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Lego's new Porsche 911 GT3 RS kit is just the best

If you can stomach the $300 price tag, that is.

I've already stopped eating so I can save up for this set.


On the heels of some very popular kits, including an early Mini Cooper and a 24-hour endurance racecar, Lego just unveiled its latest creation -- a 1:8-scale recreation of the current-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS. If you can get past the fact that it costs $300, then you're in for one hell of a Lego set.

Clocking in a 2,704 pieces, this isn't going to be a short build. Based on my experience putting together automotive Lego kits, it should take somewhere between 14 and 20 hours to assemble. Whereas most kits rely on your standard, snap-'em-together blocks, this one is part of the Technic group, so it uses a different family of pieces.

Once it's assembled, the GT3 RS will pack functional doors, suspension, frunk and engine compartments. There's a flat-six engine with moving pistons out back and a suitcase tucked under the bonnet. The interior features a dashboard with gauges, a working gearbox, racing seats and a glove compartment that hides a unique serial number.

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Revel in its injection-molded majesty.


If that's not enough, your purchase also includes a collector's book that looks at the history of both Lego's Technic, as well as Porsche's GT cars. This isn't some unsanctioned kit, mind you -- this has Porsche's blessing, so you know it's going to be good.

The kit goes on sale in limited markets in June, with a wider rollout taking place in August. No matter when it goes on sale, I'll be buying it and live streaming the build, in case you want to live vicariously.

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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