A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one: 42096 Porsche 911 RSR will be the largest LEGO Technic set of the first half of 2019. First official pictures reveal a 1,580-piece-large replica of one of the most iconic racing vehicles of our days. The set seems to be loaded with various play features: a rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, detailed cockpit, working differential, independent suspension and some more. Unfortunately, the model features no working gear box, but its brilliant design seems to make up for any missing mechanism.
One of the main reasons why the new Porsche 911 RSR is doomed to success among LEGO Technic fans is its color scheme. For once fans are getting a wonderful model designed in some of the most wanted colors: black, white and red. We’ve seen so many bright-colored models in recent years that it has become quite challenging to finish an own creation in colors other than orange, azur or lime. With so many panels in plain white and black fans will finally be able to create vehicles of more realistic designs.
The other subject for discussion is how the new 42096 Porsche 911 RSR compares to the exclusive 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS of 2016. A quick analysis shows that the old GT3 RS is 1100 pieces bigger than the new RSR; this is due to a very complicated manual gear box mechanism in GT3 RS (and the new RSR has none). The measurements of the both cars also show a significant difference in their scales: the new RSR is 3”/7cm shorter, 2”/5cm narrower and 1.5”/4cm lower. Here are Porsche 911 RSR measurements: 5” (13cm) high, 19” (50cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide.
The new 42096 Porsche 911 RSR will be available starting January 1, 2019 with the price tag of 149,99 Euro in Europe. Prices for the North America are yet to be confirmed, but we expect it to be $179 us the US and $229.99 in Canada.