Did you know that Lego makes some of the best RC (remote-controlled) car and trucks for kids to play with? You might not know this, but Lego’s history of RC Car sets dates back to the late 1960s. Advanced technology, sophisticated build diagrams, and head-scratching: that’s what the new Lego RC cars are like – as well as fun to drive. That’s why they’re so popular: you build it from scratch and drive your own RC car.
Buying a Lego RC car is part of the fun. Finding the right one for you and selecting it is rewarding. You can read about the different types of RC cars from Lego as well as about The Lego Store from customer reviews so that you can make better-informed buying decisions.
When you consider buying one for your child, what should you be looking at? Firstly, you need to find one that is fun-looking, easy enough to build (and take apart), and will provides lots of fun for hours of playtime. The Lego Store has a section for RC cars that you can scroll to find the one that suits your child most.
The Lego Store offers individual sets for RC cars: Lego Technic Off-Road Buggy, Lego Technics RC Tracked Racer; Lego Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader, and the Lego Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car.
Each one offers a different theme and type of vehicle to control. They are all powered by Leg’s Motors, Hubs, Move Hubs, and Remote Controls.
The Lego Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader is a rugged truck with huge wheels and tires for traversing obstacles and rough terrain. It can be remote controlled by pairing with a smartphone via the Lego Technic Control+ app or the Lego Remote Control unit. It is built from 958 pieces and is suitable for ages 11 years and older.
Lego’s App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is a high-speed rally car for blitzing courses. It is made of 463 pieces and is suitable for ages 9 years and older. This Lego RC car is designed to be controlled by the smartphone app called Lego Technic Control+ App, with different app screens for controlling drive, reverse, steering, accelerating, braking, and negotiating obstacles. The app also features built-in racing challenges for players/drivers to test themselves on.
For kids wanting a more traditional RC car, the Lego Technic Off-Road Buggy is the best. Build obstacle courses, race tracks, and obstacles: this Off-Road Buggy is designed for speed, agility, durability, and fun. It is brightly colored, features front and rear independent suspension controls, and can be played with the smartphone app, Lego Control+ app. It is built from 374 pieces and is suitable for kids 10 years and older.
The final Lego RC car in our guide is the Lego Technic RC Tracked Racer. It features 370 pieces and is designed for children older than 9 years. It can spin, turn, climb, and race in all directions thanks to its unique tracked design. It is controlled by the Lego Remote Control. This model can also be rebuilt into an RC Off-Road Truck.