The day is finally here – 1 June 2016 which means I can finally share my long awaited review of one of the most anticipated LEGO Technic sets this year – the 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS!
You’ve read the announcement and you’ve seen the unboxing of this beast of a Technic set, now strap your seatbelts in and get ready for an exhilarating ride as I take you through a comprehensive review of the Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Special thanks to LEGO for sending over a review copy! All words and opinions of mine are of my own.
Name: Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Set Number: 42056
Price: AU$499.99 | US$299.99 – Buy from LEGO.com [AUS] [USA]
Exclusive to: N/A
Year of Release: 2016
I will preface this review with a confession and/or a bit of a disclaimer – I am not a Technic person. In fact, this is the first Technic set that I remember building. I may have built a few as a kid, but I can’t remember them at all.
I’m approaching this review as a complete Technic newbie and as a regular LEGO enthusiast. If you want something a lot more Technical (heh), be sure to check out Sariel’s review for one of the most authoritative LEGO Technic fan’s take on this set. I’m probably going to miss pointing out some of the nuances of the set as I still don’t really get Technic. I mean I get it…, I just don’t get it.
The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 is unlike most other sets, in that part of its appeal is tied to its unique packaging. It’s almost luxurious, the way everything is laid out. From the high end materials used for the boxes, the matte sheen of the inner boxes and how all the contents are presented. Unboxing it really sets the tone for the entire build and model.
As I opened and unboxed the set, there was a palpable sense of excitement for what lay ahead – something that regular LEGO sets don’t evoke.
In case you missed it, here’s my unboxing video!
As I alluded to in my unboxing post, the instruction booklet is one of the highlights of the set and a core ingredient of what makes the Porsche 911 GT3 RS such a collectible. It’s more than just a bunch of instructions. It’s a tome dedicated to honouring and celebrating everything that the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS stands for.
The booklet is massive, and begins with one of Ferry Porsche’s most famous quotes – “In the beginning I looked around but couldn’t find the car I dreamt of, so I decided to build it myself” which thoroughly encapsulates what the Porsche 911 is all about.
Paying homage to Porsche’s German heritage, all the content in the book features German text alongside English. I really liked that they did this to give it more of an authentic feel to the stories told.
The booklet is a joy to flip through if you’re an automotive or LEGO Technic fan. There is a wealth of insight, perspective and stories from the Technic team charged with bringing the Technic Porsche 911 to life, drivers and leaders of Porsche AG, all waxing lyrical about the 911 and its undeniable impact on motoring history.
The photography in the booklet is phenomenal, shot and edited to evoke a very moody and gritty feel. There are also quite a number of stunning Porsche 911 photographs, including some historical shots as well.
As excited as you may be to put together the Porsche 911 when you first open it, I highly recommend immersing yourself in the content of the booklet, to get acquainted with the 911’s rich legacy and the philosophy of one of the greatest sportscars ever designed.
It functions well as a coffee table book, something that you can show off to your guests who will undoubtedly marvel at the finished model. I would’ve really loved it if LEGO had split up the manual to two parts, one a proper hardcover book and the other the instructions but that would’ve probably added significantly to the already high retail price.
The book ends with an invitation to begin building the Technic Porsche 911. Let’s get into it.
The contents of the set are broken down into four numbered boxes, each with numbered bags containing all the elements needed. This is what’s in Box 1, the largest box of the bunch.
One of the highlights of this set is that you build the Porsche 911 from the ground up, closely replicating the actual manufacturing process of real 911s. In many ways, it feels like you’re being led along on a journey, playing the active spectator as the Technic Porsche takes shape.
Each main build section is numbered to correspond to the box that you’re building and starts off providing context to what you’re building which is incredibly useful for me not being familiar with Technic or a hardcore motoring enthusiast.
Box 1 starts you off by assembling the gearbox which houses the PDK dual clutch that actually works.
You then move on to build the drivetrain, which is made possible thanks to a labyrinth of complex interlocking gears and Technic thingamabobs.
Here’s another look at what Box 1 builds you.
Here’s a look at how the steering wheel works. I admit, when I built it, I was quite mesmerised by the motion of the Technic parts and how it all moves in unison.
The highlight of Box 1 is the heart of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the 4.0 litre, flat six engine. It’s constructed quite faithfully, with 6 moving pistons inside which unfortunately is hidden away from sight.
