Once upon a time, building plastic car models was a rite-of-passage for car-crazy kids. A few of us at Motor1.com still embrace the hobby, and there’s never been a better time to build a detailed mini-version of your dream machine. Bust open those old kits sitting in the closet and bash away, or you could order something new and have it delivered. It probably won’t be as pristine as the diecast gems from Amalgam Collection, but it will be uniquely yours.

Here are a few of our plastic model favorites: