LEGO® Technic Desert Racer - 42027.

LEGO® Technic Desert Racer - 42027.

Product summary


Product description / spec


This Desert Racer can handle any terrain. There is a pull-back motor to power it forward and 4 massive tyres to tackle any obstacle. This great little model also features a roll-cage to protect the driver and a row of lights across the top. There's a cool winch to get it out of tough spots as well as an angled exhaust and the bodywork has decals and a race number. For an action-packed adventure, combine your model with 42026 Black Champion Racer to create a race Truck with 2 pull-back motors.

LEGO® model number: 42027

Features a tough front winch, roll cage, chunky tyres, cool styling and a pull-back motor for fast-paced fun.

Use the tough front winch to get out of tough spots.

Technic elements to develop your building skills.

  • LEGO Technic.
  • Ride the rough stuff with the chunky tyres.
  • Size H6.1, W26.2, D14.1cm.
  • For ages 7 years and over.
  • EAN: 5702015122559.


  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
  • Only for domestic use.
  • To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.

Additional Information

Prices correct as displayed but are subject to change

Customer reviews and ratings

LEGO® Technic Desert Racer - 42027. 4.8 5 4 4
easy for great grandson to build Gavin loved making these and he has a fun time racing them...he would like to make the truck that uses the combined 42026 and sets....I cannot find the directions on site... can someone help me? 10 August 2014
Desert Racer After building the whopping mobile crane this came as a nice, easy relaxing build. I would strongly recommend it as a Technic starter's set. The pull-back motor is more powerful than I expected, and can propel the vehicle over 5 meters. Something that really surprised me was the sturdiness of the build. Even though it isn't particularly compact, the chassis is very strong and even the roll cage is quite firm. This model isn't exactly packed with features, but for only 149 pieces I reckon it's not too bad - there's a winch, opening roof, plus details like an adjustable seat, steering wheel, lights and two large angled rear exhausts. They all combine to create a cool little racer. It was smaller than I had hoped, however, and is only 170 mils long. But I would choose this over it's counterpart, the black racer, as it has more pieces, and more functions. The lime green colouring is a nice bonus and really makes it stand out. But is green the right colour for a desert vehicle? What about mixed tan or brown? The only real issue is that the winch's hook flies all over the place, especially on impact with the ground after a jump (something I had to try after construction and yes, it can execute good jumps). To fix this just attach the hook's stud to the green 5 beam behind it. Never thought I'd say this, but placing the stickers on was actually enjoyable as they make the set so much more authentic. It really is a fun build, something to enjoy and the play experience, particularly for younger children, is great value for $30 and is parallel to something 10 times as big, like the Cargo plane. I definitely look forward to the next wave of Technic pull-back racers, if there is one. 05 August 2014
From a 6-year old: "Fairly easy to build. I loved the pullback motor. Although, this one is the slowest of the pullback models..." 29 June 2014
Great toy Brought this for a friends sons birthday he really loved it 29 March 2014
1-4 of 4

Credit offers

Argos card

Get longer to pay with the Argos Card

LEGO® Technic Desert Racer - 42027. 184/8034

Cash price £17.99

How to get this deal

Buy now, pay later on the Argos Card

Get the Argos Card

The Buy now, pay later plan presented is the best one available on this product. Please select Apply for credit in the Trolley to enjoy paying later with an Argos Card

Already have the Argos Card

Select the Buy now, pay later plan presented at the checkout to pay for your purchases with your Argos Card.

Representative 29.9 APR (variable)

Representative Example: Spend 450,make 36 monthly payments of 18.25, total repayable 656.91, APR 29.9% fixed.

Representative 29.9% APR variable
The APR relates to the Argos Card as a whole and is variable. The interest rate for the Fixed Payment Plans will be fixed. Deferred interest will be charged if you dont clear the balance by the due date.

Delivery costs & reservation information

Delivery charge - from £3.95 Home delivery within 2 days

Monday - Friday between 7am and 8pm. Next day no additional charge. Saturday £6.95. Order before 5pm for Next day delivery. Saturday between 7am and 6pm.You only pay one delivery charge per order. If ordering several items, it will be the highest of the individual charges, no matter how many additional items you order.

Reserve to collect in store

Why risk a wasted trip? Reserve it now, pay in store when you collect.