No matter how old you are, LEGO is always going to be a sound purchase. However, if you peruse the current crop of big LEGO cars, they're almost always worth over £100 and take a fair bit of experience to properly build. Sometimes a smaller, cheaper set is what's required. That's exactly what =LEGO Speed Champions offer.
These sets are relatively inexpensive (most retail for less than £20) and are pretty faithful replicas of real-life cars. Obviously, the blocky nature of LEGO means they won't be as realistic as other models, but it's LEGO after all.
We've chosen our favourite Speed Champion cars currently on sale so you can pick the best LEGO car that doesn't put you into an unarranged overdraft.
The best LEGO Speed Champions sets
LEGO 76895 Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo
A modern LEGO Ferrari
Where better to start than with a LEGO Ferrari, and a fantastic one at that. The F8 Tributo has impressed us a lot since its introduction and now it comes in LEGO form. LEGO has managed to make this small model look curved and aerodynamic, impressive for a company that makes mainly oblong blocks.
LEGO 76900 Speed Champions Koenigsegg Jesko
LEGO hyper car
If you're nine and speed comes above literally everything else in a car, a Koenigsegg Jesko is probably your dream car. Capable of over 300 mph thanks to 1600 bhp (the real car, not this LEGO model), this model is one cool hypercar. The set contains 280 pieces and will make them the envy of any child petrolhead.
LEGO 76901 Speed Champions Toyota GR Supra
LEGO for the drifters
Fan of the Toyota GR Supra but don't like the near £50,000 asking price for even the most basic model? Well, you're in luck, the BMW-based sports car is now available in LEGO form. It comes with 299 pieces, swappable wheel trims and comes in a fantastic yellow colour. There's enough room for two Minifigures too.
LEGO 75890 Speed Champions Ferrari F40 Competizione
How about something a little older? The Ferrari F40 is widely regarded as one of the best supercars, not just of the '80s, but of all time and it is a really cool LEGO model too. The set comes with 198 pieces and can transform effortlessly between the regular F40 and the super-rare (and brutal) F40 Competizione.
Speed Champions LEGO 76897 Audi Sport quattro S1 Racer Toy
Make a LEGO rally stage
Not every LEGO Speed Champions set is a super-fast road car. In fact, some are super fast rally cars, like this Audi Quattro S1 rally car. Made from 250 pieces, this set offers a choice of wheel trims, detachable spot lamps and a rally-ready Minifigure. It's the perfect option for rally lovers.
LEGO 75892 Speed Champions McLaren Senna
The McLaren Senna is a child's dream supercar. It looks ridiculous, costs a lot of money and is insanely quick. Now available in Speed Champions form, this set will make an ideal gift. It comes with 214 pieces overall and includes a LEGO wind tunnel, change of rims and a Minifigure.