On Thursday, Lego announced that its new set will give customers the choice of building an open-top Porsche 911 Targa, or a hard-top 911 Turbo. The iconic body styles have, for decades, defined a generation of grand touring cars, along with supercars. And now, Lego allows you to have whichever one you want.
The set will include 1458 individual pieces along with a single build manual. The book will include two sets of directions, respective to which model you choose to build. Altogether, the pieces will build just one car, however, the pieces are designed to accommodate both the vintage, open-top sports car, or the hardline supercar.
As with several of Lego’s previous car kits, this two-in-one set will feature multiple working parts. Customers will be able to build and complete a working steering wheel, a full 2+2 interior setup, a handbrake, adjustable front seats, and a manual shifter. In addition, the rear hatch can open and close, revealing the flat-six-engine.
Design Master for Lego, Mike Psiaki, said this in the press release: “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!”
No matter your age, it’s okay to admit Legos are fun to play with. Especially when you can choose what to build. VIP members of Lego’s loyalty program will be able to purchase the kit for $149.99 starting February 16.
Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter at Torque News. Since he was 15 years old Max was building old cars and selling them for profit, spawning his love for cars. He has been around Porsches his entire life. His grandfather had several 911s and he’s owned two Porsche 944s, which made the auto-shop class cars a lot simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing press cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying Journalism at Western Washington University and writing for the racing team there locally. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage by our expert automotive reporters.