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42056 Porsche 911

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,761
    I would love to see the camo preview model show up in a wacky ebay auction at some point this year just to see what it would sell for.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 608
    Eleventeen gazillion dollars.
    bobabrickschuckpA.Brickovsky
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    ^ Shouldn't that be "Eleventeen gazillion dollars, ah, ah, ah!"?
    Penkid11Aanchirbandit778bricktuaryricecakeSumoLego
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 601
    I sympathize for the soul who had to put all of those stickers on. No one should have to deal with such torture.

    However on the flipside the person who did place all of the stickers must have some kind of super power due to the fact of them all being so perfectly aligned.

    I want that super power of being a naturally spot on sticker placer.
    TXLegoguychuckp
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    I think a REAL Porsche is probably a reasonable trade for the Toy Fair model. ;P
    chuckp
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    I'm a little behind on the conversation but need to throw a correction out there on the "Reverse" function for this Lego set. 

    To make an apples to apples comparison of the Lego set to a real car, The motor "always" rotates in the same direction. Assuming the motor operates at a given RPM of 2000 rpm (Revolutions per minute), clicking the lego set into first gear and pushing the car forward you would have to push it slower to get the engine to rotate at 2000rpm. Click into second gear and 2000rpm would require the car to be pushed faster. rince/repeat for all forward transmission gears. 

    Now click the transmission into reverse, and in order to rotate the engine in it's normal forward direction at 2000rpm, the hand of god would have to push the lego model backwards.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited May 2016
    So, I really want to like this, and the packaging looks awesome, but the model design itself has far too many gaps on the bodywork, making it look like an abstract build with heavy artistic license. The front is actually quite ugly in my view. Am I on my own here!?
    monkeyhanger
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,669
    edited May 2016
    Tons of cool pictures and behind the scenes videos of the product on the LEGO Technic Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LEGOTechnic/

    and a box opening from Tommy, be prepared to have your jaw dropped!


    Coolguy5000kiki180703bobabricksTXLegoguy
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited May 2016
    Still don't like the front...

    I almost think the box, manual and packaging are better than the model!
    bobabricks
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    Yeah, too many exclusive this year already, fortunately an easy pass in many cases :)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,897
    richo said:
    So, I really want to like this, and the packaging looks awesome, but the model design itself has far too many gaps on the bodywork, making it look like an abstract build with heavy artistic license. The front is actually quite ugly in my view. Am I on my own here!?
    I think if you feel like this is too gappy, then the Technic theme as a whole just isn't for you. The Porsche has arguably has the most solid and authentic-looking body of any Technic car there's ever been. Technic models are not like Creator Expert models. Traditionally, they're much more about functionality than looks, and while recent models have done a much better job filling out their gaps than classic models like #8880 and #8448, I think a certain amount of abstraction is inherent to the building system.

    I will be interested to see if any MOCists from the Technic community can succeed in filling in some of the gaps, especially the ones under the headlights which appear to bother a lot of people from the comments I've read. But "ultimate" or not, it's just not realistic to expect a Technic model to have an entirely solid body.
    BumblepantsTXLegoguypharmjoddrdavewatfordbandit778tallblocktooAdeelZubair
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ well maybe, and I take the point about fundamental technic design style, but the front just doesn't look right to me, technic or not.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Adzbadboy said:
    Tons of cool pictures and behind the scenes videos of the product on the LEGO Technic Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LEGOTechnic/

    and a box opening from Tommy, be prepared to have your jaw dropped!

    I'm sorry, why was my jaw supposed to drop here?

    Btw, I'm a Technic fanatic, and I don't like how gappy this set is.
    monkeyhangerkiki180703richo
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,713
    ^ Be nice.  Could be worse, someone could throw a S17 Onion Guy at you.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    Or a S24 Canned Tomatoes Gal
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,713
    edited May 2016
    S18 Spam Man?

    (Although, that is not a fruit, vegetable or meat.  Not organic or naturally occurring, either...)
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    Great, another licensed minifigure...
    SumoLegoMattDawson
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    edited May 2016
    Adzbadboy said:
    Tons of cool pictures and behind the scenes videos of the product on the LEGO Technic Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LEGOTechnic/

    and a box opening from Tommy, be prepared to have your jaw dropped!

    I'm sorry, why was my jaw supposed to drop here?

    Btw, I'm a Technic fanatic, and I don't like how gappy this set is.
    I am not alone, lol. It just looks like a set that a top quality mocer could improve beyond all recognition. 