During the build, I was quite amazed that the pistons could actually move up and down in unison. I’ve never built a Technic engine before, so it definitely made me go wow, and helped me appreciate the mechanical properties of it a lot more.
That said, Box 1 took me a whole night and it was an incredibly tedious affair. Putting Technic parts together isn’t really enjoyable to me and I found myself being quite worn out by the whole process despite the build being quite meticulous and the instructions very clear and well-designed.
Box 2 is where things get a bit more interesting as you build the body and frame of the car. It kinda felt like putting the skeleton of the Porsche 911 together.
You start off building two seats, which I liked because they managed to look like seats despite just being made out of Technic elements.
Here’s a work in progress shot where you can see the frame take shape.
This is where the “marriage” takes place, and you fuse the body to the drive train. Box 2 took a very long time as well (maybe I’m a slow builder) and I was glad that most of the car’s insides were mostly finished.
Here’s a closer look at the driver and passenger seat.
The model so far doesn’t really look like a Porsche 911, but there are slight glimpses of orange which give you a slight teaser of things to come.
Box 3 is really when it all starts coming together as the focus shifts from the interior of the 911 to putting together the body. Most of the orange elements and Technic panels start to appear and the build becomes a lot less tedious. It’s at this point that the end result really starts to take shape as you assemble important parts like the roof, bonnet and side panelling.
Here’s the Technic Porsche 911 after you’re done with Box 3. Still quite skeletal but you can start to see the curves and slopes of the Porsche 911 come to the fore.
Box 3 has you completing most of the back as well as the car’s roll cage.
I was incredibly relieved when I arrived at Box 4. This has been a mostly tedious and tiresome build, exacerbated by the fact that I don’t really find a lot of enjoyment in building with Technic parts. I actually took 3 nights of solid building over the weekend to complete this set.
It’s by far the longest I’ve ever spent on a LEGO set and not one that I’ll be looking to repeat any time soon. Thankfully, Box 4 goes by in the breeze as you put together the finishing touches to the car, and build the rear spoiler as well.
The end result is nothing short of beautiful. Instead of traditional lightbox photography like most of my other reviews, I decided to do a full outdoor shoot of the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS as I figured it would be a lot more fun and give a lot more character to the car.
Despite the harrowing ordeal putting the set together, I couldn’t be happier with the final model of the Porsche 911. I really hope you enjoy some of the photographs below as I had a lot of fun snapping them.
The first thing that strikes you about the 42056 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is how massive it is. It is absolutely monstrous in size which helps replicate many of the signature curves of the actual 911.
The real life version of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a thing of beauty and I’m very happy that the Technic designers have managed to capture most of the signature curves and shape, shrinking it down to a 1:8 scale.
While it doesn’t completely replicate the look of a 911 when compared to the likes of die-cast models, it definitely doesn’t detract from the overall look.
It’s quintessentially and unmistakably a LEGO Technic model, which is apparent thanks to the noticeable gaps between the panels and some of the harsher edges. I don’t think it’s a bad thing and while I may not have the most sophisticated taste in LEGO Technic, the grandiose scale of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS more than makes up for any minor aesthetic flaws.
In terms of actual utility, I’ll be honest and say I couldn’t care less about the insides and all the complex properties that Technic fans appreciate. My LEGO hobby revolves primarily around displaying sets, which is why I am fully and completely satisfied with the Porsche 911 model – simply because it’s an exceptional display piece.
Here’s a look at the Porsche 911 from the side. The proportions are slightly off but for the most part, it does a great job retaining the 911’s signature curves and overall shape.
The front of the car is by far my preferred view as its from this angle that it looks most like a Porsche 911. The angled headlights are particularly stunning and so is the gentle downward slope on the car bonnet.
I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the bumpers as there are far too many exposed sections and I also don’t quite like the pointy elements used.
Here’s a look at the Porsche 911 from the front.
Like most sets these days, the Technic Porsche 911 relies on stickers to inject a sense of realism to the car. The tiny sticker that bears the Porsche emblem is placed in the front, although I feel that it’s a little too small for my tastes.
The front bonnet opens up to reveal a space that packs a small Porsche carry-bag. I don’t own a Porsche… so I’m not acquainted with the significance of this bag. I guess it’s a rich people thing – something for you to store your racing gear in and inform everyone that you own a Porsche 911.
Despite there being a number of stickers in the set, all is not lost as the side panels above the wheels have printed details.
