THIS has rocketed straight to the top of our ‘must have’ list. It’s the latest creation from Lego Technic, which has teamed up with Porsche to produce a wonderfully detailed 1:8 scale model of the rare and expensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Comprising 2704 pieces, the 57cm long model took two years to develop and is a stunning piece of miniature engineering.
There’s working steering, a rear-mounted flat six engine to build, and even a wickedly complicated, and functional, double-clutch gearbox linked to working gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel.
The bonnet and doors open, that huge rear wing is adjustable and each model comes with its own serial number, just like the real car.
Speaking of the real thing, Porsche’s track-focused $387,300 911 GT3 RS is in such high demand that it’s completely sold out, so this Lego set is the closest most of us will ever get to owning one.
The kit will be sold in Australia later in 2016, priced from $500, which makes this model both highly desirable and annoyingly expensive for a plastic toy, as you’ll see from the following reactions on social media.
The fancy lego set has all the bells and whistles, however a lot of adults on the internet have a LOT OF FEELINGS about the accuracy of a Lego model of a car that retails for nearly $400,000.
These guys are very excited about paddle shifters.
This particular Lego model car is made using Technic, which has upset some fans on the world wide web.
Not everyone hates it though…
Old man has feelings about new Lego
This guy knows what’s up
“Features authentically designed aerodynamic bodywork, adjustable rear spoiler, headlights and taillights, red suspension springs, original-design rims with RS emblem, detailed brake calipers, low-profile tires, working gearbox, working steering wheel with gearshift paddles, detailed seating, glove compartment with unique model serial number, opening doors, opening hood containing a suitcase, and an opening rear lid with detailed flat 6 engine.
• Includes a collection of authentic stickers.
• Check out the orange color scheme.
• Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit.
• Lift the rear lid to access the detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons.
• Open the glove compartment to reveal the unique serial number.
• Delivered in luxurious box packaging.
• Includes a special full-color collector’s book including the history of LEGO® Technic and Porsche GT cars, plus comprehensive building instructions.”