Review: LEGO 42109 Top Gear Rally Car

Theme: Technic

Item: 42109

Pieces: 463

Buy it here: Shop LEGO

“This set is 39% LEGO Pins. I’m not joking…”

I have never built technic before, can you believe it?! So when I saw there was a remote control rally car, I jumped at this set. I imagined hours of fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, remote-controlled activities. Which, when edited correctly with 200-300% speed increase, you’ll get (see video below). In reality, maybe not so much.

Don’t get me wrong, the build was fun, it was something a little different than the brick on brick action I am used to, but I’m not kidding when I say it’s 39% LEGO pins. 181 pieces out of the 463 pieces are various types of pins. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just new for me!

Let’s chat about the performance. One of the reasons I got this, was with the vision to film a video that is a little different to stop motion animations I usually do.

Connecting to the app was ridiculously easy. I mean, unbelievably easy! I have more trouble with my Bluetooth speaker, which has one single function. I took the car out to the streets to start lining up shots. Initial thoughts, it wasn’t as fast as I expected. I probably over anticipated the power of the LEGO 9V electric motor, but that aside, it was still pretty fun. Another thing to remember is that LEGO plastic is very static! The moment I remove it from the plastic bags out of the box, it’s usually a magnet for cat hair, so you can imagine the dust and dirt that stuck to it on the road outside.