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Car Transporter

Car Transporter is LEGO set 42098-1. It has a score of 85. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 8 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 32.38% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Technic.

42098-1 Car Transporter

Average rating



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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for Technic in 2019 is 0.13. PPP for this set is 0.07, which is better.

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Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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

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Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.56 / 5 → 91 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

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

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

Set information

Set ID: 42098-1
Name: Car Transporter
Parts: 2493

Retail price (USD):
Original: 179.99
Inflation adjusted: 179.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.07
Inflation adjusted: 0.07

2019 Technic

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Recommendation: meh 4.56 / 5 from 9 reviews

I absolutely love this set! It is way larger than I expected and has high playability. But it was missing one of those yellow 3 stud long axles for the differential casing, I was able to use one of the brown 3 stud long axels with the stopper at the end, other than that it's amazing.

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Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 from 31 reviews

My son saved and saved for this set. We paid $190 for a 2 in 1 set that only comes with the direction book for ONE of the sets. My son was very disappointed as he wanted to build the second set and it was harder to follow the online directions. It's a nice set, but seriously, for the much money, you can't print the instructions for all of it?!

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 from 1 review

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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Recommendation: yes by Alexander

The LEGO Technic flagship sets of 2019 are yet to be released, but it's safe to say that 42098 Car Transporter is one of the most engaging and surprising products of the last several years. This set has so many advantages, it's hard to find a reason not to get one in case you're choosing one to get this autumn. It's a brilliant collection of pieces for custom builds, it's 3 models in one set, and it's simply a great toy.

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

It has some flaws and requires lots of space to be played with (have you tried manoeuvring an 86 cm-long truck with trailer lately?). But it is huge and imposing, has realistic looks, and, most of all, has heaps of playability. When I first heard that a car transporter was coming to Technic as a large set, I thought "meh", but I'm glad to be wrong.

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Recommendation: yes by Dimitri

The overall look of the car transporter is a wondrous thing. Regardless of the size, it looks incredibly accurate to its real life counterparts and really comes into its own once one or more cars are placed on top or below. Technic sets more than anything rely on stickers to add the necessary details and in this instance they look fantastic too, really adding to the final look.

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Recommendation: yes by Huw

I thought this would be a dull and boring set but I was mistaken. It looks very impressive, the controls are manifold and work well, and -- I haven't mentioned this yet -- it's a fantastic parts pack for Technic builders.

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