interests in cars and Lego intersect—and if you particularly appreciate the products of automakers such as Bugatti, McLaren, or Porsche—worry not: Lego has a ton of scale car models to choose from (we've built a great number of them ourselves). With choices including the small Speed Champions series, the Creator Expert line, and the complex Technic kits, you can find a Lego car kit for every budget. We've gathered a selection of 20, each based on some of the coolest real-life cars that you can buy today:

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Lego Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5

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This ultrasweet Aston Martin DB5 based on James Bond 007's car is one of the newest in the Lego Creator series. It features a number of secret-agent touches such as an ejector seat, guns that deploy from the headlights, and revolving license plates. 1295 pieces

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Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron

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The real-life Bugatti Chiron is a poster car, a sophisticated land missile capable of 261 mph that also is luxurious and ultra-exclusive. It's also seriously expensive, and all of those traits—well, except for that ludicrous top speed—carry over to Lego's Technic kit. The Lego Bug has a working suspension, gearbox, and detailed engine. Its list price is already high but its rarity can be expected to drive the price up even higher. 3599 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron

In case the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is too rich for you, there exists a tiny Speed Champions version. It isn't nearly as detailed, but it is available for far less money. 181 pieces

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Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

If you're looking for a relatively affordable Technic model, this Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is it. The Vette kit has the nifty distinction of wearing bodywork just like the real thing: plastic! 579 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

Lego sells some Speed Champions sets in pairs, including this combined kit that comes with a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (pictured here in yellow) and a 1970 Charger R/T (shown in black). A drag-racing Christmas-tree starting light and a few figurines are included, too. 478 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Ferrari F40 Competizione

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Ferrari has stopped offering the F40 supercar in the larger, pricier Lego Creator form, but you can still buy a Lego F40 from the Speed Champions line. This smaller Ferrari actually closely resembles the real thing (many Speed Champions cars look somewhat cartoonish and misshapen due to their tiny scale) and comes with a few spare parts. 198 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC

The Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC is one of the few rally-inspired kits Lego offers (the other has approximations of the original Mini Cooper rally car, as well as the brand's current Countryman), and it does a pretty good job of capturing the hatchback's aggressive look. It also is very, very cheap. 203 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions 2016 GT, 1966 Ford GT40

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Honoring Ford's class win at the 2016 Le Mans 24-hour race, Lego has a Speed Champions kit that includes both the winning '16 Ford GT (pictured in its red, white, and blue livery), as well as the Le Mans–winning GT40 from 1966 (shown in black). Cheekily, the set comes with a tiny podium and a trophy. 366 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

Don't call this Lego '68 Ford Mustanga Bullitt—it isn't specifically based on Ford's eponymous special-edition Mustang, which itself its based on the iconic Highland Green Mustangin the movie Bullitt. It is, however, a green 1968 fastback (albeit with racing-style stickers and stripes), so draw your own conclusions. 183 pieces

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Lego Technic Mack Anthem Semi Truck

In terms of sheer scale, none of the other Lego kits in this roundup are as massive as the Mack Trucks Anthem semi truck Technic set. Built as shown (it can also be assembled into a garbage truck), the Mack rig and trailer measure 32 inches long! There is an inline-six engine with functioning pistons fronted by an all-important cooling fan, a bunk bed in its sleeper cab, and deployable outriggers for stabilizing the trailer's crane attachment. 2595 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Mercedes-AMG GT3

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Hey, this Mercedes-AMG GT3 looks just like the one we drove in 2016! You can't exactly drive this one, but it's a great deal more affordable than the real thing, which costs just shy of half a million bucks. 196 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions McLaren 720S

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McLaren's 720S comes in Lego Speed Champions guise with a Lego person who can double as either the car's designer or a racer with a helmet. For when the minifigure, as Lego calls it, is in designer mode, it can be placed at a little designer's desk. For reference, the real 720S supercar does not come with a person or a desk. 161 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions McLaren Senna

McLaren's hardest-core road car ever, the Senna, is currently priced at $15. You'll need to be okay with giving up the real deal's track performance, 789-hp V-8 engine, and seating for two non-Lego-sized people, but hey, we can't all afford a $1 million track toy, right? 219 pieces

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Lego Creator Expert MINI Cooper

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With 1077 pieces, Lego's Mini Cooper kit from its Creator line isn't that mini. Lego puts the Cooper's size to good use, stuffing in a scale engine, checkered seats, and even a little picnic basket that fits in the trunk. 1077 pieces

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Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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It should be no surprise that Porsche, a brand with fanatical followers, has numerous Lego models in circulation. What better accessory is there for the Porsche enthusiast in your life than a scale Lego version of their car? This 911 GT3 RS is the most complex, with a shiftable transmission, working steering, and a functional suspension. 2704 pieces

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Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR

ego's Technic Porsche 911 RSR race car is half as expensive as the 911 GT3 RS kit, but then it is made of a little over half the number of pieces. Even though it is less complex than the GT3 RS kit, the RSR comes with an open, visible rear differential; a six-cylinder flat-six engine; and working suspension components. 1580 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR, 911 Turbo 3.0

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As with some of the other Technic kits on this list, the Porsche 911 RSR is also available in affordable (and smaller) Speed Champions form. In this case, the Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR set also includes a sweet 911 Turbo 3.0 (shown here in lime green). 391 pieces

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Lego Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid

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You can buy the Porsche race car that thrice won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for about $15. So long as you're okay with your 919 hybrid fitting in the palm of your hand, of course. 161 pieces

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Lego Creator Expert Volkswagen Beetle

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Who knew Lego, with a brand built on square bricks, could pull off a kit for a car that, in real life, is relentlessly curvy? The classic Beetle Creator kit manages the feat, even if the effect isn't immediately apparent in photos. We've assembled this kit ourselves, and we can confirm that in person it is strikingly accurate. 1167 pieces

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Lego Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

The Volkswagen T1 Camper van kit is one of Lego's oldest modern Creator car kits, so if you're interested in it, you should snap one up (plastic brick pun intended) before it's retired from Lego's catalog. This VW features a pop-top sleeping berth, a fully detailed interior, and openable doors. 1334 pieces

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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