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  1. REVIEW - 42096 - PORSCHE 911 RSR INTRODUCTION Not too long ago, 2016 to be precise, I wrote a review about a big orange Technic Porsche. Only 2,5 years later a new Porsche is added to the Technic range! This new Porsche 911 RSR uses the same wheel arches as the 42056, but slightly smaller tires. It's hard to qualify the exact scale, but for roughly half the price, we can expect less detail than the previous one. At first glance I am very happy with the looks and especially the color scheme. Looking at the name of the set, the color scheme wasn't a surprise, since this is how the actual model looks like. That diffuser means serious business. Edit: The wheel arches are a different size than the ones we already know. They are two studs shorter. Thanks to @LvdH for pointing it out. This review might be less detailed than usual, but time was limited. Sorry about that. I do hope you enjoy it anyway! PICTURES Pictures can be clicked to view hi-res versions. More pictures can be found in my Flickr album. DISCLAIMER This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG. SET INFORMATION Number: 42096 Title: Porsche 911 RSR Theme: Technic Released: 2019 Part Count: 1580 Box Weight: 2266 gram Box Dimensions: 47,7 cm x 37,2 cm x 9,0 cm Set Price (RRP): € 149,99 Price per Part: € 0,095 Links: Brickset, Bricklink THE BOX CONTENTS OF THE BOX The box contains: 1x Sealed booklet 2x Sticker sheet 4x Tires 13x Unnumbered bag BOOKLET STICKER SHEETS Two sticker sheets, with loooooots of stickers. There is even a completely white sticker, without a print. Seriously?! TIRES BAGS HIGHLIGHTED PARTS WHEEL ARCHES Okay, let's get the big black-red-grey-white elephant out of the room. If you know a bit about TLG's sticker policy you will know that TLG avoids applying stickers to curved surfaces. And by curved I mean curved in multiple directions. So, it wasn't (or rather should not have been) a surprise that the wheel arches are printed. But man o man....are you kidding me?! These look like stickers I applied after a couple of brewskies....several brewskies....lots of brewskies! I totally understand the difficulty of printing these parts, but I expect more from a company claiming that only the best is good enough. Two thumbs down for these arches. These wheel arches are slightly smaller than the ones on the 42056 by the way. I somehow missed this when I was building the model and writing the review CANOPY Clever use of the Windscreen 6 x 4 x 2 1/3 Bubble Canopy with Handle. 7 x 3 CURVED PANEL I almost missed this one, but it's the first time we get this one in white. 3 x 13 CURVED PANEL Thank you TLG for finally providing this part in white! BANANA GEARS We have seen these 11x11 Curved Racks in the Rough Terrain crane, but they are cleverly used in this set too. PINS AND CONNECTORS Not all of these connectors are new, but the Pin with Ball Joint has never been released in red. And the Pin with Pin Hole has never been released in white before. And the Axle with Pin Hole has never been released in black before. PART LIST The part list for all of the 1580 parts. THE BUILD Unsurprisingly, we start building the chassis, with the rear suspension. Here's the front suspension with steering rack. The chassis with front and rear suspension. The single seat and steering wheel have been added. The water-cooled six cylinder 4.0 liter boxer with 510 hp (375 kW) has been placed behind the driver's seat. Wheel arches and doors have been added. The car is taking shape. Yes, there is a sticker with track information applied to the inner side of the door. In case you get lost hehe. The front of the car looks spectacular. I love the usage of the "banana gears" and curved panels. I also like the canopy parts. I know they make the car look like a frog, but I still like ' em. They work for me. Like the front, the rear of the car looks stunning too. I absolutely love that big bad-ass diffuser. The hoses and panels complete the package, along with the big spoiler. Thumbs up for the rear. These are the left-over parts. COMPLETED MODEL We proudly present the Frog 911 RSR. I'm just joking, because I absolutely love the looks on this car. The color scheme is spot on. Maybe it's because I am working on a Mindstorms project with the same color scheme The gap behind the front wheel is actually present on the real car as well, so it's by design. Obligatory picture of the chassis. Isn't she a beauty?! I love this shot. What I don't like is the abundance of white stickers. And by white, I mean actually white. The color of the stickers don't match the white on the panels, at all. A very simple solution would have been to print the stickers off-white, instead of pure white. Printing the stickers in pure white even resulted in the need to apply a totally white sticker to one of the roof panels. A white sticker to match the other roof stickers, otherwise the color difference would have been even more obvious. I can't get my head around this approach, because a very simple solution