This company makes LEGO crate engines

Many automakers make crate engines. Those engines are sold to be used as replacements, upgrades, or as race engines. And then there is Replica Motorsport, a company that also makes crate engines. Sort of.

Replica Motorsport makes scales engines out of Lego. No, they do not run. No, they don’t even have moving internals like some Technic kits. But they do look really cool! They even come…. in a crate!

The engine choices vary widely but are generally limited to ones that have a cult following of some kind. Which has me wondering if I could drop the Porsche engine into my VW bus.

Prices for these crate engines are in line with typical crate engine prices, which is to say high. But wouldn’t it be great to create crazy custom hybrid setups between those engines and these cars?

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5 responses to “This company makes LEGO crate engines”

  1. onrails Avatar

    Great idea… but a bit too expensive by a factor of about 10 for the size and number of pieces.

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    So did you ever get that bus together Kamil? They have the directions for each of those sets online. You just put it on your phone or tablet and do it step by step since I believe you didn’t get the directions with that one.

    1. Troggy Avatar

      Missing and badly sorted parts I think were the problem. There are sites like rebrickable where you can get specific parts if they happen to be missing. I have used them and found them to be really good and as prompt as could be expected. I thought that the prices were reasonable too.

      I had to use them because my GT3 kit was also second-hand and was missing some bits.

    2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

      The Bus kit is definitely doable, mine was brand new with all the pieces and papers so it just required a muffin tin and lots of patience.

  3. outback_ute Avatar

    Whats the bet that billet 2JZ is actually just a cast aka moulded block?

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