This is any German motorhead’s dream – two Porsches for the price of one!
LEGO today have unveiled 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, a two-in-one build of the legendary Porsche 911, widely considered one of the greatest sports cars ever designed – and my absolute dream car.
This isn’t LEGO’s first stab at the iconic 911 (the Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is one of my favourites) but it will join the other Creator Expert-scaled cars such as last year’s Fiat 500, and Ford Mustang.
Weighing in at 1,458 pieces and costing US$149.99/AU$229.99, the set has a global release date of 1 March 2021, but LEGO VIPs will get early access to the set on 16 February 2021.
It will be available exclusively to LEGO.com and LEGO Brand Retail stores at release, with a wider general release later.
Regional pricing and links below:
- LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa [US] – US$149.99
- LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa [AUS] – AU$229.99
- LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa [UK] – £119.99
- LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa [EU] – €129.99
- LEGO 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa [CAN] – CA$199.99
LEGO celebrates the Porsche 911’s heritage by winding back the clock to the 1970s and 1980s with these versions of the 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, in white which is one of the more classic 911 colours and something fans will absolutely enjoy.
To reward LEGO VIP members and Porsche superfans, there will be limited numbers of a LEGO Porsche Owner’s pack which will contain four Porsche adverts from throughout the 911’s history have been selected to be made into LEGO art prints, as part of a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack.
Along with the collectible art prints, the pack also contains a certificate of ownership and a card wallet in a smart collector’s portfolio.
These retro posters are really cool, and you can access the PDF versions here.
I think it’s pretty clever of LEGO to give this set the two-in-one treatment, allowing fans to construct either as the fixed roof 911 Turbo model or as the open-roofed 911 Targa at one time – pleasing both coupe and convertible fans.
Here are the major differences and look at the interiors, from the back of the box.
The LEGO Porsche 911 measures 10.8 cm high, 16 cm wide and 35.5 cm wide.
Channelling the essence of the ubiquitous German sports car, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.
Based on the press photos, I think LEGO have done a tremendous job capturing the look and shape of the Porsche 911, with the headlights being incredible accurate renditions.
The headlights are almost begging to be lit up with a lighting kit.
The spoiler on the Turbo version is great, but the back does seem a little odd, even if they capture the wide shape quite well.
As a bonus, it looks like the Porsche logo, Turbo & Porsche wording on the back are all printed, which is superb.
Be sure to also watch the Designer video, featuring designer Mike Psiaki
The Porsche 911 has a special place in my heart, and with the collectability of the LEGO Porsche Owner’s pack, this is an easy day one buy for me – I truly love the Creator Expert car line, and while you could argue that LEGO has over-relied on its Porsche partnership a bit too generously in recent years, this is a Porsche 911 and to add it alongside my other Creator Expert cars is a no-brainer for me.
What do you think of the new LEGO Porsche 911? Let me know if you’ll be picking one up in February!