    Also, I hate the idea that just because you don't like one set, then the entire technic theme isnt for me apparently. There is sometimes a culture here on certain threads where criticising a set really upsets people. Honestly it's just a balanced view. The actual presentation and packaging are beautiful. There is a fair chance I may still buy this, but I'll need to work out if I have the skill to improve the front lights section. I am honestly surprised more people don't think the front is a bit of a mess in its current form.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    The attached photo is the best way I can explain this. Would anybody on here honestly be able to identify this as a Porsche 911.
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    A pictorial comparison of the front end. Alas, none of the vehicles belong to me. Pic taken from Twitter. 


    tallblocktookiki180703bobabricksTXLegoguyLegoboyricecakechuckp
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,897
    edited May 2016
    richo said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    Tons of cool pictures and behind the scenes videos of the product on the LEGO Technic Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LEGOTechnic/

    and a box opening from Tommy, be prepared to have your jaw dropped!

    I'm sorry, why was my jaw supposed to drop here?

    Btw, I'm a Technic fanatic, and I don't like how gappy this set is.
    I am not alone, lol. It just looks like a set that a top quality mocer could improve beyond all recognition. 

    Also, I hate the idea that just because you don't like one set, then the entire technic theme isnt for me apparently. There is sometimes a culture here on certain threads where criticising a set really upsets people. Honestly it's just a balanced view. The actual presentation and packaging are beautiful. There is a fair chance I may still buy this, but I'll need to work out if I have the skill to improve the front lights section. I am honestly surprised more people don't think the front is a bit of a mess in its current form.
    Nothing about your post upsets me, and nothing about my post was meant to be mean. I just can't see how a Technic sports car could be expected to have considerably fewer gaps when none ever has in the past. Like, maybe you could have filled in SOME of the gaps, but in the absence of hyper-specialized parts like the sort you see in the Mega Bloks Need 4 Speed sets, I think some abstraction is inherent to Technic building. And on a really curvy car like this that makes a certain amount of gappiness inevitable. I don't know anything about you personally, but a lot of the comments I've seen complaining about all the gaps on Facebook had come from people who aren't really familiar with Technic or don't consider it "real LEGO", and expected something more like #10220 or #10242.

    I say all this having seen the new Porsche built and even helped build the chassis myself. Maybe some MOCist will surprise me (after all, I am not anywhere close to being a "top quality MOCer", especially with Technic), or maybe one day in the far future Technic will have evolved to a point that the gaps seem like they'd have been easy to fix. But at present it's hard for me to imagine any of the gaps besides the large ones under the headlights being possible to fill much more than they already are.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,897
    Shoot, I was just editing my comment to make it a bit clearer and the time ran out. So to clarify, I don't know anything about you personally and didn't realize you were an experienced Technic builder. A lot of the comments I've seen complaining about all the gaps on Facebook had come from people who aren't really familiar with Technic or don't consider it "real LEGO", and expected something more like #10220 or #10242. In that situation, Technic probably ISN'T for them. So that may have influenced how I read and responded to your comment, and I apologize for misjudging you.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 608
    It reminds me of Brum - and I can't not see a face now every time I look at the front of the model!
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Aanchir said:
    Shoot, I was just editing my comment to make it a bit clearer and the time ran out. So to clarify, I don't know anything about you personally and didn't realize you were an experienced Technic builder. A lot of the comments I've seen complaining about all the gaps on Facebook had come from people who aren't really familiar with Technic or don't consider it "real LEGO", and expected something more like #10220 or #10242. In that situation, Technic probably ISN'T for them. So that may have influenced how I read and responded to your comment, and I apologize for misjudging you.
    Hey no probs. I have some technics, but I wouldn't say I was an experienced technic builder, although am a reasonably experienced moc builder of standard Lego, and do happen to have a tonne of spare orange from previous mocs, so we shall see. I think I am going to get it whatever, as the presentation is the best I have ever seen, and maybe I am going over board on the front. 
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 279
    Hmmm.... if this were priced like a regular Technic set, I'd be impressed and not mind the gaps. But it's not and I do.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,371
    I'm only very new to Technic, having only recently purchased #42039 24 Hours Race Car, which I loved building.
    Personally, I think that #42056 looks 100% like a Porsche 911 and, from what I have seen of Technic, I think that the bodywork is incredible.
    If I had a spare £250 it would be a definite purchase. Sadly, I'm not going to be able to splurge all that on one set... Gutted. :-(
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    @JudgeChuck Come to Canada then. You'll only have to splurge about £175 (+ tax +plane ticket + transportation in Canada + hotel)

