Lego has revealed its latest automotive offering, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS which will go on-sale around the world from August.

DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION with Porsche, the Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS is being offered in eye-blistering lava orange only. It was first teased at the Nuremberg toy fair in later January.

There are 2704 individual pieces, but the box also contains a collector’s book with background information on the development of this Porsche. More than that, the individual assembly groups have been packaged in separate boxes for the first time to “provide an insight into the assembly process of the actual vehicle”.

Lego claims its creation is a faithful representation of the actual vehicle. “Both the performance and the sportiness of the original have been realistically reproduced in various technical features on the Lego model,” Lego said. “One particular highlight is the fully functional Porsche double-clutch transmission with four gears and gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. But all technically minded LEGO fans will especially love building and playing with the six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons underneath the rear lid.”

“I really wanted to incorporate as many of the unique design details from the real car as possible, especially the shape of the bonnet and roof, the air-intakes and not least the low, sloping angle of the car. It was also important to integrate as many of the advanced technical functionalities from the real GT3 RS as we could. The steering and suspension were difficult enough, but the biggest challenge was to create the functioning paddle-shift PDK gearing system, said Uwe Wabra, Senior Lego Designer.

More information will be revealed closer to the official launch of the product (in Germany in June, and around the world from August). The Lego 911 GT3 RS measures 57cm long, 25cm wide and 17cm high. It’s priced at USD$299.99.


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