The LEGO® Group just announced the latest in its series of ultra-realistic cars targeting adult builders. The Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa are coming soon. Yes, you read that correctly. The set features two alternate builds. You can assemble the car as a 1970s coupe or a 1980s convertible. Each build shares some distinct features. However, each is also equipped with its own unique twists that distinguish one from the other. While we have seen smaller Speed Champions versions of the car, this one is more of a model collector’s dream.
The official press release describes the set as follows:
Channeling 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.
Beneath their elegant silhouettes, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants hide a wealth of detail. On both versions of the model, the 2+2 sports seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, an eclectic color scheme based on contemporary upholstery options from the Porsche 911. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.
- NAME: Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa
- SET #: 10295
- THEME: 18+
- COST: $199.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 1458
- MINIFIGURES: none
- VIP RELEASE DATE: February 16, 2021
- GENERAL RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2021
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.137 (average value)
The Porsche 911 Turbo & 911 Targa set will be an even sweeter deal for VIPs. Firstly, VIPs get early access to buy the set starting on February 16. Additionally, early purchasers get a gift-with-purchase owner’s pack to celebrate their new wheels. The freebie contains a set of unique prints, a card wallet, and a certificate of ownership.
EDIT: The Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa gift-with-purchase slated to start on February 16 has been cancelled in North America. The LEGO® Group is citing shipping challenges.
Overall, it is a nice looking model. I am sure AFOL car collectors will get a nice build experience and display piece out of it. What are your thoughts on the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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