    ;)
    JudgeChuck
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    I was thinking about this model and thread last night, quite sad I know, and it finally hit on me what this model looks like. It's been on the tip of my tongue/mind for ages. It looks like a transformer! 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    @richo if only it was! I've lamented stupid kreo transformers for a while. I'd love to see Hasbro abandon them and do a deal with LEGO. Same with Mattel and Masters of the Universe.
    catwranglerrichokiki180703
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    @pharmjod I know what you mean; I saw a great looking boxed Kreo Transformers set in a charity shop recently and was tempted, but I've so often been unsatisfied with the quality of other brands that I left it alone. Frustrating, though!
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited June 2016
    The model's appearance being liked/disliked is the least of the problems..

    Instructions Error


  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 928
    Shouldn't this be available now? Just shows as coming soon?
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    Looks like there's a delay with the June 1 release products going live. I don't think it's just the Porsche
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 608
    UK [email protected] says "out of stock"
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 928

    It was showing 'coming soon' all morning from midnight onwards at all EU sites, then around 730 it changed to out of stock, ship in 30 days...


    Production problems maybe?

  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited June 2016
    Could be they're working out what to do about the instructions error. Seems all the other June releases are now live and available, so just the 911.
    cloaked7
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    They just told me it went out of stock during the night. You know, that busy period for shopping around witching hour... Shambolic release for a flagship set.
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 928
    edited June 2016
    Not possible, i was watching it from midnight till 130am and then from 6-730am....

    at no point was i able to purchase it! The spage hadnt changed from 1.30-6 either... Same coming soon message
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 830
    Well I was up at 4am and it was still 'coming soon'. Think they know about the instructions problem and don't want to draw attention to it.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    I was going to buy one today but it "coming soon" at 1:30BST and by 10:00 (the next chance I got to check) it was "ships in 30 days". No 1st edition with misprints for my collection!

    I just wondered if anybody managed to buy one or has the set been pulled for 30 days to fix the errors? 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,014
    JamesJT said:
    I was going to buy one today but it "coming soon" at 1:30BST and by 10:00 (the next chance I got to check) it was "ships in 30 days". No 1st edition with misprints for my collection!

    I just wondered if anybody managed to buy one or has the set been pulled for 30 days to fix the errors? 
    i seen this before, new set's showing as out of stock, and in stock in 30 days.
    with in 2 days it was fixed. and being sold.
    so let wait and see if this is a mass up with the system ( AGAIN ) or. if this is for real.
    you can still go ahead and order one, and it will be sent out as soon as they have it.
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    Sound like they will have to reprint the instructions to fix the gear changing sequence (it goes 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 4th right now) and maybe redesign the shifting mechanism to make it more reliable.

    I will probably just wait until there are some deals on amazon.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited June 2016
    Same here.  I was up at 3am and it was Coming Soon.  Then, I checked again around 8am and it was Out of Stock, Shipping in 30 Days.  My guess is that it was never in stock and immediately went from one status to the other.  Oh well, I've ordered my limit of 2.  I ordered them separately, so hopefully they are in separate boxes and get to me without any dents or creases.

    Also, I spoke to another LEGO friend a couple weeks ago and LEGO banded him from their website.  He is simply a person that loves LEGO and often orders multiples of sets.  LEGO in their ultimate wisdom took that to mean that he was an obvious reseller, which is totally wrong.  

    Just saying, you may think twice before you order more than your limit of items like the 911.  I think they may be watching this set since it may be a limited edition set.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    They're selling them in stores (4 left in Manchester just now) so presumably nothing to do with the instructions.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^I thought they weren't arriving in stores until August :S
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    I was all set to drive to my local Lego Store after work and pick this up, but knowing about the error in the instructions has me second guessing myself. I was going to cash in $100 of VIP points to make the price more reasonable too, but that's a pretty big error for something that costs so much money. 
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    JamesJT said:
    Sound like they will have to reprint the instructions to fix the gear changing sequence (it goes 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 4th right now) and maybe redesign the shifting mechanism to make it more reliable.

    I will probably just wait until there are some deals on amazon.
    Do you think this set will end up on Amazon?  Some sets are only available from LEGO . I'm no expert, but am thinking this set will only be available from LEGO.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,669
    I spoke to two employees separately and they both said it will not have a limited run. I stood for about an hour deciding if I should get it or not. In the the end it resulted in me not getting one; I was so close!
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