LEGO Technic 42011 Pullback Race Car Review

One more car! I found recently myself completing an order to Amazon with this little lovely race car that I built with my son assistance. As he insisted we decorated this one with the stickers ( Booh!).

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car

Ok, so about the model… let’s do a proper review…

Model data

Name Racer Car
Ref. Code 42011
Theme Technic
Year 2013
Parts 158
Price £14.99
Price per part 0.09
Minifigs None
Parts inventory

Model background

The super-fast, super-sleek, super-cool Race Car is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of LEGO Technic. This realistic 2-in-1 street racer features easy-to-follow instructions, colorful styling and a unique motor – just pull back, release and watch it fly! Have hours of fun racing to the finish line! For an even more action-packed play experience, combine your model with the 42010 Off-Road Racer for a super-fast Dragster with pull-back motor, adjustable rear wing and opening cockpit!

Model Box

As this model is part of the LEGO Technic cheapest most basic range, the box is small but contains a decent amount of pieces.


As it is stated on the box this model can be joined with the 42010 Off-road racer to create a dragster car.

lego technic 42010

It isn’t really explained anywhere but the model that results from joining both 42010 and 42011 uses just one pullback “motor”. I haven’t tried myself, but I have read quite a few reviews that says that the extra model isn’t really that cool.

Building experience

This is a small but fun LEGO Technic model. It isn’t really complex and you can have it built in around 30 minutes. Really, don’t expect anything complex or challenging in this model.

Complete model

So this is the complete Racer Car without any stickers.

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car

You can see the detail of the fake exhaust pipes and the rear spoilers

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car

The front of the car is really quite nice for such an small model with so little parts.

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car

LEGO designers did a notable work with the fake motor where six connectors imitate the real motor’s pistons.

LEGO Technic 42011 Race Car


It won’t be fair to give a score to this model without sharing with you the amount of frustration this little car generated on my son and me.

After several failed attempts I finally realized that the wheels where slipping on my floor. ( Using different wheels saved the day ).

Miguel says 6.5/10
Building experience
Value for money


– Small and easy to build
– Quite affordable
– It moves!


– Lack of complexity
– It isn’t very fun ( at least on my floor! )

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