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Hydroplane Racer

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Thunder over the ocean with the Hydroplane Racer!

Item
42045
Ages
8-14
Pieces
180

Features

Enter the water speed championships with the Hydroplane Racer, featuring a unique aerodynamic design with large sponsons, large cockpit and a blue and white color scheme with black-and-white checkered racing stickers. This robust 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic model also features moving engine pistons and a spinning propeller, and can be rebuilt to create a Race Boat for a double build-and-play experience! Digital 3D building instructions for both models are available online.

  • Features a unique aerodynamic design with huge sponsons, large cockpit, detailed engine with moving pistons and a spinning propeller.
  • Check out the blue and white color scheme with sporty black-and-white checkered racing stickers.
  • Maneuver the Hydroplane Racer and see the engine and propeller spring to life.
  • This LEGO® Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
  • Appropriate for children aged 8 to 14.
  • Interactive, 3D Digital LEGO® BuildingInstructions app available online for both A and B models.
  • 2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Race Boat.
  • Hydroplane Racer measures over 2” (6cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.
  • Race Boat measures over 2” (6cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.

Building Instructions

Hydroplane Racer

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  • about 2 months ago
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    We were slow at work, so I built it there.
    | 45-54
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    I had no students show up at work on Saturday. I decided that this would be a great time to put this together. The "drive" system is very clever and quite animated. It doesn't float, and isn't a real hovercraft, but it does look cool going over a flat tabletop, and my coworkers had a ton of fun playing with it.
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    Build Time: 50 mins
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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  • about 2 years ago
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    Small but cool
    | 14-18
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    I got this set for Christmas from Santa Claus. At first, I thought that it would be a very boring set to play with. However, I was proved wrong. The easy build gives a hydroplane with a powertrain that spins the propeller and moves the 4-flat engine! The only gripe is the very hard to place stickers, but it is a very minor gripe. It is a great football player!
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    Build Time: 51 mins
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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  • over 2 years ago
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    | 14-18
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    The lego product came in good condition. The features of this lego set are pretty cool and there is a two in one which is race boat and a racer.
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    Build Time: 37 mins
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  • about 2 years ago
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    I would recommend this to a friend!
    this is a great starter set for people just getting in to technic.
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