Lego builders and classic car enthusiasts will want to get their hands on the new Lego Porsche 911. The new 1,458-piece set replicates one of the most coveted nameplates in automotive history. Best of all the two-in-one set allows builders to create either a 911 Turbo model or a 911 Targa.
Both versions of the 911 are considered icons and a quintessential sports car of the ’70s and ’80s. Despite its brick form, Lego has managed to recreate design elements that channel the essence of the ubiquitous German model.
The build recreates the aerodynamic shoulder line of the car to the angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge. The set also includes parts for a rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine. Lego has also paid great attention to detail for the set’s interior.
The 2+2 cockpit features tilting front seats, a handbrake, gearshift, and functional steering wheel.
The beauty of the new Creator Expert Porsche 911 set is that both versions retain their respective powerful characters. The Lego Porsche 911 Turbo sports turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger, intercooler, and integrated rear spoiler.
The Targa version features a removable roof, which can be stowed under the hood of the car. It also features the iconic Targa Bar along with Targa badging and a brick-built wraparound rear window.
Other Cool Lego Car Builds
The Porsche 911 is the latest automotive icon to be replicated in brick form. Here are some other sets that have been made especially for petrolheads.
Lego Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
Released last year, the model is the result of a partnership between the Lego Group and Automobili Lamborghini. The 1:8 scale Lego Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 embodies the unrivalled power, visionary design, and futuristic elegance of the limited-edition Italian super sports car. Featuring 3,696 pieces, the model arrives in vivid lime-green with elegant golden rims.
LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”
The racetrack icon gets the Lego treatment, encapsulating the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart. Despite being a miniature version of the endurance racing machine, it boasts amazing attention to detail with front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a workable steering wheel.
Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest, most powerful, and highly exclusive production sports cars in the world. Fortunately, this build affords most of us the ability to experience the model in Lego form. Capturing the essence of the hyper car, the 3,599-piece, 1:8 scale model retains the gleaming aerodynamic bodywork of the car. It also features an accessible cockpit with a Technic 8-speed gearbox and a detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.
Lego Ford Mustang
This Creator Expert model is based on the classic 1967 Fastback Ford Mustang. Featuring 1,471 pieces, Lego has honoured the nostalgic muscle car with stunning dark-blue bodywork along with recognisable white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tyres. Need more muscle? You can further customise the model with included parts to build a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and nitrous oxide tank.
Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR
If a classic Porsche does not get your heart racing, then this more recent take could be more to your liking. The Lego Technic Porsche 911 RSR is an authentic replica that captures the racing machine’s best details. In addition to sharp contours and aerodynamic styling, the Lego set also features extended rear diffuser, a visible, working differential, independent suspension, a six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons and a working steering.
Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
This Technic replica pays homage to the rich history of Porsche GT cars. The 2704-piece model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. Inside, the accessible cockpit features a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number. A rear lid also houses a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons.
Lego Technic Land Rover Defender
Created in partnership with Land Rover, this Lego build captures the iconic off-roader’s presence and bold lines. The 2500-piece set allows you to build a detailed cabin with working steering wheel and folding seats and a four sequential gearbox. The model also features authentic functions such as opening doors, removable roof rack with storage box and a working winch. The Technic Land Rover Defender also boasts independent suspension on both axles a detailed in-line 6-cylinder engine and original-design rims with ground-gripping tyres.