5 virus-free Lego time-lapse videos for kids of all ages

As more and more of us hunker down in our homes and wait for the wave of COVID-19 to pass us by, parents of school-age children are likely scrambling for ways to keep their kids entertained. Last week we suggested some automotive movies to watch, but those were mostly aimed at an adult audience. So, let’s turn to an old friend—Lego—for some youthful entertainment.

Parental warning: Lego says these car kits are designed for ages 16 and older, so if you decide to order one, younger kids will need your help putting it together. Face it, you were going to anyway.

1967 Ford Mustang GT

If you weren’t already aware, our video team loves Lego. So asking one of our talented video team members to create a super cool time lapse of a Lego car is like asking Mario Andretti to drive fast. Let’s just say the answer is never “no thanks.” The team’s latest creation stars an iconic, 1471-piece 1967 Ford Mustang GT.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5

The 1295-piece kit comes appointed in full 007 spec, complete with the pop-out machine guns up front, bullet-proof screen in back, and an ejector seat.

Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

Camping—and seclusion—sounds like a great idea right about now, doesn’t it? Check out our build of this 1334-piece Volkswagen T1 camper van. It won’t take long. Only two minutes. Sadly, according to Lego’s website, this one is on backorder.

1973 Volkswagen Beetle

It would seem that our video guys don’t simply enjoy Lego cars in general, but specifically Volkswagen Lego cars. And doesn’t a VW Beetle seem appropriate anyway? Finally, a good Bug to talk about. The bad news is, like the camper van above, this 1167-piece VW is also on backorder.

1987 Ferrari F40

This time-lapse Lego build is that one that started it all. From zero to complete in less than a minute. Not quite as quick as the Ferrari F40’s actual 0–60 time of 4.2 seconds, but definitely entertaining. This Lego set is retired, but you can find them (for a lot of money) on other sites.


Land Rover Defender

Not our video, and not a time-lapse, but it gives you an idea of just how intricate and off-the-charts cool Lego cars have become. This Land Rover Defender can practically do it all (from a kid’s perspective, anyway).

Honda Civic Type R

This crazy, full size Honda Civic Type R Lego car was created by Honda Australia. Judging from the video, we’re not sure if it moves, but we’re guessing probably not. Still an amazing creative effort. Warning: Do not try this at home… Not without thousands of Legos and lots of help. If you’re self-quarantining, it may have to wait.

Bugatti Chiron

The Big Daddy of all Lego car builds, this Bugatti Chiron is not only full size, it actually runs and moves. And it took one million Lego pieces to make it happen. You may want to stick to the actual Lego kit, but it’ll cost you $350 for the 3599-piece model, which is hardly child’s play.

Assembly line

It’s one thing to put a Lego car together by hand and a completely different thing to build an assembly line that’ll do it for you. Thank you, Daniele Benedettelli. We’re still blown away by your creation.

Do you own any of these Lego sets yourself? Have a cherished automotive Lego creation? Share your experience below.

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