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Carrera Classic

Lego Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS

You don’t need a million bricks to appear here at The Lego Car Blog. A few hundred will do, especially if they’re yellow, and especially if they’re arranged as exquisitely as this. This gorgeous Legoland style ’70s Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS comes from Flickr’s Peter Blackert (aka Lego911), and it captures the super-rare version of Porsches most famous model beautifully. There’s lots more of the Carrera 2.7 RS to see at Peter’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

 

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Sing When You’re Winning

Lego Porsche Singer 911

Most modifying houses that apply their, er… ‘expertise’ to vehicles, well… let’s be honest, they absolutely ruin them. Not so with Porsche resto-modders Singer, who take Stuttgart’s finest vehicles and re-fit their inner workings for the modern age. And they often somehow end up looking cooler too. This neatly built Singer 911 comes from previous ‘Featured TFOL‘ Marco. qm, and you can see the full gallery on Flickr via the link above.

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228mph Porsche 911 GT3 Crash

Lego Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3

Well, sort of. This is LEGO’s 1:8th scale 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS set, featuring a flat-6 engine, paddle-shift gearbox, independent suspension, and much orange.

And this is what happens when the German motoring organisation ADAC conducts one of its industry-leading crash tests on it…

Fired into a miniaturised deformable block at 46km/h, the 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 set was effectively put through a 228mph impact, at least by TLCB maths anyway.

The resultant devastation is absolute, however we’re not sure that the real Porsche 911 would have faired any better at that speed. Still, at least with a LEGO Porsche you can put it all back together afterwards…

Drive safe out there.

Lego Porsche 911 GT3 Crash Test

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Complex Simplicity

Lego Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 was not a complicated car when it launched in the 1960s, and some would argue it still isn’t today. It is however, fiendishly difficult to built accurately from LEGO, as every single panel seems to have three different curves on it. Flickr’s Michael Jasper has nailed it though, with some ingenious building techniques that have bricks facing in all six possible directions. See how Michael has done it, thanks to a handy cut-away image, at his photostream here.

Lego Porsche 911

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Porsche 911 RSR – Picture Special

Lego Porsche 911 RSR

Lego Porsche building legend Malte Dorowski continues his run of incredible Stuttgart supercars. This, his latest, is one of the most fearsome; the Porsche 911 RSR, and Malte has built and photographed his Lego replica absolutely beautifully.

Lego Porsche 911 RSR

Some of the finest Lego models of any type, Malte’s Porsches are really worth a closer look, and you can do so on Flickr at the link above, where you can also find a link to Malte’s LEGO Ideas page where he hopes his Porsche design will gain enough support to become an official LEGO set. And we do too.

Lego Porsche 911 RSR

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Buy a Mini… Get a Porsche

Lego Porsche 911 RSR

LEGO’s 10242 official Mini Cooper set is a firm favourite here at TLCB Towers, but that’s no reason to stick to the prescribed instructions. Suggested to us by a reader, amaman of MOCpages has used the Mini’s excellent parts range to build something just a little bit quicker… Porsche’s monster 911 RSR. There are opening doors, hood and engine lid with a detailed interior an engine inside, and amaman has even photographed the build steps so that if you own 10242 you could build your own RSR too. You can see more of the build and check out how amaman has done it via the link to MOCpages above.

Lego Porsche 911 RSR

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Not a Porsche

Lego Technic 42056 B-Model Hot Rod

LEGO’s 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS set… we’re not really fans here at TLCB, and we’re also definitely not fans of the weird part of the online Lego community that seeks to buy sets like this and leave them unopened in a sealed box somewhere. By extension therefore, we are fans of this. Built exclusively from pieces found within the official Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set, Brickshelf’s marthart has not only opened his 42056 box but he’s used the pieces to not build the Porsche too. The hot rod pick-up he’s created from the Porsche’s parts includes a working piston engine, gearbox, independent suspension and adjustable ground clearance, it was suggested to us by a reader, and it can be found in more detail at the link above.

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Perfect Porsche

Lego Porsche 911

We quite like the current Porsche 911. In world of Audis with huge wheels, factory bodykits and privacy glass, Porsche’s supercar for the people is actually looking quite understated in comparison. However we like this one even more; Senator Chinchilla‘s beautiful classic 911 modified with 3D-printed wheels, a ducktail spoiler and a huge exhaust. So understated it isn’t, but for reasons that confuse us we want it so badly we might even send some Elves out on a mission of thievery. Senator’s superb modified Porsche was suggested to us by a reader and you can see all of the images at the link above.

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Christmas Carrera

Lego Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911’s – despite their tricky shape – are not an unusual build in the Lego Community. However the base Carrera is, as builders tend to favour the more exotic and expensive versions in the 911 range. Which is a shame, as we actually like the basic Carrera best. Handily for us TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla has built one just in time for Christmas, and you can see more as his photostream via the link above.

