Life-Sized Lego Replica Of Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is A Thing Of Beauty
It’s not drivable, but it’s still one of the coolest-looking Porsche 911 GT3 RS models we’ve seenby Kirby Garlitos, on
Lego Technic has a 1:8 scale Porsche 911 GT3 RS that has comes with 2,704 individual pieces. I’ve built my share of Legos and I know how difficult that can be. Can you imagine actually building a Lego version of the 911 GT3 RS that isn’t 1:8 scale, but is the size of the actual sports car? If you can’t, well, feast your eyes on this. This, friends, is Lego-building taken to a completely different level.
It may not be drivable or even accommodating, but neither of those things can stop this Lego 911 GT3 RS from being utterly and completely impressive. The detail itself is incredible, right down to the aerodynamics, interior, and wheels. If people didn’t know any better, they might actually think this is an actual 911 GT3 RS from a great distance.
Okay, that’s not entirely true, but the point is that the people who built this Lego 911 GT3 RS, presumably those from the company itself, did an incredible job piecing together all these blocks to create the final product. It must also be noted that the kit is placed on a platform with Lego Technic branding at the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden. This could have been be a project that was done to promote the 1:8 scale Lego Technic 911 GT3 RS kit. As for the actual product, Lego says that it’s scheduled to hit U.S. stores this month at a price of $299.99.
It’s a little pricey, but considering how valuable Legos have become these days, some people might just chalk the purchase up to a nice investment.
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Why it matters
I’ll be honest. I’ve resisted from making any Lego purchases that are worth more than $150. I have a few of them with me, specifically the Lego versions of the three hypercars: the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 Spyder. But to spend $300 on the 1:8 scale 911 GT3 RS is a little bit too much, even if I’ll probably end up regretting it when the price balloons up by 200 or 300 percent in the second-hand market.
Maybe I’ll end up changing my mind, and the more I admire this life-scale Lego 911 GT3 RS, the more I’m being pulled into actually forking over the $300 to get the 1:8 scale version. If I do end up buying it, I’m going to blame whoever it is that thought it was a good idea to create a life-scale version. It’s your fault, whoever you are.
Don’t get me wrong, though. I’m not mad. I just think that creating something like this will inevitably draw a lot of Porsche fans, even those who aren’t necessarily fans of Lego, to actually buy the 1:8 scale version. It’s marketing at its finest and I might just admit that I’ve fallen for it hook, line, and sinker.
Oh, and yes, I’ll probably get the 1:8 scale model when it hits toy stores this month. That’s what installment payments are for, right?
Read our full review of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS here.
Source: GT Spirit