Lego Porsche is a Classic 911 for All Ages

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Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Front Wide

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.

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 High Front

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.

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Toy

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.

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Corner

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.

Lego Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 Low Front

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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