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42056-1 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

42056-1

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS is LEGO set 42056-1. It has a score of 85. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 10 scored reviews and 15 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 25.79% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Technic.

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Average rating

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Recommendations

Recomended 40%

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for Technic in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is average.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

ttpm Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Jay's Brick Blog Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.66 / 5 → 93 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 81 / 100 → 81 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 7.3 / 10 → 73 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: no 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick

HispaBrick Magazine

Brickset News

JANGBRiCKS

New Elementary

Set information

Set ID: 42056-1
Name: Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Parts: 2704

Retail price (USD):
Original: 299.99
Inflation adjusted: 319.55

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.11
Inflation adjusted: 0.12

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5

The detail on this Porsche replica is stunning. While LEGO builders can play with their finished Porsche as indicated by the amazing real-life functions like the steering wheel, turning tires, and the suspension mechanics, it's intended for display. This is a very large set and will take quite a bit of time to build but that's the intention with this set, which is for ages 16 and up.

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Jay

If you'd like to experience a LEGO set unlike any other, I highly recommend this set. It will completely alter what you would typically expect from a retail LEGO set and open up your eyes to the complete LEGO experience at its finest. Like a luxurious sportscar, it comes down to the entire experience – the emotion, prestige and pure exhilaration that can only be evoked by a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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Recommendation: meh 4.66 / 5 from 186 reviews

This set is an absolute joy to build, very detailed instructions make the step by step building process easy to follow. The set is excellent quality and looks fantastic once finished. Would recommend having some experience with Technic sets as some parts can be fiddly but I think with a bit of time and patience anyone could pick this set up and complete it. I would highly recommend this set to anyone considering it.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 186 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 from 206 reviews

This is not your lego from the 80's, this is definitely more advanced and fun to build. It's a really big build too, and when you see that the designers gave this vehicle working camshafts and cylinders, a gear shifter that has F/N/R (Forward, neutral and reverse) which, when you adjust it, it actually changes the way everything rotates (if you're just looking at the cams/engine and rolling the wheels to see the motion, like I did), plus steering and shocks...I'm adding photos so you can see the steps, from opening each of the 4 boxes, and the manual for it is well over an inch (2.5 cm) thick.

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Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 by Keith

Huge, deep and luxurious , but it is not without its flaws. This set will appeal to hardcore AFOL, Technic and car buffs, but may genuinely have limited appeal outside of these realms.

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 81 / 100

42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS was reviewed in issue 22 of Blocks Magazine.

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: no 4 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

One word of caution, make sure you follow the steps or else you'll be regretting it later on. Because these aren't your typical LEGO builds with the bricks, you can't just easily take it apart and put it back together. Let's just say I've learned my lesson on that. Of course, you can modify it to add Power Functions to it but I'm not qualifed enough to speak about that. In the end, it took me roughly around 10 hours spread out a couple days to complete.

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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: no 7.3 / 10 by Jim

TLG definitely brings a unique experience, and I really like the looks of the model. However, the feeling that this "could have been" a better set predominates. That being said, I still think it's a must have for every LEGO Technic car enthusiast. It looks cool when you put it on display. And it offers lots of possibilities to modify.

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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: no 3 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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The Brothers Brick

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by Chris

This set has raised the bar not just for LEGO Technic models, but for LEGO models as a whole. The presentation is superb, making every step of the process actually feel like you're handling a premium product, and the end price of $299 actually feels like a steal. This is a model you'll want to display on your solid oak desk while you glance out of your corner office from the top story; if you don't have an oak desk or a corner office, you just may feel as though you did after building this.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

In the end it boils down to this: is the set worth the price? That's a very personal matter. The premium packaging, the beautiful book and the "gourmet" building experience certainly make the set feel special. If you are a fan of sports cars, especially of Porche, the set is definitely for you. If what you are looking for is a lot of cool mechanics in a large set and a B-model to build when you get tired of the main one, there are other LEGO sets this year that better fit your profile.

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Brickset News

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by FlagsNZ

This is a display set and it loses some playability because the steering wheel and paddles are hard to operate. I can see how licensing affects the price; however, the benefits of LEGO producing a set like this has advantages for both companies and I believe it is a privilege to have LEGO knock at your door to produce something from your stock. The packing is superior to the usual LEGO boxes and the instruction book is more like a coffee table owners-manual. The release of this set has been hugely anticipated; I would definitely purchase this set although I realise that it is expensive.

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JANGBRiCKS

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by Jang

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

It is a rather extraordinary set that is a true marvel in the technical field and utterly pleasing to put together; a lengthy build with a few exciting new building techniques. Most of the fun is in the first half, when assembling the gearboxes and paddle shifting/steering unit. Placing the overlay to complete the chassis is very rewarding. The completed car is extremely big; bigger than the box it comes in!

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