If you’re dead set on expanding your Lego collection of Porsches with two new additions without breaking the bank, we’ve got some good news. The latest product is a nostalgia-infused set that can actually save you money because you’re getting two for the price of one. Hearkening back to the 1970s and 1980s is a 911 Turbo and Targa bundle with a dual personality.
Using the same 1,458 pieces that come in the box, you’ll be able to recreate a 911 coupe or a targa-topped convertible from days gone by when big hair and wave music were all the rage. The dual-purpose brick set comes with an accurately recreated 2+2 cabin featuring tilting front seats, functional steering, along with a gear stick and a handbrake lever.
Gallery: Lego Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa 2-in-1 set
The Turbo’s rear spoiler and the Targa’s unique roof have been faithfully reproduced and the retro silhouette looks impressively neat in brick form. The set depicting the famous rear-engined German sports car with the seats finished in an eye-popping orange-nougat shade is 10.8 centimetres (4.2 inches) tall, 16 cm (6.3 in) wide, and 35.5 cm (14 in) long.
The new 2-in-1 Lego Porsche 911 set will be available for VIP access from February 15 and will launch on Lego.com and physical stores from March 1. It’ll set you back £119.99 in the United Kingdom or €129.99 in Europe. If you’re ordering through the VIP loyalty program, Lego is offering a package that contains art prints of four classic Porsche adverts, plus a certificate of ownership and a card wallet. It’s a limited-run pack, so you’d better act fast.
As a final note, it’s worth remembering the excellent 911 GT3 RS Lego Technic set can also be repurposed as a Lancia Stratos by using only one part that doesn’t come with the original set.