Car Culture

Lego has classic Porsche 911 fans covered with this Turbo and Targa kit

With almost 1,500 pieces and a $150 price tag, it's a commitment, but a cool one.

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.
Turbo or Targa? It's your choice.

Listen, we here at Roadshow are Lego crazy. We've especially enjoyed Lego's recent spate of complex and detailed car models, and now there's a new one that is especially near and dear to our hearts: a classic Porsche 911 Targa (or Turbo).

That's right, it's a classic 911 kit that you can tweak to your taste, whether you prefer your neunelfer with a whale tale and big flares, or something narrower with a roof that comes off. The kit will feature 1,458 pieces and is aimed at builders aged 18 and up. The car features working steering, a gearshift and a handbrake and it measures 4 inches high, 13.5 inches long and 6 inches wide.

This isn't the first big Lego 911 kit -- previously, the company offered a fantastic GT3 RS model that was significantly more complex and featured a working PDK gearbox -- but it's the first one to take a crack at the iconic 911s of yore.

The 911 Targa/Turbo kit will be available to Lego VIP members on Feb. 16 and to everyone else on March 1. It will retail for $150, and that's not cheap, but it's a hell of a lot less expensive than an actual classic 911, so it's a win in our book.

Now playing: Watch this: Hands-on with Lego James Bond Aston Martin DB5