I really like the iconic yellow Calipers of the PCCB (Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes) and how they pop against the black wheels. Very legit and realistic, which is something that will delight Porsche fans. The yellow calipers are stickers, but you can’t really tell since they’re mostly obstructed by the spokes anyway.
The exclusive rims are gorgeous as well and there’s a printed RS round tile that’s affixed to the centre for added realism.
Here’s a look at how the Porsche doors open up and also a peek into the driver’s seat, the steering wheel, tachometer and of course the PDK double clutch. You can also put the car in Drive, Neutral and Reverse via the PDK selector/shifter.
The interior also plays host to an exclusive laser-printed tile with a special code that you can input into LEGO.com/technic to gain access to exclusive content. This is one of my favourite things about the set as there’s something undeniably classy about owning a piece that’s uniquely personalised to each set and owner – essentially making no two sets the same.
The rear spoilers look pretty cool as well and you can adjust them at different angles.
Here’s a look at the back of the car, where you can see the GT3 RS sticker and the back lights as well. Unlike the front, the back is a lot cleaner and has a more organic, natural look to it.
The back lifts up as well to give you a glimpse of the flat 6 engine.
Here’s how the Porsche 911 looks like from above.
The Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an undeniable beauty. As a display piece, I had a blast taking photos of it outdoor, making full use of the gorgeous Australian Autumn colours as a backdrop to my photos.
It’s unlike anything I’ve ever built before and I am most definitely going to display this set for a long, long time, if not permanently – mostly because it looks fierce as hell and I like Porsches.
The Lava Orange colour scheme is quite a contentious issue, but I quite like it as it’s bright, vivid and pure eye-candy. It makes the Porsche 911 stand out in a way that only a bright orange colour scheme can pull off.
When I say that it’s a large model, I am not exaggerating. Here’s the Technic Porsche 911 next to the VW Camper and a couple of smaller LEGO vehicles for scale.
What I liked:
- Packaging, intruction manual/coffee table book and overall premium experience
- An incredibly faithful homage to one of the best sportscars ever
- Set is just perfect when on display
- Really well designed and contains plenty of cool Technic engineering built into it
- It’s massive
What I didn’t like:
- The build was absolutely painful and not enjoyable till the second half
- Some parts like the rubber elements are quite flimsy and pop out while transporting it
Final thoughts: Despite Technic not being a traditional interest of mine, I have to say that I (for the most part) enjoyed the heck out of the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Everything about this set screams amazing and it’s truly one of the most exceptional LEGO Technic sets that have ever been produced. The Technic Porsche 911 is ambitious, bold and overwhelmingly pushes the envelope of LEGO Technic as a medium – mirroring the impact and influence that the 911 has on automotive history.
I’m not a Technic fan, which is probably why I didn’t really enjoy or appreciate the build. It took me three long nights of casual building (while watching Netflix) and I would guesstimate that the entire process took at least 15 hours in total. I also discovered that Technic is quite a painful and punishing experience, since you’re constantly having to push pins inside holes, which literally hurt my hands.
That said, it gets a lot better after Box 3 and you’re at the end, putting the finishing touches to the car.
As a regular LEGO fan, I actually developed quite a keen appreciation of LEGO Technic and the model as I was building it. It didn’t instantly transform me into a Technic fan, but I can definitely see the appeal with fans. I just couldn’t enjoy the process and I toiled all the way to the end.
Thankfully, the end more than makes up for the sleepless nights building the majestic LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This set is pure eye-candy. You can tell that the design team truly put their hearts and souls into the Porsche 911 to best capture the iconic elements that made it into one of the most beloved sportscars of all time.
It’s such a stunning display model and extremely photogenic to boot. I would venture that this is one of the best display pieces in my entire collection.
The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is truly an experience that’s unlike any other. From the moment you hold the massive black matte box, lift the lid and peer into the contents, flip through the book and build the set to completion, it feels like a complete, enriching and awe-inspiring experience. I definitely developed an even greater love for the Porsche 911 after this.
A lot of fans are undoubtedly going to baulk at the AU$500/US$300 price tag and that’s perfectly understandable since this set isn’t for everyone – the same way that a real Porsche 911 GT3 RS isn’t for everyone.
If you’re an adult LEGO fan with sufficient disposable income, or if you’re a huge Technic fan, this set is a no brainer. You will absolutely enjoy all that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has to offer, possibly even more than me!
