We were a little underwhelmed with LEGO’s 2016 Technic line-up when we released details back at the end of 2015. However, there was hope that better sets were to come; there was a gap in the numbering sequence. A hole in the range. A supercar shaped hole. And, as it turns out, a Porsche 911 shaped hole…
Yup, LEGO are bringing their first fully authorised official supercar set to market later this year! Expanding on their relationship with Porsche that was first developed for the Speed Champions line (alongside McLaren and Ferrari), and joining the official Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, MINI and Volvo partnerships, LEGO are set to release a spectacular Technic replica of Porsche’s legendary 911, and it looks i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e.
Set 42056 was revealed at the 2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair today, and it could well be the most amazing Technic flagship in LEGO’s history; a fully detailed replica of – we think – Porsche’s brutal 911 GT3 RS super car complete with (again – we think…) a working paddle-shift transmission!
There is no word on pricing or piece-count, and we expect the test-car camouflage to be replaced with a road car or racing livery before the set is finalised for production, but despite the unknowns we are properly excited by the prospect of LEGO’s latest partnership. It could also open the doors for further potential manufacturer-backed sets, as car companies begin to recognise the power such synergies can have on their brand’s future desirability.
You can see more unofficial images of the new 2016 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS at Gizmodo, who first broke the news story, or via the photographer’s Flickr page here. And if that wasn’t enough 42056 is due to be joined by a truly enormous bucket-wheel excavator and a large, motorised, and thoroughly excellent official Claas tractor too.
LEGO Technic is looking better than ever…
Wow. It’s a whole new territory for Technic…. I hear this’ll be 300 Euros, since I don’t see enough pieces to justify that price, this could well be RC as well. Then it’s worth it. Thankyou Lego for pushing the boundaries, now take my money!
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