LEGO 2K Drive: How to build the best cars & stats explained

LEGO 2K Drive: How to build the best cars & stats explained
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


24th May 2023 12:07


Figuring out how to build the best cars in LEGO 2K Drive may take you a while, but fortunately, you can get a bit of a head start understanding the stats.

When designing your car, or even looking at ones that are premade on the store, there will be certain things you will want to keep in mind that will impact just how well the car drives. Of course, there's also how it applies to your personal taste.

The game has plenty of options for what you can change up with your cars. At first, it can be slightly intimidating, but using this guide for the whole process should make it a lot more approachable and not quite as daunting. With that said, let's dive into how to build the best cars in LEGO 2K Drive while explaining all the stats.

How to build the best car in LEGO 2K Drive

Hamburger car in lego 2k drive car builder
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When building your own car in LEGO 2K Drive, or choosing a pre-built one, there are going to be three things you will want to consider outside of how the car looks (which is what really matters). These three things will dictate how the car feels and drives in-game, and they are listed below: 

  • Perks 
  • Weight
  • Stats

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How do perks work in LEGO 2K Drive?

Perk selection screen in LEGO 2K Drive
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As you progress through the game and gain a few levels, LEGO 2K Drive introduces you to perks. You will gain new perks when you climb up a class and eventually, you will be able to equip three perks in total.

Equipping the perks will change how your vehicles feel in-game and can really give you an edge early on. In class C (the first class you unlock) we recommend using the Acceleration Boost perk to really give you an edge at the beginning of races and at the beginning of the game.

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How does weight work in LEGO 2K Drive?

Car selection screen in lego 2k drive
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If you have ever played Mario Kart then you will recognise that the weight of your character can really change how the game handles. It is the same in LEGO 2K Drive, but different vehicles will have different weight classes depending on how many bricks are used to make up the vehicle. 

The heavier a vehicle, the more damage it can take during races. However, it can also dish out more damage too. Therefore, a lighter car will break more easily but will handle better and be a bit more nimble around the track. Throughout the game, certain races may require you to go for a smaller, lighter vehicle so you can get the edge and avoid obstacles.

There are 6 weight classes in total and they are measured with a number at the top right of the screen when you are looking at a vehicle. It is also displayed when building a vehicle too. The weight classes are as listed below:

How do stats work in LEGO 2K Drive?

LEGO 2K Drive stats screen explainer
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There are four stats in total in LEGO 2K Drive that will impact how a vehicle performs. These stats are tied to your level and will increase as you level up. However, the previous stats like weight and perks are also going to change your stats in-game. The stats are listed below:

  • Top Speed
  • Acceleration 
  • Health 
  • Handling 

You can tweak and play around with these as you see fit to suit your personal style. If you want to play LEGO 2K Drive very aggressively and cause as much chaos as possible, then chances are you’re going to want as much as much health as possible. Making your car nice and heavy will help this, but it will slow you down. However, if you want to handle well and leave your opponents in the dust, you're going to want a lighter vehicle.

In order to build a well-rounded car, you will want a medium weight with a mixture of perks that will help counterbalance whichever stats you have chosen.

That is everything on building cars in LEGO 2K Drive. If you're looking for anything else LEGO 2K Drive then be sure to check out our guides. Good luck with the races!

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.