For many people (including me) out there, LEGO has been making these extended indoors days a lot more bearable. So the fact that a new LEGO Porsche set is on its way is bound to be beyond good news for all plastic brick enthusiasts.
This LEGO Porsche set is much different than the Technic sets released in the past or the Speed Champions sets. Honestly, it is kind of a mix between the two. This new set is much larger than a Speed Champions set coming in at 1,458 pieces, but it doesn’t use Technic bricks.
The headlining feature of this set is the fact that it is a two-in-one model. Builders can configure the Porsche 911 as a coupe or a Targa top as they see fit. I pretty neat (and efficient) feature if you ask me.
Beyond the ability to swap between coup and Targa configurations, the LEGO Porsche set features a decent level of detail that sits above the Speed Champions sets but not quite up to the level of the higher-end Technic sets.
For example, this set doesn’t feature a “working” engine but it does have functional steering. The interior also has a period accurate color scheme, handbrake, gear shifter, and the front seats are designed to fold forward to allow access to the rear bench seat.
While the engine doesn’t feature moving pistons, it is designed to show off distinctive details like the turbocharger and intercooler.
The LEGO Porsche two-in-one set is slated to release on March 1st for $149.99 exclusively at LEGO stores and on LEGO’s website. However, those who are part of the LEGO VIP Program can buy the set as early as February 16th on LEGO.com.
As a bonus, VIP members who order the set early will get a limited edition “owner’s pack”. The pack includes prints of classic Porsche 911 advertisements recreated to feature the LEGO Porsche, a “Certificate Of Awesomeness”, and an official LEGO Porsche card wallet.
Check out the official gallery to see more detail shots of this set and check out the video below to learn more about the set’s design process.
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