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42048-1 Race Kart

42048-1

Race Kart

Race Kart is LEGO set 42048-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 8 scored reviews and 8 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 34.69% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Technic.

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Average rating

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for Technic in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.1, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.61 / 5 → 92 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 82 / 100 → 82 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 8 / 10 → 80 / 100

The LEGO Car Blog Recommendation: meh 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Set information

Set ID: 42048-1
Name: Race Kart
Parts: 345

Retail price (USD):
Original: 29.99
Inflation adjusted: 31.95

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.09
Inflation adjusted: 0.1

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 68 reviews

Yeah, the steering radius is a bit bigger than I'd like, but for the price and the overall experience me and my 5 year old really love it.I wanted something to augment our lego motors to experiment and learn. This is a great kit for that. Has all the basics, including two-gear transmission, but doesn't get TOO complicated for beginners like us.Was also our first Technic set overall and again, a great introduction to it.

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Recommendation: meh 4.61 / 5 from 18 reviews

This would be a very good set for kids that are interested in LEGO. It looks just like the kart I autocross.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 18 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 82 / 100

42048 Race Kart was reviewed in issue 17 of Blocks Magazine.

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Vaderfan2187's Blog

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

This is a great LEGO Technic set – I really do like it. Both models look nice, the parts included are great with the orange, purple, and transmission elements, playability is quite good with the driving and transmission settings, and the price is great too. I would not hesitate picking this up, even if it was at full price, if you still can.

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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: meh 8 / 10 by Jim

Besides the rather large turning radius, there are no real downsides to this model. I love the looks and color scheme. It also it contains various unique and rare parts. It even features a working gearbox and working steering wheel. The set comes with printed instructions for the B-model, so it's basically a real 2-in-1 set.

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The LEGO Car Blog

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Recommendation: meh 7 / 10 by The LEGO Car Blog Team

There are many good things about this set. The styling. The engine detailing. A proper gearbox. That seat. The fact that it looks good with or without the stickers. Everything in its rightful place and looking all Go-Karty. It's good value for money. It's a superb looking model. If it steered like 854 it would get a 10. It barely steers at all.

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