Lego Porsche is a Classic 911 for All Ages
Lego Porsche display promotes the new 911 and the small-scale toy in glorious fashion.
One of the biggest debuts at the ongoing 2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show is that of the new eighth generation Porsche 911. The 911 is unquestionably one of the greatest sports cars in the history of the automotive industry, so the world debut of a new generation is a big deal that is sure to draw many attendees to the display of the German automaker.
With the 911 being a main focus of the show, Porsche teamed up with Lego to have a very unique version of the classic 911 Turbo 3.0. As you can see here, what makes this old school sports car unique is the fact that it is a large-scale replica of the small-scale Lego toy that depicts the legendary 911 Turbo 3.0. Combining the focus on the 911 and the popularity of the Lego brand into one amazing display is a great move, likely drawing more attention than any other car on display.
Big Replica of a Small Toy
In the past few years, Lego has rolled out an assortment of kits that allow you to build real cars in small, blocky form. There are several Porsche kits and in one of them, you get a classic 911 Turbo 3.0 and a modern 911 RSR race car. The kit costs $30 on the Lego website, but you can find it for closer to $20 if you hunt around online.
The Lego car on display at the L.A. Auto Show is literally a large-scale replica of the toy version of the 911 Turbo 3.0. We have included a picture from the Lego website here, showing the toy for reference. Take note of the fact that each small block from the toy has been enlarged to create the giant replica, right down to the unusual wheel and tire package, with the wheels sticking awkwardly out of the rubber tires. Even the headlights are made from a giant version of the clear, round cap from the toy kit; all that is missing is a Lego dude in a painted-on racing suit.
Attraction for All Ages
If you have taken a young child to a major auto show, you likely know that even the most enthusiastic youngster can get tired of looking at parked cars after a couple of hours. Having this Lego Porsche on display is sure to get the kids excited in the middle of a lengthy trip to the show. Say that a parent needs to sweeten the deal, he or she can tell the kids that they can build a small-scale version of this giant model, helping the kids to assemble their Christmas list while getting more enjoyment from the L.A. Auto Show.
Photos for Team Speed by D.M. Ciminelli