Image 1: Michael with the final model
Technic designer Michael Jeppesen with the LEGO® Technic 42033 Record Breaker jet car.
First thing first: Did you get to drive a real jet car as part of your research for the 42033 Record Breaker?
Hehe, no. Sometimes we do get to try the real life versions of the wehicle we are designing -- unfortunately this was not one of those times.
What kind of record-breaking features can we expect from this feisty little rocket?
It’s really, really fast! Our pullback motor is designed to work with a wide range of wheel sizes, and in this case, we opted for small wheels for fast acceleration. With big wheels you lose some momentum on acceleration, and instead you increase the distance the car can go. This car is designed to reach maximum speed within the range of a typical children’s room/living room. And that fits in well with how real jet cars race: short but fast.