If you passed on one, this might be painful.
Classic Porsche 911 LEGO set due this summer
Porsche fans are excited about the new 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 kit from LEGO’s Speed Champions line of reasonably priced models of enthusiast cars. LEGO made the announcement via press release published at the Brothers Brick LEGO enthusiast website.
LEGO fans are even more excited than Porsche lovers because the kit includes a new minifigure character with a black racing helmet and a Porsche crest on its chest. If you aren’t hip to LEGO culture, “minifig” collectors are a subculture within the world of LEGO and there are thousands of variants of the little brick-compatible characters.
You, however, are likely more interested in the car. The $14.99 kit, #75895 in the LEGO catalog, has 180 pieces and it’s suitable for ages seven and up, though I suspect most of the buyers will be at least a little bit older than that. Just like video games and comic books, adult fans buy plenty of LEGO kits.
Last year, Porsche constructed a full-size LEGO version of a lime green air-cooled 911 Turbo from scaled up LEGO bricks and put it on display at the Porsche Museum. The toy company followed that up with a two-model kit that included a scaled down version of the green Turbo along with a modern 911 RSR. Now, LEGO is releasing a standalone kit of the 911 Turbo in white, complete with rubber racing tires, the Turbo’s iconic “whale tail” rear wing, and even three orange cones so you can set up your own desktop gymkhana.
Unlike the original 911 Turbo, you won’t have to take court mandated driver training, the result of wrongful death lawsuits stemming from accidents involving the explosively quick sports car with tricky rear-engine handling.
The finished model is about five inches long, two inches wide, and an inch tall. Once the 911 is assembled, the windshield can be removed for placement of the driver in the cockpit.
The release has been timed to coincide with the introduction of a LEGO Speed Champions expansion pack for Microsoft’s Forza 4 Horizon racing video game, allowing players to race brick-based cars.
The new 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 will go on sale August 1, 2019.