It’s Fathers day this coming weekend in the UK. A day I get to rest, put my feet up, have a beer, perhaps play some Warzone…yeh right! Stumped on what to get your Father this year? Do they like cars, or Lego, or both?
Here are a some of the best lego toy cars, you can help your dad, this Fathers day.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – £129.99
An iconic car, one that most Fathers should know about, regardless of their age. The Aston Martin DB5. Modified to allow Bond to take on the likes of Auric Goldfinger, Oddjob, and Emilio Largo, the car became so popular that an exact replica of the one used to promote Thunderball sold for £5.2 million at auction in 2019.
You might not be able to get your hands on the (almost) real thing for Dad, but you can gift him his own Lego version. Fitted with cool little brick-built gadgets, the model car has been designed to provide a challenging and nostalgia-filled building experience. At the higher end — price wise —compared to the Audi sports car, but given its historic status in the classic car world, it could be the perfect present for a movie car-loving dad.
Audi Sport Quattro S1 — £17.99
In 1985, the German brand’s Sport Quattro S1 was the talk of most towns, when racing car driver, Michele Mouton, won the 1985 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in record time. Being the only woman to enter the competition that year, Ms Mouton would immortalise this iconic sports car that we now have the pleasure of being able to replicate with building bricks.
If Dad has been spending more time with the kids recently, coming up with new ways to be creative, why not set up your own hill climb-inspired race indoors? For less than £20, you could be building and racing for hours this Father’s Day.
App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car — £124.99
Now this one is a bit more of me! Next is a Lego car that isn’t a replica of a famous vehicle, but instead based on Top Gear, and more specifically, The Stig. Similar in price to the Aston Martin DB5, the 463-piece toy is perfect for racing car fans who would love to drive like the character who never takes off his helmet. Fitted with authentic sound effects, you steer the car using the Lego Technic Control+ app, and put your skills to the test with racing challenges.
Can’t get your hands on a driving circuit experience this year and thinking of something to pass the time on June 21? This might just be the ideal way to thank Dad and give him a taste of a unique driving experience that includes the little ones too.
Land Rover Defender – £159.99
To finish with a bang, this is the Land Rover Defender and it’s a beast! Originally designed in the ‘80s, the off-road driving machine has had a list of special releases over the years – including the 2000 Tomb Raider edition that celebrated Land Rover’s foray into movieland. But such is the nature of limited releases, versions of the Defender – that inspires the most – can sometimes be hard to come by.
So, if Dad’s favorite Defender is off the realistic list for purchase, he can still conquer all types of terrain thanks to Lego’s brick version. Packed with realistic details, and 2,573 pieces to build, it could keep the perfect gift to keep him entertained for hours on end this Father’s Day.
So that’s it. There are some cool looking Lego models that dad can spend hours building, on his day off becasue we all dads love building stuff. Shout out to Lookers for hooking us up with some inspiration.