The best LEGO car sets of 2022

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There’s something about cars that lends itself to building with LEGO pieces. This is due to the inherent variety of these types of builds, which require almost every technique in a single compact set. Wheels and axles are needed. Pins and gears are needed to create a steering mechanism. You need LEGO Technic for the chassis of the car. You need printed tiles and a minimalist design to cover the interiors. And finally, you need the classic and traditional bricks to plate the chassis and give the vehicle its characteristic curves.

The cars also make great LEGO sets for adults. Following you will find Top 10 LEGO Car Sets of 2022. These are outstanding vehicle builds (including trucks and a motorcycle) that represent the best in automotive design, from the classic muscle cars of the 1960s to the deadly superhero cars of today.

10.Volkswagen T2 Camper Van

  • Set: #10279
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 2207
  • Dimensions: 15x35x14 cm

Popularized in the United States by the counterculture movement of the sixties, this classic hippie bus has sliding doors and an equipped interior, with a mobile kitchen and a folding table.

9. BMW M1000RR

  • Set: #42130
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 1920
  • Dimensions: 27x45x17 cm

This is the largest motorcycle set LEGO has ever built (1:5 scale) and fittingly, the inspiration was BMW’s only elite M (Motorsports) bike. Visually, its reds and blues are instantly recognizable, and it comes equipped with a 3-speed gearbox, chain drive, and front and rear suspension.

8. Chevrolet Camaro Z28

  • Set: #10304
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces 1456
  • Dimensions: 10x36x14 cm
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You can only find this exclusive set on the official LEGO website. Based on the iconic 1969 Camaro model, this set comes with a V8 engine and your choice of racing stripes. He even has a pair of furry dice to hang in the rearview mirror.

7. Heavy-Duty Tow Truck

  • Set: #42128
  • Age: +11
  • Number of pieces: 2017
  • Dimensions: 22x58x14 cm

There is something in favor of LEGO sets created in-house, rather than licensed from third parties. For starters, they are much cheaper. And this crane is a real bargain when you compare the volume and size of its parts with its price.

6. Optimus Prime

  • Set: #10302
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 1508
  • Dimensions: 15x27x12 cm

The Optimus Prime set does the impossible: it is a model that convinces both as a truck and as an Autobot. And he’s tougher than you might think; as long as you’re reasonably careful, you’ll be able to transform it from one to the other without it breaking.

5. Ford Mustang

  • Set: #10265
  • Age: +16
  • Number of pieces: 1471
  • Dimensions: 10x34x14 cm

This replica of a 1960’s Ford Mustang comes in a cool dark blue finish with white stripes. It’s customizable, with a spoiler, tailpipes, a supercharger sticking out of the front hood, and much more. When you open it up, there’s a beautiful facsimile of a V8 engine, complete with hoses and a mock air filter.

4. Ghostbusters ECTO-1

  • Set: #10274
  • Age: 18+
  • Number of pieces: 2352
  • Dimensions: ‎22.5x47x16.5 cm

One of the most iconic vehicles in movie history, the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor. The LEGO homage includes portable ghost sensors, a gunner’s seat that folds out for high-speed chases speed and a mini ghost trap vehicle that exits from the rear.

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3. DeLorean from Back to the Future

  • Set: #10300
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 1872
  • Dimensions: 12x35x19 cm

The Back to the Future time machine is a modified Delorean, and this set lets you build all three versions: the original, with a hook on the roof to harness the clock tower’s lightning bolts; the updated version, which flies on fusion energy; and the weathered version of the Old West, with vacuum tubes and whitewall tires.

2. Armored Batmobile

  • Set: #76240
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 2049
  • Dimensions: 16x45x25 cm

Three years ago, LEGO released a classic Batmobile based on the Michael Keaton movies. This bulky Tumbler is inspired by the military Batmobile from the Dark Knight trilogy, complete with huge tires and a jet engine. Also includes a Heath Ledger Joker LEGO minifigure, complete with his signature grin.

1. Ferrari Daytona SP3

  • Set: #42143
  • Age: +18
  • Number of pieces: 3778
  • Dimensions: 14x59x25 cm

It is the supercar of supercars. This set takes LEGO Technic to its artistic peak. Adding to its sleek design, the LEGO Ferrari features signature butterfly doors that swing up and out, as if you’re about to strap in for take-off. And of course the classic sporty red paint.

The only problem with this set (and most of them) is its price: they are luxury cars at luxury prices. And these prices send a message: that the sets are largely aimed at an adult audience with disposable income.

Yes, there are other vehicle sets that are kid-friendly, but they are the complete opposite of the best: very simple builds that are not challenging for beginners. What LEGO really needs are mid-priced models, between $50 and $150, that give kids and intermediate builders a great experience for less money. Sets like the retired Aston Martin are in short supply. It’s a shame, because the LEGO system is equitable in its very essence. And cross-generational appeal is rarely cost prohibitive.

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