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REVIEW: 10295 Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa

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Introduction(Press Release Information)

The LEGO® Group has taken the covers off a new LEGO version of one of the most coveted nameplates in automotive history, with the unveiling of the two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set that brings together two icons from the 1970s and 80s.

LEGO builders and classic car enthusiasts alike will love the dual building routes of this set. The new two-in-one LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set can be built either as the fixed roof 911 Turbo model or as the open-roofed 911 Targa at one time, allowing fans to choose between classic coupe or convertible style.

Channelling the essence of the ubiquitous German sports car, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants feature all the hallmarks of their namesakes, from the aerodynamic shoulder line to angled headlamps and sculpted bonnet with Porsche badge and rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine.

Beneath their elegant silhouettes, the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants hide a wealth of detail. On both versions of the model, the 2+2 sports seats and dashboard are finished in dark orange and nougat, an eclectic colour scheme based on contemporary upholstery options from the Porsche 911. Further interior details include a handbrake, gearshift and functional steering, while the front seats also tilt forward for access to the rear bench seats.  

Several features which are unique to the 911 Turbo and 911 Targa variants of the set ensure they are equally characterful but distinct when built. The LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo sports distinctive Turbo badging, a wide rear axle, turbocharger and intercooler, denoting its blistering performance credentials. Its athletic look is completed with an integrated rear spoiler.

Meanwhile, the LEGO Porsche 911 Targa’s roof is fully removable and can be stowed underneath the hood of the car. The iconic Targa Bar completes the look, along with Targa badging and a brick-built wraparound rear window.

Mike Psiaki, Design Master at the LEGO Group, commented: “Taking ownership of a brand-new sports car is an experience to savour and this is a feeling we wanted to recreate for LEGO fans.

“As we were designing the car, the hardest decision to make was whether we would make the Turbo or Targa variant of the car. It was such a tough call that we engineered the ability to build the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa from a single set. Without doubt, fans of the 911 all over the world who have long admired these cars will love the opportunity to build both versions!”

Fabian Schmölz, Exterior Designer at Porsche, said: “We know that the Porsche 911 evokes a certain magic for customers and fans of our brand worldwide, and the latest LEGO additions to the 911 family – the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa – are no different.

“These incarnations of our sportscar icon, accurately capture the unmistakeable design of the cars they are based on, and are set to bring much enjoyment to a new family of fans.”

To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa, LEGO is also offering the first buyers the chance to receive a limited-edition LEGO Porsche owners pack with their purchase. The pack contains a certificate of ownership, an official LEGO Porsche card wallet and a set of four unique art prints based on contemporary Porsche 911 adverts, all presented in a smart collector’s wallet. This highly collectible gift with purchase is available in limited numbers for orders of the set placed through the LEGO VIP loyalty program.

Members of LEGO’s free VIP loyalty program will be able to purchase the LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo and Targa set from February 16th on LEGO.com. From March 1st, the set will be on sale exclusively in LEGO stores and on LEGO.com.

Name: 10295 Porsche 911
Theme: Creator Expert
Year: 2021
Pieces: 1458
Price: US $149.99  CA $199.99  DE €129.99  UK £119.99 

Boxart

All the Creator Export sets have black boxes which should appeal more to adults having an expensive/classy look. Though with a classic car like this, the front of the box looks a bit plain. This might be because the car is mainly one color, but it could have been better like the box from the Ford Mustang. I'm just not a big fan of the black boxes. The back looks a bit better, showing the differences in building the Targa or Turbo version.

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The Instructions

The first pages of the instructions contain a bit of information from the design process and a little bit of history. No need to make a history book, but 2 or 3 more pages with some information would have been nice to have to appeal to real fans. I could appreciate it also being translated into German.  Because of its origin but probably also because it's expected to sell well in Germany.

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There's also an overview of the numbered bags and it shows the progress of the set for each new bag. Bag 8 has to be combined with 9 or 10, depending on which version you prefer to build.

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Box contents

Bags from 1-10, 5 having two numbered bags. And an extra bag for the tires and windshields.

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The building starts with the chassis. Using technic to make a sturdy frame and bright colors to know which side you're working on.

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Building the side skirts upside down by using jumper plates.

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This technic beam in the middle of the car is placed for extra sturdiness. Although the finished model shows that's just not enough, as shown later.

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The fun part of building sets is seeing great techniques like this one. Building at an angle, and perfectly connected with a tile. 

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The designer used a clever way of building sideways, by using tiles with a bar and pin holder.

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Building the rear bumper by using bricks with studs on both sides, so you can build on top and also underneath. 

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Putting the bumper in place and adding the exhaust pipe.

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Printed parts for the win, especially the Porsche tile is a great addition.

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Bag 4 is a small one, that contains both front seats and the basic version of the engine. 

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Not all creator sets have steering front wheels, but I think this adds so much more to a set. So a good thing they've added this function to this car.

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Adding the front bumper, it has some nice details like a front skirt underneath.

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The Porsche comes with the new curved slope in a new color, trans orange.

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The doors, with on the inside of the door some wood and leatherwork details.

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Front window with the dashboard.

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Prints are great, but this is clearly an error. This print should be in the middle, all the clocks in the set have the same mistake.

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Adding the front fenders, the headlights are slightly angled by using a bar and clip connection.

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Underneath the front side. Again lots of colors to show which side you should be connecting the bricks.

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Everything is printed, so no sticker hassle, so no crooked logos!

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Step 1-7 is the same for the Turbo and Targa version. Time to choose which model to turn it into!

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First the Turbo, with a lot of additions that fill up the whole engine compartment.

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There's also a print on the rear side window. It's barely noticeable but the attention to details for something so small shows the love for the model.

