Lego has released a new Drive What You Love range of car sets, aimed at both adults and kids. If you have a special someone into cars and looking for a birthday or celebratory gift, these new kits will make the best gifts, trust me.
The kids’ sets include Lego Duplo My First Helicopter and Police Car, complete with a special siren brick, and then for adults and my favourite ones: Lego Technic kits such as the Jeep Wrangler, McLaren Senna GTR and Ferrari 488 GTE.
Lego says the Duplo My First Helicopter and Police Car is a toddler-friendly, developmental toy built with colorful shapes and filled with fun features. It includes a buildable helicopter with a spinnable rotor and a push-along police car with siren brick (no noise). Basic construction improves fine motor skills; role-playing rescue missions strengthens social and emotional skills; and colorful shapes and fun features bring the imaginative play to life. R149.99.
The adult kits are as follows:
Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler
Modeled after the iconic off-roader, this set is just right for children of all ages (9 and older) who want to build a set with more realistic mechanisms – for play or display. Featuring a button to operate the front steering and a powerful axle-articulation suspension, this model provides a great way to introduce children to engineering concepts as they test out their model on obstacles in their path. R 999.99
Lego Technic McLaren Senna GTR
Packed with authentic features including the V8 engine with moving pistons and iconic dihedral doors that open, the set’s realistic mechanisms offer an engaging way to introduce enthusiasts to the universe of engineering. Eye-catching graphics and colours mean this set also makes for a great display piece in the home of any motorsport fan. R 999.99
Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE
Suitable for adults, its authentic features include a front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel that steers the car. In keeping with the iconic original, original stickers are also housed inside each set to ensure this hands-on project not only creates an immersive building experience but also makes for an engaging display model to enjoy. Each set also comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team. R 3,499.99
Lego South Africa has very kindly sent me my own McLaren Senna GTR, which I’ve started building.
This personalised message from Lego South Africa is everything 😆 pic.twitter.com/3oAikvBwL7
— Nafisa Akabor (@nafisa1) February 16, 2021
Keep a look out on my feeds, I will share once I’ve built it.
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