Lego Technic is the ultimate boy’s toy — but this custom-built radio-controlled F1 car could make you want to dig out your old box of bricks even as an adult. Based on the Ferrari 248 F1, it’s just over 58cm long and weighs 3.7lbs (1.709kg) with a top speed of around 7.5mph (12km/h). It features 52 custom stickers and has full independent double wishbone suspension with push rods, along with return-to-center steering that moves with the steering wheel.
The rear spoiler raises with a shifting mechanism, which also lights up an LED brick at the rear to mimic the flames coming out the rear end of a real F1 car when you shift into 2nd gear. The Lego Technic RC F1 car, built by graphic designer Sariel, has a two-speed remote-control transmission with instant shifting, with the power train built around the rear axle as it’s the only place with enough space.
The 7.5mph top speed can be reached when the car is fitted with Eneloop batteries, but it’s much slower with normal ones. The bad news is you can’t buy one — but Sariel shows you how to make it along with a string of other amazing creations on his site.