This Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Ultimate Boy's Toy

Review

The kit's for people aged 16 years or over, so we're allowed to be excited.

Over the last couple of decades or so, Lego's been producing quite a few supercar kits under its 'Technic' line. It originally began with fictional vehicles, but the toy manufacturer's now been in the habit of producing Technic kits based on licensed car models (with perhaps the coolest being the 1:8 scale Ferrari F1 car). Now, however, Lego's got the rights to sell Porsche-based kits, and it's kicking proceedings off with this 991 GT3 RS-themed set that's just gone on sale in the United States for a whopping $299.99.

It's a helluva lot of dosh to spend on what can cynically be described as a 'big boy's toy,' but we'd certainly love to be in the position where we could splurge our paychecks on one.

You Might Also Like
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
10 Awesome Concepts That Became Boring Production Cars
Can't Afford A New Toyota 86? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Can't Afford A New Toyota 86? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives

Even though it may not be the best Lego Technic kit that's ever been produced (as Pawel 'Sariel' Kmiec states in his review on Sariel's LEGO Workshop, there are a few areas where the set lets itself down), there's no denying it's got some pretty cool little details. The flat-six motor, for instance, is lovingly recreated in Lego form (and, as in real life, it's impossible to see clearly when it's stuffed in the back), there's all-round independent suspension, the trunk has its own dedicated luggage set and you can even open and close the glove box. Oh, and the set is friggin' huge! As we said earlier, there are some issues with the kit.

Some bits aren't perhaps as securely assembled as they should be, for instance, and a fair bit of fiddling is required in order to fit an electric motor in the chassis. Perhaps the biggest bugbear of all, however, is the much-publicized four-speed sequential transmission - not only is it hugely complicated, but the 'box doesn't actually change gears that smoothly (plus, when it does engage a gear, it's horribly clunky). Still, the bits where Lego's knocked the ball out of the park in the 991 GT3 RS kit are truly great - so, if you've the money to splash on a kit as pricey as this and plan on using it as a shelf-based show-off piece, then by all means go ahead.

Is This The Ford Mustang Hybrid Or Something Else Entirely?

Consider us intrigued. You should be too.

Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.