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Porsche 911 SC – Picture Special

Lego Porsche 911 SC

This lovely canary yellow 1980 Porsche 911 SC (Super Carrera) built by Jon Elliott was suggested to us by a reader today. Underneath the wonderfully lifelike bodywork – complete with opening doors, hood and engine lid – there are a few surprising (and very un-Model Team) technical touches too.

Lego Porsche 911 SC

Working steering, rear suspension and a boxer piston engine are included, all hiding seamlessly inside the accurate body shell. There are lots more images to see at Jon’s Flickr photostream and MOCpages account – click the links to check out the full 911 SC gallery.

Lego Porsche 911 SC

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Honey… I Shrunk the GT3

Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche-building extraordinaire Malte Dorowski has appeared here numerous times over the years with a huge variety of Stuttgart machinery and he’s currently hoping to turn one of his stunning Porsche replicas into an official LEGO set.

His latest upload evolves his previously featured 911 GT3 into a small scale version of LEGO’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set. We are not fans of the overpriced Technic flagship, but we do very much like Malte’s Model Team masterpiece. With the license already in place between LEGO and Porsche turning Malte’s design into an official LEGO set seems like a no-brainer to us!

Click here to see more of the model and to add your vote via LEGO Ideas.

Lego Porsche 911 GT3

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Nice Pair

Lego Technic Porsche 911

This glorious Porsche 911 wide-body racer is part of the current LEGO ReBrick competition. Built by previous bloggee jorgeopesi it’s true Technic supercar, featuring working suspension, a flat-6 engine, all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steering, and it looks… well it looks like that. Bloody brilliant. There’s more to see at the jorgeopesi’s Rebrick page – click the link above to see more on ReBrick, or here for the Brickshelf gallery.

The second part of today’s Porsche pairing comes from newcomer Jacob Lockett and is also built for LEGO’s ReBrick Porsche competition. Jacob has chosen to recreate one of Porsche’s rarest and most interesting cars, the mid ’60s flat-4 engined 904. Despite only having four cylinders and a two litre capacity, the 904 made almost 200bhp, and that was way back in 1964! Even today that’s a good figure for a two litre 4-cylinder. Jacob’s Technic recreation features working suspension, functioning steering, and a replica flat-4 piston engine. There’s more to see via ReBrick – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Porsche 904

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Pixelated Porsche

Lego Porsche 911 GT3 Mosaic

We know, another Porsche. But this one is a bit different to the creations we usually post, seeing as the whole thing is only two plates high. This neat video-game style ’08 Porsche 911 GT3 RS mosaic was suggested by a reader and comes from Blaine R. of MOCpages. There are 4,796 bricks in there, and you can see them in more detail by clicking the link above.

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Technic Turbo

Lego Technic Porsche 911 Turbo

If there’s one car that sums up the wide-boy 1980s best, it could well be this – the Porsche 911 Turbo. We must confess we’re not really fans of the 930-series 911 Turbo. Compared to the elegance of Porsche’s earlier models the 930 was a bit brash, and – to be honest – a bit crap too. When a car with, er… let’s be polite and say ‘interesting’ handling, has 130bhp – as the original 911 did – then it’s not too much of an issue. Give that car over 300bhp, which also arrives suddenly a few seconds after you’ve pressed the throttle, and people die. Which they did.

Anyway, whilst the 1980s 911 Turbo was not a very good Porsche, it has been turned into a very good Technic model. This one is the work of Blaž Dlopst aka blaz62, making his TLCB debut, and it has working steering, suspension, a 4-speed gearbox, and the famously lethal flat-6 piston engine slung way out the back.

There’s lots more to see of Blaz’s 911 Turbo at his Flickr photostream, Brickshelf gallery, or via the Eurobricks discussion forum, where it has – like many of the recently featured Porsches here at TLCB – been built for the latest LEGO ReBrick competition.

As a result of the current competition our Elves are finding lots of Porsches worth blogging (this one meant an orange Smartie reward, and they’re the best kind), so if you’re not a fan of Porcshe – sorry! However if you do like Porsches there are lots to see! – You can view all of those featured by using the Search bar at the foot of every page, or by clicking on the ‘Porsche’ tag under this post.

Lego Technic Porsche 911 Turbo

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Prettiest Porsche

Lego Technic Porsche 911

Call us old-fashioned, but we don’t think there has ever been a prettier Porsche 911 than the very first generation, launched way back in 1963. Powered by an air-cooled 130bhp flat-6 the original 911 wasn’t particularly fast, but gosh does it look pretty today. By the 1980s the 911 had lost its understated elegance, but arguably the current 911 is regaining it against competitor cars looking ever more aggressive.

Lego Technic Porsche 911 1963

We’ll still take the original though, which is what MOCpages’ Markus Schlegel has done. His gorgeous Technic 1963 Porsche 911 is every bit as pretty as the real car, and includes working steering, adjustable seats, and opening doors, hood and engine cover. The full gallery of images is available to view at Markus’ MOCpages – click the link above to make the jump there.

Lego Technic Porsche 911

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