A couple months ago, LEGO fan blogs had confirmed the toy brick manufacturer’s intent to build a scale version of Audi’s RS Q e-tron Dakar rally car. Model kit #42160 was listed as one of LEGO’s more extensive “Technic” kits. While details weren’t exactly right, we now have full details direct from the source. While not available yet, we now know the retail price will be $179.99, that it’ll be have remote control functionality and 914 pieces. Further photos and a product page have gone live on the Lego website.
Here’s what we know, as released from Lego.
Kids who love rally cars can put their skills to the test as they build this LEGO® Technic™ Audi RS Q e-tron 42160 model. As they build, they’ll gain an insight into the real-world electric car that Audi built to navigate the harsh desert conditions of the Dakar Rally. This model incorporates many realistic details, like the individual suspension on each of the car’s 4 wheels. It also features a new Technic wheel element created especially for this model to reflect the full-sized Audi’s wheel design.
See the car in action
Kids can put their rally car to the test using the CONTROL+ app to drive backwards and forwards and steer the car.
A great way to build
LEGO Technic sets feature realistic details that introduce young LEGO builders to engineering in an approachable way. Give kids a fun building adventure with the LEGO Builder app. Here they can zoom in and rotate models and track progress.
- Build an ’electric’ rally car – Kids aged 10+ who love rally cars can explore new engineering skills as they build a LEGO® Technic™ model version of the Audi RS Q e-tron 2022 Dakar rally car
- Remote-controlled functions – Kids will love putting their remote-controlled rally car to the test using the CONTROL+ app to drive forwards and backwards and steer the car
- Faithful details – This set incorporates many features from the real Audi RS Q e-tron rally car, including a new Technic™ wheel element created especially for this model
- 4-wheel suspension – Just like the real car, this model version features independent suspension on each of the 4 wheels
- A gift for kids aged 10+ – This LEGO® Technic™ Audi RS Q e-tron (42160) model kit makes a gift idea for car lovers and Audi fans
- Measurements – This LEGO® Technic™ building set measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 14.5 in. (37 cm) long and 7 in. (19 cm) wide
- A helping hand – Discover intuitive instructions in the LEGO® Builder app where builders can zoom in and rotate models in 3D, track their progress and save sets as they develop new skills
- An introduction to engineering – LEGO® Technic™ buildable model sets feature realistic movement and mechanisms that introduce young LEGO builders to the universe of engineering
- High quality – LEGO® Technic™ components meet rigorous industry standards to ensure they are consistent, compatible and connect reliably every time
- Safety first – LEGO® Technic™ components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analyzed to make sure they meet strict global safety standards
More Information: Lego.com