There are lots of LEGO car sets that bring a sporty feel to their models, either through the shapes of bodies or the high-speed engines. But, few as literally build for sport as the Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse 51 Set 42125. Here, builders get the chance to create an impressive racing car that looks like it is about to head onto some grand course in a glamorous part of the world.
This has to be one of the most exciting racing car LEGO sets yet.
There is so much in the design of this model that will make it the perfect static display piece for racing fans. The aerodynamic shape of the body is perfect for hurtling around tight bends and overtaking less-qualified drivers on the best courses in the world. The red body – a lucky colour for a big race – is also emblazoned with stickers from a wide range of big-name sponsors. The large wheel with their tough tyres are sure to handle the trickiest of bends, and there is the trademark spoiler at the back.
Once you get to the interior and inner workings of this car – accessible via the opening doors – there is a lot more detail and realism. This Technic model has moving pistons in the V8 engine, authentic suspension in both the front and rear of the car, and a steering system to handle those big wheels. The 48cm length of this model means that it is just the right size for further exploration and play without getting too overbearing in a collection. A nice bonus feature with this set is the little booklet that offers further information about the cat and the AF Course 51 team in charge of it.
This detailed racing car is sure to be a prized addition to any collection.
This Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse 51 Set 42125 is sold as the ideal set for any motorsport enthusiast. However, there is no doubt that anyone with a love of cars will enjoy putting together this difficult 18+ rated set. With 1677 pieces to contend with, and all those working Technic elements, this is sure to be appreciated by a lot of collectors. Whether you send it racing around a course, show it off on a desk in an office, or set it up in a larger “garage” of cars, it is going to make a big impression.