LEGO continues to introduce some fantastic sets for fans of classic cars. Its latest is a two-for-one: a 1970s Porsche 911 Turbo, an iconic German coupe, which comes with alternate instructions and extra parts to make it a 911 Targa roadster instead. The 1458-piece set will cost $150, going on sale February 16th for LEGO VIP customers, March 1st for everyone else.
LEGO’s no stranger to sets that can build multiple models: its inexpensive 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 sets have alternate build options for kids, and the excellent 1960s Mustang set (approximately the same scale as the Porsche) can be built as a stock muscle car or a screaming custom drag racer. The 911 Turbo/911 Targa set is a little more subtle: the Turbo build includes a wider rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler, plus a rear spoiler. If you build the Targa, the roof can be removed and stored under the hood, replaced with a roll bar.
Both versions of the set feature licensed badges, fold-down seats, a gear shift, and a working steering wheel. The assembled set is just shy of 14 inches long, 6.3 inches wide, and 4.25 inches high, making it a good fit with sets like the aforementioned Mustang, the 007 Aston Martin, the Fast and Furious Dodge Charger, and the VW Beetle.
Die-hard Porsche fans might want to join LEGO’s free VIP club, because they’ll get some bonuses: four art prints of the cars based on classic Porsche ads and a collector’s wallet to keep them in. The special editions will be issued in limited numbers, and are sure to sell out quickly next month.
This post was written by Michael Crider and was first posted to www.reviewgeek.com
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