Who says you need millions to buy a supercar? Lego makes you drive what you love

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There are a few things have become iconic name brands not only in South Africa, but all over the world. And toys do not fall out of this category. Barbie, Hot Wheels and LEGO are just some of the names from yesteryear which are still very popular today.

And let's be honest, Lego, and even Hot Wheels, is still a huge toy obsession for many adults. I know quite a few who claim to buy Lego for the kids when its really for themselves.

What better way to bring cars and Lego together for petrolheads than getting a car of your dreams to build - over and over again, right in the comfort of your own living room - or mancave.

I won't lie, I am drawn to the car section of the LEGO department of any toy store, but I could never justify buying one of those sets for myself. My daughter has just turned six years old, and she's only now become obsessed with it - and now I finally get what my friends are on about when they're ordering Lego for their kids when its for their own pleasure.

Whether it's a little Duplo starter car set such as My First Helicopter and Police Car, or a slightly larger car, you want to work yourself up to those absolute gems Lego has in the form of their Porsche, Ferrari and Bugatti models - but there's so much more to choose from. One such of those models is the Technic McLaren Senna GTR "with its meticulous attention to detail, there's a va-va-voom vehicle to make any car fans eyes light up!" says LEGO.

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Here are a few picks to choose from, whether you're buying them online or popping in at your regular grocery store; they make for the perfect gift anytime during the year, no matter who it's for:

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

1. LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler: - R999.99

Whether you’re a young builder looking for a new challenge, or an adult fan of LEGO bricks and the exciting outdoor lifestyle that’s synonymous with the Jeep Wrangler brand, this set is sure to get your pulse racing. Modeled after the iconic off-roader, this set is just right for children of all ages (nine years 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.

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR

2. LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR - R999.99

Few supercar fans can afford the R25.6m price tag for the original of this twin turbocharged icon of speed, but fans of all ages are sure to love this one, says LEGO.

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 colors mean this set also makes for a great display piece in the home of any motorsport fan.

LEGO Technic Ferrari 488

3. LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE - R3499.99

The highly prestigious Ferrari 488 GTE is a car unlike any other – and for any sports car fan, the LEGO Ferrari 488 GTE set provides a thrilling building experience thanks to its detailed design. 

LEGO says it is 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.

Each set also comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.
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