You have to give props to Lego for giving us car oriented build sets. With the company’s latest releases, We’re able to build a Ferrari F40, a Mini Cooper, a Caterham, several Fords and even a Batmobile. This time, it’s Porsche’s turn to get the Lego treatment.
The 911 joins Lego’s Technic line which is specifically made for advanced skill levels. According to Lego, developing the kit for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS took three years to finish. The 1/8th scale Porsche features 2,704 pieces but not to worry, the set comes with an inch-thick instruction manual for the build. The build sheet not only contains how to put together nearly 3,000 parts, but also includes design and development back stories of the 911 GT3 RS.
When (or if) completed, it will be a fully interactive model with opening and closing doors, hood and engine cover. The interior is highly detailed too and Lego went as far as creating a brick version of Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. It even comes with rubber-band-tensioned paddle shifters and a drive selector with forward and reverse settings. The transmission is even connected to the engine and, yes, you have to build that yourself too.
Want one? Prepare to shell out $300 for it. Still, it’s way cheaper than buying the real thing.