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LEGO Issues Official Statement Regarding Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Instructions

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)

LEGO has released an official statement in the LAN regarding the gear instruction issue for the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. A few other reviews out there have expressed concern that the gears weren’t shifting in the correct order. If you read the statement below, LEGO did take this point into consideration and decided that the way that it was built in the instructions gave more of a smoother experience but that’s up for the individual builders to decide which way to build it.

Thank you to all our dedicated fans for the comments regarding the GT3 RS by LEGO Technic.

It is correct that the gears in this model are not sequential as in the real Porsche PDK. This is however, a deliberate decision taken to ensure that we make the best possible LEGO version of this amazing car that both meets our design requirements and gives everyone a great building and product experience.

It was a considered decision taken during development that the gears running in the correct order meant that it did not result in a great experience when driving the car. Too many gears are engaged at the same time and smooth running with all those tolerances is just not possible.

If you switch the build in steps 267 and 269 the gears will run sequentially, and everyone who feels that this is the better solution should feel encouraged to do so.

LEGO Technic really is the ultimate open source design product and now that it is finally available, we

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Review

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)

Back in January of this year at the 2016 London Toy Fair, there were some details of the new LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)icon and at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, we got our first look at it. LEGO fans and car enthusiasts alike were excited for the set and just last month, it was officially announced.

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Designer Video and Interview

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)

Earlier this morning, LEGO announced the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) and now the designer video is also available. LEGO has also sent over an interview with the product designers.

The designers of the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS Andrew Woodman and Uwe Wabra are talking about their dream project – from the idea to the complete model.

What was the idea behind this project?

Andrew Woodman, Senior Design Manager, LEGO Technic:
As a lover of design and high-performance cars, it was a dream to make the Porsche 911 our first model. When we started to collect ideas for this new LEGO Technic model, we realized that we wanted to create more than just a great building experience. It should be all over special. We knew that we needed a partner with the perfect vehicle that was both highly desirable and a true icon. So we reached out to Porsche.

How did the cooperation with Porsche run?

Andrew Woodman, Senior Design Manager, LEGO Technic:
The cooperation with Porsche was fantastic. The employees are incredibly passionate for the Porsche brand and showed huge interest in our LEGO Technic model.
From our very first meeting it was clear that Porsche shared the same passion for the vision of this concept and together we decided upon using the current 911 GT3 RS as the first vehicle in this LEGO Technic series.

How much time did the whole process take and what were the particular development steps?

Andrew Woodman, Senior Design Manager, LEGO Technic:
The whole process

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Officially Announced

Yesterday LEGO did a teaser for LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) and today they have officially announced the set. It has 2,704 pieces, retailing for $299.99 and it will be availale globally on June 1 at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] Check out the press release and some more images of the set below.

42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Ages 16+. 2,704 pieces.
US $299.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 299.99€ – UK £249.99 – DK 2599.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Discover the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS!

Experience the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica. Inside the box you’ll discover a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars, together with 4 original-design rims bearing the RS emblem. The sets of elements are boxed, and the building sequence gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process. The model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. The accessible cockpit features a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number. Functions include opening doors and hood with storage compartment and suitcase, and an opening rear lid that houses a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons. This 1:8 scale model has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.• Features authentically designed aerodynamic bodywork, adjustable rear spoiler, headlights and taillights, red

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Teaser Video

News has been fairly quiet lately but today LEGO has posted a teaser of the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) on their Facebook Page. If you look closely, you can kind of see that it is orange as rumored before. The caption also shows it coming in 911 hours. I’ve been told official release of it in the US is in 911 hours or in 37 days which is June 1 while the rest of the world is on August 1. As for pricing, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) will be €299 and £249 as stated at the London Toy Fair. Now the wait is on for June 1st.

Update: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been officially announced.

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) Details

Back at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, LEGO revealed the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) that will be coming out later this year but there were no details on it. Our friends over at PromoBricks has found out some concrete info on it including the release date of August 1 and will be priced at €299 and £249 which was revealed at the London Toy Fair.

In addition, a Swiss online shop does not mention that there are any batteries included like the other Technic sets so we can assume there are no Power Functions in the set so the pricing of the set will be mostly on the parts count which is still unknown at this time.

Another small detail that Michael has given is that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be a “lava orange” color and not the prototype camouflage that is shown in the image above which car makers use to disguise their future models.

Given some of the details, are you still on board with the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) or has it deterred you somewhat?

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