LEGO Technic Car
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LEGO Technic has garnered a dedicated following for its intricate, engineering-focused sets that cater to both novices and expert builders. It’s all about the thrill of creating working mechanisms and understanding the nuts and bolts of how things operate. LEGO Technic sets, and in particular, the LEGO Technic car, have become a fan-favourite category, allowing builders to assemble stunning, functional vehicles with realistic features. The LEGO Ferrari, for instance, has taken the concept of car replicas to a whole new level, offering the perfect blend of elegance and engineering precision. So, whether you’re a gearhead, a budding engineer, or just someone who appreciates the beauty of fine-tuned machinery, LEGO Technic car sets offer a hands-on, captivating experience that’s revving up the excitement for builders of all ages.

Set Details

The Ferrari 488 GTE has achieved remarkable wins in some of the most challenging endurance races worldwide. Now, you have the opportunity to build your very own LEGO® Technic™ model of this iconic car, complete with authentic design elements. Embodying the endurance racing spirit of Ferrari, this racing car model showcases meticulous attention to detail, featuring front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and a functional steering wheel. The set also includes original stickers and authentic colours for a perfect finish. Specifically designed for adults who appreciate exceptional design, this LEGO Technic car building kit provides an engaging and immersive building experience, resulting in a stunning display model. With a height of over 13 cm, length of 48 cm, and width of 21 cm, this model is an impressive addition to any collection. Additionally, the set includes a special building instruction book with exclusive content, offering insights into the car and the AF Corse 51 team.

Model Name Ferrari 488 GTE ‘AF Corse
Model Number 42125
Theme Technics
Sub Themes Licensed
Pieces 1677
Minifigures N/A
Launch Date December 2020
Current Status Retiring Soon
Date Retired N/A
RRP £170

Investment Potential

A great looking car from the Ferrari supercar brand, LEGO Technic 42125 is due to retire at the end of this year after a 3 year shelf life.

Currently available at for its RRP of £169.99 its worth shopping around as its currently £135 at Argos or £134.99 at Amazon.

Launch RRP £170
Price Per Piece £0.10
Launch Price per piece £0.10
5th Year Value £267
Percentage Increase 57%
Expected Annual Growth 10%
Theme Growth 7%
Sub Theme Growth 9%

Theme Analysis

The wider LEGO Technic theme has been one of the mainstays of LEGO over the years and now has over 400 retired sets, delivering an impressive annualised return of 7% across them all. The Licensed sub-theme has delivered a slightly higher annual return of 9% and we have looked at a few of the sets below.

The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) retired at the end of 2018 with an RRP of £260 and is currently valued at over £600 delivering 20% annualised return to date whilst the LEGO technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) has more than doubled from its £55 RRP since retiring just over 5 years ago (19% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
42054 CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC December 2017 £130 £257 98% 12%
42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure December 2018 £55 £127 131% 19%
42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS December 2018 £260 £638 145% 20%
42078 Mack Anthem December 2019 £140 £213 52% 12%

Comparable Set Analysis

We have taken a deeper dive into the performance of all LEGO Ferrari sets across all themes and sub-themes. In total there have been over 30 sets retired so far and as a group deliver an annualised growth of 12%. One thing that stands out is how consistent the growth is across all of the sets, with just one set not returning 8% a year historically!

The LEGO Creator Expert Ferrari F40 (10248) has delivered 250% growth from retiring in December 2017 with an RRP of £55 whilst LEGO Racers Enzo Ferrari 1:10 is now 7 times the RRP of £80 when it retired in 2006 (12% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
75913 F14 T & Scuderia Ferrari Truck December 2016 £80 £212 165% 15%
10248 Ferrari F40 December 2017 £75 £263 251% 24%
8653 Enzo Ferrari 1:10 December 2006 £80 £561 601% 12%
8386 Ferrari F1 Racer 1:10 December 2005 £50 £246 392% 9%


A great looking set from a very solid and reliable theme, available at a nearly 20% discount, soon to retire, all backed up by the stellar performance of 30+ retired LEGO Ferrari sets. What’s not to love but make sure you’re quick, its due to disappear from the shelves at the end of the year!