That said, if you’d like to experience a LEGO set unlike any other, I highly recommend this set. It will completely alter what you would typically expect from a retail LEGO set and open up your eyes to the complete LEGO experience at its finest. Like a luxurious sportscar, it comes down to the entire experience – the emotion, prestige and pure exhilaration that can only be evoked by a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
As a collectible, this is one of those sets that are definitely going to increase in price, purely because of its design and the Porsche 911’s notoriety amongst motoring enthusiasts.
That concludes my review of LEGO 42056 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS! I hope you enjoyed the photos (and words) as much as I did taking them!
The Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS should be on sale from LEGO.com now. If you’re on the fence about the set, I urge you not to wait as this is possibly one of the most heavily anticipated Technic sets of all time and will definitely sell out incredible quickly.
Are you going to buy the Porsche 911 GT3 RS? Let me know what you think of this amazing set in the comments!
Special thanks to LEGO for sending me a review copy. All words are of my own and are not influenced in anyway.
PS: so sorry if I’ve been unresponsive and haven’t posted much. Have had the busiest week with work but things have gotten back to normal (hopefully) so I should be back to producing regular content!
jeanette fuller says
hi any idea where I can get some spare parts I need one front light cover and some red light parts at the back end sorry I don’t have any box or manual many thanks Jeanette fuller
If you’re looking for replacement parts, you can buy them from Bricklink. To figure out the exact part names, if you don’t have the instruction manuals, you can look up the Porsche’s parts list here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/buildinginstructions
After building one of these, I received another as a gift and applied all of the knowledge I had picked up building the first model. It is necessary to check the steering periodically as construction proceeds because if some of the parts are incorrectly fitted, the steering will be impaired. There is a fix for the gear ratios being wrong (available online). Since there is no functional motor, this is more of an ‘academic’ issue. If the framework constructed during phase 2 doesn’t fit properly, this means that something is wrong. I did manage to get something out of place during the first construction and had to go back a significant number of steps. According to the instructions, the D-N-R gear shift is suppose to prevent the car from going in the ‘wrong’ direction depending on the location, but I still find that the car will go in reverse with no impediment if the shift is in the D position, and vice-versa. Altogether, a magnificent effort on the part of the Lego designers
Thanks for sharing, and yes, more seasoned Technic builders have raised these issues. I can see why these things about bother Technic fans, but as a builder that primarily displays sets, it didn’t frustrate me as much. Yeah, I agree that you really have to pay attention and minimise mistakes. This was my first Technic set in ages, so I took my time with the instructions.
Harry Kraushaar says
Great job on the blog. This is my first Lego and I love it. I have a question for you: How do you get help to clarify some of the instructions, which are sometimes very ambiguous. I am currently stuck trying to figure out what to do with the decal 3B on instruction step 175. Can you help or point me in the right direction? Thanks.
Hi Harry! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Porsche! With regards to the decal, yeah it’s a little ambiguous, but you actually have a choice of either the Porsche logo, or a map of the Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, Weissach Development Center, Germany. Here’s what it looks like in real life: https://www.porscheengineering.com/filestore/image/multimedia/none/rd-2014-peg-about-history-heute-teaser/preview/d60e211c-b2d0-11e4-a19d-001a64c55f5c/porsche-preview.jpg
Hope that explains it!
Harry Kraushaar says
Jay – it does. Thanks. I will stick with the GT3RS decal. I had no idea what the other one was. Your link really helped. Harry
You’re welcome! Glad I could help!
Rocque Trem says
My kid LOVED it. Got it for Christmas and built in less than 7 hours over 2 days. Couldn’t take himself away from it. We had to!
That’s awesome to hear! I think he built it faster than me!
Hansen Ukra says
I’m starting a new project designing a new model out from this set. Wish me luck and thanks for sharing.
When the shift is engaged (D or R), are the wheels supposed to be connected to the gears? I am not seeing this suggesting that perhaps something did not get put into the correct place.
Jonathan W says
Galleria store had a few when I stopped by Thursday, though the older guy in front of me bought one, then I bought one. Probably selling out pretty much as they come in.
The build is brutal. I missed a couple of gears in step 8 so had to disassemble from step 300 or so all the way back, and do it again. Just starting on Box 3 after a few days of building. I am not a fast builder.
Interesting that lots of people are complaining about the price. To me it seems like a lot of set, and a unique one in the range, for a reasonable price. The visual impact of the model is undeniable, even half built, the thing is gigantic. Looking forward to getting it finished!