seems to be available. Another approach would be transparent stickers, but I haven't seen those in a while. The doors and the engine cover open up. Combined with fake engine, steering and suspension, that pretty much sums up the functionality in this car. There is no HoG (Hand of God) steering, which is a huge let down for me. I can imagine the people at Porsche had a say in this. Makes you wonder whether the licensed approach, over proper functions, is the right path for TLG to take. The wind shield wiper is fixed in place by the way. The side view shows that the wheels are slightly too small for the car. Or the wheel arches are slightly too big hehe. The size of the wheels just doesn't feel right. Of course, there is limited choice in wheels, so I understand this choice. No biggie. All things considered, the car is eye candy! A final view of the rear, because this is most likely the part of the car that you will see most, unless you are a really good racing driver COMPARISON WITH 42056 This review would not be complete without a comparison with the 42056 - Porsche GT3 RS. When you are building this model, you get the feeling that you are building more or less the same scale, maybe because of the wheel arches. But looking at the comparison images it is clear that this model is indeed a different scale. This obviously explains the lower part count and price. Both fronts have that distinctive Porsche look. I like the canopy style headlights. This picture from the rear clearly shows the difference in scale. The orange one has a much bigger ass I do think the RSR's rear design is much cooler than the RS3's. I know it's not fair to compare a street-legal car with a circuit racer. I would love to see someone give a go at an RSR version in the same scale as the 42056. Actually, I am surprised I haven't seen one made by @JunkstyleGio in LDD yet, but I might have missed it B-MODEL Like the previous Porsche, there is no official B-model for this car. I'm sure some fan made B-models will pop-up. SUMMARY To be honest; I am torn between two opinions. My first opinion is that this is a stunningly beautiful car. I absolutely love the color scheme and looks on this baby. I can't stop looking at it and it looks so much cooler than the 42056. My second opinion is that the printed panels and stickers look horrible. This may sound confusing, because I just said it looks stunning. Well, it looks stunning from a distance, in a cupboard or something. You can see a lot of flaws from close by. The lack of HoG steering is also a bit let down for me. Basically, there is zero playability, so yet another display piece. The 42039 had some simple functions, which made the car fun to play with. Like the 42056, this is just another display model. A display model depending on lots of stickers. Would I recommend it?! You bet I would. Why? Because it's reasonably priced and I can't stop looking at it. I will probably get a second copy and have a go at a Porsche 911 EV3 PROS Color scheme Stunning looks Price (you can get a big Porsche for a reasonable price) CONS No hand of God steering No playability whatsoever Awfully printed wheel arches White stickers too white Too much stickers SCORE How do I rate this set? 9 DESIGN I love the design and color scheme. 7 BUILDING EXPERIENCE Plain build. No interesting functions. 6 FEATURES Which features?! 6 PLAYABILITY Push the car back and forth. Hard to steer. 7 PARTS Finally, white wheel arches! Oh wait...they are printed...badly. 8 VALUE FOR MONEY You get a cool Porsche for a reasonable price. 7,2 GREAT LOOKING DISPLAY PIECE...FROM A DISTANCE FINAL WORDS Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.
  2. Hi Here is my dream Porsche. It features and combines 3 of my favorite things of Porsche: The front V8 TT engine and front bumper of Panamera Turbo S The 911 shape The RSR look and feel The result is this. Hope you (and judges ) like it Features. 1:10 Scale RWD and Fake V8 engine 4 Speed Gearbox with remote stick Independent suspension in the 4 wheels Working Steering Wheel (No HOG) Openable hood and doors (With lock system) Adjustable seats with gears Big Spoiler (Like the RSR models) Miscellaneous things like hand bag, lights etc. *Surprise feature* Removable V8 engine and transmission like a car About the last feature, well, I'll show it later in another pics and video. (I haven't had time to take more pics) Here are the pics of the last feature Making this function was the most difficult of the model, because it must be work smooth in every gear and I must find the proper joint points in the gearbox to the chassis. Also it must be easy to remove without bending or forcing the rest of the car. After many tests, I achieved it. More pics of the car This photo scream for the bigger Steering wheel (Sadly I don't have it yet) More pics and video will come soon The full gallery https://www.flickr.com/photos/137229326@N08/albums/72157668154949314 Video. The car was completed some days ago, but I decided to post it as my 100 post here, in the greatest Lego community