LEGO Technic 24 Hours Race Car 42039
Scream around the circuit in the lightning-fast 24 Hours Race Car!
This robust, immaculately detailed LEGO Technic model has all the features of a real-life race car, including a detailed V8 engine with moving pistons, opening gull-wing doors, all-round independent suspension, working front steering, high fenders and an opening front trunk and engine hood. Put on your racing gloves and step on the gas!
You have the option to upgrade your car with the 8293 Power Functions motor set (not supplied) and you have bright LED headlights plus motorized gull wing doors and engine cover.
Finally, this 2-in-1 model can be rebuilt into a SUV Racer.
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Customer Reviews on Amazon.com:
Amazing model. – By J. Arnold on January 4, 2016
This was the big splurge for my 8 year old son this year for Christmas. He loves Legos and race cars – so this was right up his alley. This was his first Technic kit, and while it took him probably about 12 hours over the course of two days to complete the model, he did great. Instructions were clear, but long, at 240 pages or so. We also got the motorized power function accessory kit, which was very cool and integrated well. I was a little surprised that the motor actually automates the opening and closing of the gull-wing doors and engine bay – I had expected it to drive the wheels. Still cool, but not what I expected.
The completed model is big and impressive, with working steering and many amazing details, like a working camshaft that operates visible pistons and a working differential. Highly recommend before Lego discontinues and the prices go up.
Amazing. – By Brian Harmon on January 2, 2016
Quite possibly the coolest LEGO set ever and we’ve owned 50+ of them.
Just incredible. Simple instructions (although 240+ pages!) but it’s worth it.
daughter and I had a great time putting together this extremely complicated model – By Scott Miller on January 2, 2016
My son, daughter and I had a great time putting together this extremely complicated model. I’ve been a lifelong fan of lego car models and since set 956, 8860, and 8386 (Ferrari F1). This one was by far the most complicated and interesting to build, and has unique features like opening gull-wing doors and rear engine cover (via the same gear crank and a clever selecting mechanism), and independent suspensions for all four wheels.
Compared with previous lego autos, this one has the right balance of generic parts used in ingenious ways (I counted 245+ of the little clicky male/male girder connectors), and specialized parts used for visual fidelity (fenders, etc). The 956 and 8860 had neat features from generic parts but weren’t as visually realistic. The 8836 looks amazing but has parts so specialized that it really can’t be anything else (I consider this the time that Lego lost their way). But this set has the best features of both and then some.
Highly recommended as a project to work on with young kids (my 6 y.o. daughter who could do most other sets could NOT have done this on her own, and my 3.5 year old was relegated to parts fetching and “press here”). The tight coupling of all the subassemblies makes it all a bit “one way” and certainly helps illustrate the importance of very carefully following instructions (backtracking is painful!)
Finally, budget some time and space as unbagging and organizing all the parts nicely took about 40-45 minutes and construction itself took 6 hours or so total.
I can’t recommend this set highly enough, and my kids give it two gigantic thumbs up as well.