LEGO technic kit uses 2,704 pieces to assemble intricate porsche 911 GT3 RS
 

LEGO technic kit uses 2,704 pieces to assemble intricate porsche 911 GT3 RS

LEGO technic kit uses 2,704 pieces to assemble intricate porsche 911 GT3 RS
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in close conjunction with porsche, LEGO is releasing exclusive technic kits of a 1:8 scale ‘911 GT3 RS’. the model in authentic ’lava orange’, uses 2,704 pieces to create a sleek, aerodynamic replica that also has an adjustable rear spoiler.

 

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besides many authentic features, the packaging and accessories that come with this complex LEGO technic model also contribute to the building experience. among other things, the kit contains a comprehensive collector’s book with exclusive background information on the development of the model. on top of that, the elements of the individual assembly groups are packed in separate boxes for the first time and together with the detailed instructions, provide an inside into the assembly process of the actual vehicle. 

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one particular highlight is the fully functional porsche double-clutch transmission with four gears and gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. but fans of all ages, will especially love building and playing with the six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons underneath the rear lid. inside, the model has a detailed dashboard, a steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and even a glove compartment concealing an unique serial number. the technic kit will be available in select stores starting august 1st, 2016. 

 

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‘when we started to discuss the idea for this new LEGO technic concept, we were determined to create more than just a great building experience,’ explains andrew woodman, senior design manager, LEGO technic. ‘we wanted every aspect of this concept to be special and drive a real desire in fans to own and build it. to do this we knew we needed a partner with the perfect vehicle that was both highly desirable and a true icon. we reached out to porsche as we dreamt of having a porsche 911 as our first model. from our very first meeting it was clear that porsche shared the same passion for the vision of this concept and together we decided upon using the latest 911 GT3 RS as the first vehicle in this LEGO technic series.’

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‘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,’ describes uwe wabra, senior LEGO designer. ‘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.’

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