LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a Desktop Dream Machine [w/ Videos]
The folks at LEGO have been absolutely crushing it lately with their selection of officially licensed car building sets, but this latest set is probably the most spectacular one yet. This 1:8 scale LEGO Technic rendition of the latest 991-chassis Porsche 911 GT3 RS is not only quite big, measuring roughly 22” long, but also stupendously detailed. The rear-mounted flat-six engine is connected to a PDK transmission (albeit one with four forward gears rather than the real thing’s seven) that’s shifted up and down via “paddles” sprouting from the steering column, there’s working suspension and steering, opening doors, front trunklid (under which you’ll find a color-matched piece of fitted luggage) and rear engine cover, and an adjustable rear wing.
And among the roughly 2,700 pieces, you’ll find one with a unique serial number that you’ll apparently be able to register online to unlock some sort of perk or perks. We’re not sure said perks will make the $299 price easier to swallow (LEGO will start accepting orders on its website June 1st.), but if the finished product and the satisfaction that you put it together aren’t perks enough, well…we’re afraid you just don’t “get” LEGO…