5 of the best supercharged toys
Lego Unimog U400 £155 technic.lego.com
The real-life Mercedes-Benz Unimog is one of the toughest, most adaptable vehicles on Earth – and it's Lego sibling isn't far behind. The ultimate expression of the uber-sophisticated Technic range, the Power Function-equipped Unimog U400 matches the best scale models for complexity, but beats them hands down for playability. It includes a hydraulic articulated crane plus working steering, suspension and transmission, and you can even rework its crane into a snow plough if the mood takes you. We'd stick with what you see here though: it really is rather good.
The original – Lego Car Chassis 853, 1977
Steerable front wheels, a four-cylinder engine with moving pistons, two-speed gearbox... the 853 had it all. Except body work.