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Turbo print!

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A flaw of this model is the roof. When lifting it, the front side is so heavy it pulls the roof forward, creating a large gap. Even with pressing all bricks firmly in place, this keeps happening.

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Building the rear axle of the Turbo, which is 2 studs wider compared to the Targa!

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Choose your number plate, German is the right choice for me!

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Finished model in all its glory:

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Don't touch the windshields! As clearly shown underneath...

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I love the dark orange, it works so well. It gives the interior a very classy look.

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Comparison to the Ford Mustang. Both have around 1450 parts, so it's no surprise the size is also quite the same.

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"Hey, there little bro!"

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The Targa, summer vibes!

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The rear window is made of the "new" trans-clear. I'm not a fan, it's just too milky. For the Porsche, it might work, but compared to older trans clear parts it's just not that "clear".

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By using a half 2x4x5 cylinder as a window, it leaves a gap in the corner. This could have been fixed by using a quarter cylinder, though this part doesn't exist in trans clear yet. And unfortunately, they didn't add it to the Porsche.

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The roof can be placed under the hood. It barely fits, and when closing it leaves a tiny gap. 

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The Targa engine.

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When switching from Turbo to Targa you need to use some parts of the Turbo(bag 8). You are left with half a window and most of a spoiler. This is a shame because adding around 20 pieces, would have made switching between Turbo and Targa easier en way more fun!

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Rating

Design: 8/10 It looks like a Porsche, instantly recognizable. A true classic!

Parts: 7/10 Lots of parts come in new colors, though extra pieces for the alternate version would have been nice.

Building: 9/10 Lots of fun techniques have been used for building upside down or sideways. 

Playability: 8/10 Opening the doors, steering, having a look at the engine, or taking the roof off. Plenty to discover in this set. Switching from Turbo to Targa is a fun addition.

Price: 7/10 It's easy and fair to compare it with the Mustang. The same amount of pieces, same size, and the same price! (Though it depends on where you live. For example, in Germany, the Mustang costs 129,99 the same price as the Porsche. But in The Netherlands, the Mustang costs 139,99 and the Porsche will cost 149,99)

Overall conclusion: A fantastic set, building it was absolutely fun and challenging. Also, a great way to finally own a Porsche 911!:grin: 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, JintaiZ said:

Maybe add a poll (for the ratings)? :wink:

Poll system was down for most theme forums last weeks... But let's see how this one goes.:thumbup:

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Thanks for the review! I think they did a rather good job with this model. It is not an easy shape to recreate with LEGO pieces to be fair. Still some parts of the model seem very off compared to the original car most especially the rear and roof section of the Targa. I will still buy it for sure.

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Nice review and I think it is a nice model. I really like that they give the option of either a Turbo or a Targa with nice details like the engine changes and different wheels

The only thing that is disappointing for me is a little thing but something they could have done better and that’s the dashboard. I don’t like the difference between the sloped dials and the round dials. For that age 911 it would have been nice to see a row of just the round dials vertically behind the steering wheel. Seems like an afterthought bearing in mind the effort that has gone into the seats and the door trim

Thanks again for the review 

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Thanks for the great review and build pics!

Have always had an eye for the Targa and toying (pun not intended) with picking this set up. But still haven’t built the DB5 yet (yeah I know) so the Porsche might be a slow burner. Reckon it’ll be available for the next 2-3 years at least so no rush.

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Thanks for the review! 100% Targa for me. Will probably get this for my dad's birthday this year. He liked the Mustang so he'll probably like the 911 too.

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On 2/11/2021 at 3:38 AM, Another Brick In The Wall said:

@MOCers -- can anything be done about the headlights? 

Try the headlights of 10242 Mini, 10252 Beetle or 10262 Aston Martin. That should work out quite nicely.

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Can you still switch around the versions easy? Like just remove the rear axle and switch to the smaller one without taking things apart too much?

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Overall pretty good but.. I feel it's a bit oversized. They've really outgrown those wheels, especially with the chunky truck tires and tiny rims. 

Love the interior (apart from the dials..  lazy mistake), engine and rear end. 

Overall I prefer the Arvo Bros version,  which would look great with the new printed parts and silver 5 spokes!

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Thanks for the review - I need to get one of those :)

I just got an email from LEGO, about this set. It says in the mail that it's limited, but is it just for now, or won't it be like the 10265 and the other Creator Expert cars?

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3 hours ago, mortenm said:

I just got an email from LEGO, about this set. It says in the mail that it's limited, but is it just for now, or won't it be like the 10265 and the other Creator Expert cars?

I read elsewhere (I think Brickset?) that the "limited" line is just a marketing ploy and tempering of expectations. Basically they're trying out calling these desirable sets "limited" to push you to buy them straight away, but also no get disappointed if it sells out or is backordered immediately because they saiiiddddd it was limited. In reality they're not more limited than similar sets ever were.

Thanks for the review @Ecclesiastes! This is one smooth looking set. It has the benefit of having source material that lends itself to an official set at this scale, unlike some of the much curvier cars that have been more of a "squint and they look correct" situation.

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They need to get rid of those bright colors used, it's an Expert car, so why treat us as kids???

Also the front axle and the rear axle are different in color, just give us black axles or grey axles all the way...

But ordered it aswell to get the GWP

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A bit late with my reply, but what an outstanding set. Thanks for the review. This looks like a must-buy :tongue:

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Finished the model last night and I have to say it was pure pleasure to build it. There are some ingenious building techniques going on. But from a Porsche fan's and scale modeler's point of view the overall look of the finished model is a bit disappointing. Some angles and proportions are quite off. So all in all I rated "above average" but not "outstanding".

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