Ah yes, I had a few missteps as well and it was a very painful experience rectifying it. That said, the instructions had a huge amount of clarity – I think one of the best illustrations. My mistakes were mostly due to carelessness and being fatigued by the build!
Yeah, I think the price is justified for what you get. I just suspect that the AU$500 pricetag is quite intimidating, and most can’t justify spending that much on LEGO in one hit. But once you’ve finished it, it’s quite clear that it’s worth every penny.
I built this over 2 evenings. It was a hard solid build but I loved every moment! Amazing from start to finish.
Glad you had a great time. It was a lot of hard work but oh so satisfying when you get to the end!
I noticed on the Shopforme website it has the Porsche GT3 RS listed as “arriving in September”. The date is likely to get pushed back but at least it’s a positive sign that it will be coming to retail shelves in the not-to-distant future ?
Has this item been “OUT OF STOCK” since day one? Has anyone actually purchased one from Lego’s Website?
I just placed an order and curious to know if that 30 ship time frame is accurate.
Thanks. Love this build and hope to get my hands on one for retail pricing.
There’s been some issues with the boxes being shipped online. LEGO have discovered that the inner boxes had a tendency to get damaged when shipped online, so it looks like they’re trying to fix it before they start sending them out online. That or the set is selling really well, so there’s a bit of a backlog.
I thoroughly enjoyed your review. The Technic aesthetic of panels over frames indeed is not for everyone. However, I noticed that you’ve made a error on the front lower bumper. I’ve highlighted it here: http://imgur.com/1YyEeUD. Hopefully your comment filter won’t kill the imgur address.
Once corrected the front bumper should look a bit less gappy 🙂
Oh thanks for pointing that out! Seems like I missed a step. I checked my spare parts and found those two orange bits. I had a feeling those were supposed to go somewhere.
I’ve fixed my model, thanks again!
Luke Richardson says
I’m a big fan of Technic, and I have two previous supercar models (8880 and 8448) and this car, while it looks astoundingly complicated, doesn’t really do a lot for me – I don’t like the fact that much of the technical complexity is hidden away, as that’s my favourite part of building with Technic, being actually able to see the ‘technic’ details.
That’s why I’m holding out for this year’s 42055 – the Bucket Wheel Excavator. That one looks far more like a Technic set should to me.
You’ve got a really good point. I’m not a Technic person but I know that one of the highlights of the theme is that you can motorise them. Power functions doesn’t seem to go well with the Porsche. I think Sariel’s review mentioned that the car was too heavy for it to e motorised well.
The Bucket Wheel Excavator looks INSANE in action. All in all, seems like a good year for Technic fans with good “mechanical” models and display models too.
Hey guys, LEGO have released a statement addressing the issue within the fan community about the Porsche 911’s gearbox:
Thank you to all our dedicated fans for the comments regarding the GT3 RS by LEGO Technic.
It is correct that the gears in this model are not sequential as in the real Porsche PDK. This is however, a deliberate decision taken to ensure that we make the best possible LEGO version of this amazing car that both meets our design requirements and gives everyone a great building and product experience.
It was a considered decision taken during development that the gears running in the correct order meant that it did not result in a great experience when driving the car. Too many gears are engaged at the same time and smooth running with all those tolerances is just not possible.
If you switch the build in steps 267 and 269 the gears will run sequentially, and everyone who feels that this is the better solution should feel encouraged to do so.
LEGO Technic really is the ultimate open source design product and now that it is finally available, we look forward to seeing all the ‘improved’ models our fans create. After all, that is what LEGO building is all about.
We hope everyone will have a great building experience and feel a strong sense of pride from creating both our version and their very own LEGO Technic representation of a Porsche GT3 RS. We are very fortunate to have such skilled and dedicated fans that can spot this small deviation from reality and would like to thank everyone for sharing their ideas and expert knowledge.
An interesting footnote to their press release is that it now listed as “Temporarily unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances”. Although its ambiguous terminology if it were due simply to a sell out it would have stated “temporarily out of stock”. Together with reports of the “error” in the manual this does not bode well for TLG, particulary as they have made the manual a focal centerpiece in a high-end package. I would imagine there would be some serious questions being asked by Porsche given its their brand reputation at stake too. Kudos to TLG though for addressing it straight away, maybe they learned from the WALL-E neck issue not to stall on this one.
