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The Porsche 919/917 set is a day one purchase for me. It's just too bad they didn't do the Gulf blue / orange scheme for the 917. I looked in to building one using Medium Azure before, but there wasn't the right mix of parts at the time. With the new Elves and Friends sets, it might be time to check again.
You know with the hotrod set, the Camero drag set, and a few straight street baseplates one could make a nice dragstrip scene. Yep I'm getting them all!
Not or a fan of the Mustang at all. The headlights on the side, and overall very plain looking.
I agree with that and already know how I am going to mod the front end. I'll replace the slopes w/stickers out for clear and blue cheese wedge elements. I did kinda the same thing on #75910. Ill also mod the trunk lid (boot) cause its not rounded on the edges.
Also this. It has the black middle section, and that's it. The front sticker is really... optimistic. It doesn't help all that well in making the car look right.
But as I did with the previous line of cars, instead of applying stickers I swap in some bricks as headlights. Makes the cars more generic looking, but that just better fits in my Lego city.
Overall I enjoying having a Porsche in my LEGO cars. I would buy it again, only because it's a Porsche.
Anyone else have a different experience with these?
I've got a few of these now, and my opinion of them is influenced largely by my car interests. I like most Lamborghinis, a few Ferraris, the Porsche 911, and a few other specific cars. I like motorsports, but I'm not too fussed about them (certainly not F1). With all that being said:
From the first wave:
75899: LaFerrari & 75908: 458 Italia GT2 - not the Ferraris I'm interested in. I want a Testarossa, F40 or 488.
75910: Porsche 918 Spyder - I don't like convertibles and there's too many studs at the back.
75912: Porsche 911 GT Finish Line - I like this, not built it yet. Would've preferred a road car to a race car, but beggars can't be choosers. Also, I don't need two of them. Or the 'finish line' - but my children will enjoy playing with that.
75870: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - I like corvettes, but the shape of this is just a little 'off'.
75871: Ford Mustang GT - I used to work for Ford, and really like this Mustang. The mod done by crazycarl looks even better though!
75873: Audi R8 LMS ultra - again, would've preferred the road car, but this will do. built it without stickers and it really didn't look right. with the stickers it's a lot better.
Anything else is either too much 'motorsports', or not a make/model I really like.
What I would love to see in the future is some Lamborghinis - if the licence is available.
Right now I only have this:
Lego had the Lamborghini license at one time, sets 8169 and 8214.
I may also get the Porsche 919 and 917 set.
I only have one set from the first wave that I really need to get around to building, and that's the Ferrari 458.
I wish there weren't so many stickers because I'm terrible at applying them, but I also understand it would cost a lot to do this much printing.
I hear ya....I have 8214 and am not that in love with it. 8169 is MUCH much better.
Maybe next wave they'll get the license back? It would be nice to get a diverse collection, and some Japanese cars would be nice. Mazda RX-7, Nissan GT-R, Toyota MR2.
And 90's Import Racers go straight to my heart, with the beloved MR2 Turbo on top of the list. I had 2 of those back in the days, a lightly modified 91' Turbo in red and heavily modified >400hp 93' Turbo in silver. I would kill to have one released by Lego.
Another notable one that would look stellar in brick form is the legendary NSX. Plus some 911 Porsches of any era would be nice.