LEGO just revealed the #10295 LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, a two-in-one set featuring the legendary vehicles. Below is the press-release with all the info.
The LEGO Group has taken the covers off a new LEGO version of one of the most coveted nameplates in automotive history, with the unveiling of the two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 1980s.
LEGO builders and classic car enthusiasts alike will love the dual building routes of this set. The new two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set can be built either as the fixed roof 911 Turbo model or as the open-roofed 911 Targa at one time, allowing fans to choose between classic coupe or convertible style.
Channeling the essence of the ubiquitous German sports car, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.
Beneath their elegant silhouettes, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants hide a wealth of detail. On both versions of the model, the 2+2 sports seats and dashboard are finished in dark-orange and nougat, an eclectic color scheme based on contemporary upholstery options from the Porsche 911. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.
Several features which are unique to the 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants of the set ensure they are equally full of character but distinct when built. The LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler, denoting its blistering performance credentials. Its athletic look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler.
Meanwhile, the LEGO Porsche 911 Targa’s roof is fully removable and can be stowed underneath the hood of the car. The iconic Targa Bar completes the look, along with Targa badging and a brick-built wraparound rear window.
Mike Psiaki, Design Master at the LEGO Group, commented: “Taking ownership of a brand-new sports car is an experience to savor and this is a feeling we wanted to recreate for LEGO fans. Few nameplates provoke as much emotion as that of the Porsche 911, and it has been a fascinating journey stepping back in time to one of the most evocative decades for car design and society. As we were designing the car, the hardest decision to make was whether we would make the Turbo or Targa variant of the car. It was such a tough call that we engineered the ability to build the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa from a single set. Without doubt, fans of the 911 all over the world who have long admired these cars will love the opportunity to build both versions!”
Fabian Schmölz, Exterior Designer at Porsche, said: “We know that the Porsche 911 evokes a certain magic for customers and fans of our brand worldwide, and the latest LEGO additions to the 911 family – the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa – are no different. These incarnations of our sportscar icon, accurately capture the unmistakable design of the cars they are based on, and are set to bring much enjoyment to a new family of fans.”
Jörg Thilow, product development at Porsche Heritage & Museum added: “Working closely together has enabled us to create detailed brick models with accuracy that is second-to-none. This is the kind of model where you’ll always find a new detail or refinement that is true to the original, including building blocks specifically designed for our 911.”
Here are some additional details on the set. The vehicles measure 10.8 cm high, 16 cm wide, and 35.5 cm deep, and the set contains 1,458 pieces to build either the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo or the Porsche 911 Targa (both versions cannot be built simultaneously from the single set). The set is recommended for ages 18+.
To celebrate the launch of the #10295 LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet, and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts – all presented in a smart collector’s wallet. This highly collectible gift-with-purchase is available in limited numbers for orders of the set placed through the LEGO VIP loyalty program.
LEGO is also offering brick and Porsche fans alike the chance to hear the stories behind the design of the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa with an online car meet to be hosted via LEGO.com on 16th February exclusively for members of LEGO’s free VIP loyalty program. The session will be led by LEGO design master Mike Psiaki, along with Exterior Designer at Porsche, Fabian Schmölz and Jörg Thilow of Porsche Heritage and Museum.
The talk will delve into the rich heritage of the original Porsche 911 and its beautiful, elegant yet sporty design that has been adapted over the years but never changed. As a result, every generation is instantly recognizable as a Porsche 911.
As is befitting of a major car launch, LEGO has also taken a trip to a fantasy LEGO Car Factory, with a 1980s-inspired animation of the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa rolling along the production line, inspired by a bygone era of car production and extravagant launches.
Members of LEGO’s free VIP loyalty program will be able to purchase the #10295 LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa set from February 16th at the Online LEGO Shop. And from March 1st, the set will be on sale exclusively in LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: $149.99/€129.99/119.99 GBP/229.99 AUD/199.99 CAD/1499.99 BRL. For more information on the set, visit the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Porsche? Is this a set you are planning to get? And how do you like the idea that it’s a two-in-one model? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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