Lego Racers

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This article is about the product range of Lego sets. For the video game, see Lego Racers (video game).
Lego Racers
Lego Racers logo.svg
Sub‑themes Tiny Turbos
Power Slammers
Speed Racer
Ferrari
Power Racers
Faster and the Furious
Availability 2001 (Name first seen, but was as early as 1975)–Present
Total sets more than 30
Official website

Lego Racers is a product line (or theme) of the construction toy Lego. The range was first introduced in 1975 with a Formula 1 car model.[1] However, the brand only really started to become a core theme in 2001, with the release of a series of mini racecars. Made from only a small number of large bricks, these toys were designed more as racing car toys than a construction toy, and included a launcher element (which doubled up as a storage container) that could be used to propel the vehicles.

Over time, the theme has developed, bringing it more in line with the style of other Lego products, whilst still encouraging a racing form of gameplay. The theme has also included licensed models of real-life high-speed cars, such as a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Ferrari FXX.

Sets[edit]

Speed Racer[edit]

Main article: Lego Speed Racer

The Lego Racers Speed Racer sets allow you to create your own Lego Speed Racer race. Here is a table listing all the models (as of December 2008):[2]

Model Number Model Name
8158 Speed Racer & Snake Oiler
8159 Racer X & Taejo Togokahn
8160 Cruncher Block & Racer X
8161 Grand Prix Race

Tiny Turbos[edit]

The Lego Racers Tiny Turbo sets allow you to create your own street races. Here is a table listing all the models (as of April 2010):

Model Number Model Name
8147 Bullet Run
8148 Eagle Roadster
8149 Midnight Streak
8150 ZX-9 Turbo
8151 Adrift Sport
8152 Speed Chasing
8154 Brick Street Customs
8495 Crosstown Craze
8119 Thunder Racer
8122 Desert Racer
8120 Rally Sprinter
8121 Track Marshal
8124 Ice Rally
8125 Thunder Raceway
8126 Desert Challenge
8186 Street Extreme
8182 Monster Crushers
8196 Chopper Jump
8197 Highway Chaos
8198 Ramp Crash
8199 Security Smash
8194 Nitro Muscle
8195 Turbo Tow
8192 Lime Racer
8193 Blue Bullet

Power Racers[edit]

The Lego Racers Power Racers sets allow you to create your own races. Here is a table listing all the models (as of April 2010):

Model Number Model Name
8490 Desert Hopper
8491 Ram Rod
8492 Mud Hopper
8493 Power Ace
8494 Ring of Fire
8496 Desert Hammer
8162 Race Rig
8163 Blue Sprinter
8164 Extreme Wheelie
8165 Monster Jumper
7967 Fast
7968 Strong
7970 Hero
7971 Bad

Ferrari[edit]

The Lego Racers Ferrari sets allow you to create your own Ferrari races. Here is a table listing all the models (as of April 2010):

Model Number Model Name
8142 Ferrari 248 F1 1:24
8143 Ferrari F430 Challenge
8145 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
8153 Ferrari F1 Truck
8155 Ferrari F1 Pit
8156 Ferrari FXX 1:17
8157 Ferrari F1 1:9
8132 Ferrari F1 Racers
8168 Ferrari Victory
8185 Ferrari Truck
8674 Ferrari F1 1:8
8386 Ferrari F1 1:10
8653 Ferrari Enzo 1:10

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lipkowitz, Daniel (2009). The Lego Book. Dorling Kindersley. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-4053-4169-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.brickset.com/browse/themes/?theme=Racers&year=2008