Yeah, although the Technic community isn’t buying the statement and vehemently believes that it was a “cover your ass” statement to diffuse the comments. Definitely learned their lessons from Wall-E, but I think in this case, if you’re spending $500 on a set billed as ultra-premium, you’d expect the engineering to be nothing short of perfect.
Roy Leung says
Great review! Thank you for sharing. I have looked forward to this set for a long time. After reading your review, I will definitely buy it. I just wonder where can I get one except the LEGO.com? It seems that I’ve missed the best chance to buy it, it showed out of stock already. Can I buy it from other retailers such as Myer, David Jones?
It should be available in Australian retail stores some time in September!
I am in awe of this set. Since I am not really ‘into’ cars per se, the gearbox and internal visuals are not really all that important to me, whereas the display aesthetic is. Comparing this to the Tumbler I am pleasantly surprised as the Porsche is 17 cm high, 57 cm long, and 25 cm wide and the Tumbler is 15cm high 40cm long and 24cm wide – so they are going to look although quite different – very nice together 🙂 This is going to be one very popular set !
Same here! It makes a great display piece and the bright orange colour scheme also helps make it stand out all the more. I’m having trouble making space to display it!
Thanks for another great review.
Over the day I’ve gone from this being a definite purchase to being a bit on the fence.
I’m pleased you found the set highly praiseworthy, especially for it’s displayability and the accompanying “Porsche” experience.
While I still had some lingering concerns about the originality of the Technics elements and the overall value, what has really made me pause is report(s) in other reviews of jamming gears, and errors in the instruction manual. I’ve also read of the inability to purchase the set in all the markets that it was supposed be available in today. Indeed, I’ve been checking in on the Lego Shop@Home Australia site throughout the day and it has only gone from “coming soon” to “ships in 30 days”. Some comments on the internet even suggest that the reported issues and the delayed availability of the set may not be entirely unrelated. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet though! 😉
Whatever the case, it looks like I’ll be forced to wait and see anyway.
Thanks Julian, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve added a comment with an official statement from LEGO.
I’m not a Technic person, so these things didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the set, but I can definitely see why hardcore fans would be disappointed.
I doubt the sold out/coming soon status is due to the issue. It’s probably cause the set is selling so well!
Great review once again Jay and gorgeous photography! It’s nice to hear the view of someone (like me) who is not a hardcore technic fan but can appreciate the overall experience and final display piece. Judging by the size it looks like it would be jaw-dropping in person. I’ve read the reviews on Eurobricks, etc and can understand the criticisms from technic fans about not being able to see most of the gearbox and engine workings, the drab interior or the lack of provision for power functions. I guess having all those curves comes at a cost. Incidentally, its currently sold out on Lego S@H with “ships in 30 days”. Some have speculated that its been pulled due to faulty gearboxes but I suspect it is genuinely that popular, even with its supercar price tag.
You beat me to it, Mark! Looks like we’ve been reading the same Eurobricks posts. 🙂
Haha, sorry Julian. Its pretty hard to avoid the pages and pages of discussion about the Porsche GT3 RS over on Eurobricks for anyone remotely interested in this model. I’ve never seen so much discussion about a single set before!
Thanks Mark! The scale is just astounding. The photo with the VW Camper (which I consider a large set) really puts things into perspective!
Technic fans tend to be extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their sets, so their criticisms are very valid. Did you read the whole issue about the gearbox being wrong? LEGO have come out with a statement addressing it but I was really amazed that fans managed to pick it out so quickly.
Frankly, I wasn’t at all surprised the set is selling well. I’ve only been warning everyone to buy it as soon as it goes on sale for the last few weeks!
Wow. Looks great! I’m still on the fence, as building (and re-building!) is very important to me.
Yeah, the orange parts might make it a little tricky when it comes to reusing the parts. Don’t believe this set is meant to be taken apart and harvested for parts 🙂
Of course it is, it’s LEGO!?
Meant more in terms of the building experience – it’s how I relax and calm down. Punching millions of tiny rods in doesn’t sound like my idea of fun 🙂
Ah, right! Not my idea of fun too, but at least the end product made up for the pain. I don’t even like Technic portions of regular LEGO sets!
I own a LEGO Mindstorms set, which is entirely Technic.
I totally understand the pain of building with this type of LEGO..
Oh cool. I’ve got nephews that enter robotic competitions with Mindstorms. That’s on a whole other level!