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Review of the LEGO Creator Ferrari F40

The #10248 LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 that was recently released for LEGO VIP members (and will be available for everyone else at the beginning of August) has been getting some really positive reviews, so today we will look at this set in more detail. You can read the full press-release (which is really interesting as it delves into the history of the original vehicle, as well as the challenges faced in designing the LEGO model), and see the designer video here: LEGO Ferrari F40 Press-Release & More! So let’s take a closer look at this awesome set! 🙂

#10248 LEGO Ferrari F40 Press Release

First of all, we will start with the official description and specks. I have shared these before in the previous article, but I will add them here for your convenience: Build your very own Ferrari F40! Get up close to one of the world’s greatest supercars—the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine! Open the doors and you’ll discover complete authenticity, right down to the crafted cabled door handles, steering wheel with Ferrari logo and 2 red racing seats, while under the hood you’ll find a luggage compartment and tools. A special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road-gripping tires add the final touches to this intricately designed model, a must-have for all Ferrari fans! 1158 pieces. Price is $99.99 – BUY HERE

#10248 LEGO Ferrari F40
  • Features an array of brick-built details, including a hinged, vented rear hatch, detailed twin-turbocharged, 90 degree V8 engine with quick release function, opening doors and hood with luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles, windscreen element with printed A-pillars, steering wheel with Ferrari logo, 2 red racing seats and custom-made, molded rim inserts.
  • Racing-red color scheme!
  • Build your very own Ferrari F40!
  • Checkout the awesome brick-built details!
  • Lift the vented rear hatch to reveal the detailed V8 engine
    Open the doors to access the detailed, authentic interior
    Take this iconic sports car for a spin!
  • Ferrari F40 measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (27cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide
#10248 LEGO Ferrari F40 Side

LEGO did an excellent job on recreating the general shape of the vehicle. It undoubtedly look like a Ferrari F40, so no problems there. But what you will most enjoy about this set is the building experience. The number of unique and unexpected building techniques used is just mind-blowing. It is hard to appreciate this on pictures, as all you see is a red vehicle, but once you start building you will be saying, “Wow! That’s so clever!” many-many times! In fact this is one set that would probably be worth building, taking apart, and rebuilding several times just for the experience and for learning advanced building techniques.

#10248 LEGO Ferrari F40 Functions

The #10248 LEGO Creator Ferrari F40 is also quite functional with an opening hood, engine compartment and doors. And as you will see from the video-review below by JANGBRiCKS, the engine is removable. Although there are several good reviews on this set by now, I choose to include JANGBRiCKS’ because he is actually familiar with the original car, so he is not just looking at this set as a LEGO model, but as a fan of the real-life vehicle. In the video-player below you can also find the speed-build of the set, in case you want to see how it’s put together.

While the LEGO Ferrari F40 does have some small stickers, the window and the wedges that form the pillars at the back are printed. One of my only complaint about this set is that the printing is a bit too dark. LEGO did try, by adding a layer of silver under the print, but it still doesn’t match the red of the body. The final result doesn’t look too bad or distracting though. The lights at the back of the vehicle look a bit dark too, as these are transparent pieces over black. Some people solved this problem by adding a small piece of light colored paper behind the lights – a simple solution.

#10248 LEGO Ferrari F40 Back View

As JANGBRiCKS said in his review, this set is a worthy replica of the original Ferrari F40, that will please not just those who are into advanced LEGO car models, but even those who truly appreciate the real car and its place in history. Besides the few minor points mentioned above, I have no complaints about this set. And, unlike several other sets released this year, this one is even priced really well! If you are a fan of the Ferrari F40, like LEGO car models, or just want to experience a set with really interesting advanced building techniques, I would encourage you to check it out. You can find it under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ferrari F40? Do you think it is a worthy representation of the original car? Are you planning to add it to your collection? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • jabber-baby-wocky July 24, 2015, 9:40 AM

    That’s really impressive about the building techniques. Up to this point I only saw a red car, but looking at the techniques it might very well be worth getting it. Especially for that price. We rarely get such good price/piece ratio these days.

  • Eggbert1 July 24, 2015, 12:10 PM

    Bought it 2 weeks ago, finally getting around to building it. I’m halfway through. The building techniques are pretty cool and something I wouldn’t have thought of myself. Also I noticed that the build starts mirroring the real car in the sense that the the frame is built, then the body panels & doors around it next and so on. Part II starts the engine, but the first part complete, looks like a F40 chassis that you’d expect to see while it was being built in Maranello….This has been my favorite set so far!

    • admin July 24, 2015, 12:13 PM

      That’s a really good notice about the sequence the car is built! Makes the set even cooler! 😀

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