42056: Porsche 911 GT3 RS review part 4

Normally reviews for sets like this come in thick and fast and all in one piece. As I have decided to break the review down for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the process is a little slower than I would like, so please forgive me for the gaps in-between each section of the review.

I now move on to Box Three of the 42056: Porsche 911 GT3 RS build. As I mentioned in my last stage review of Box Two, it was a bit of a bore for me with nothing really there to get me excited. Box Three arrests that as the rear of the bodywork and roof are created. Curves and rounded design is never easy with LEGO so pegs and beams, both angled and straight, do most of the of the work here. There are lots of juicy orange parts to use and we also we also see some bespoke elements such as the massive wheel arches and angled curves that give shape and form. I am sure that they were specifically created to house those massive wheels and tyres, but I have not seen them appear apart from the wheels that have been inset into the main box, so I assume that they are hiding in the wheel box.

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The build starts off completing the rear of t he car which gives the vehicle that famous rounded 911 backside. Bodywork is held in place by a series of angled connectors and the 1×2 red axle as well. I always wanted to build a full body for 8860 Car Chassis that showed no gaps and for some reason I was expecting this for the 911 build – despite seeing all pre-release photos. Technic being Technic exposes the workings of the model so whilst you hope to get a fully clothed beast, you end  up with a decent silhouette. The orange bodywork is visually striking. It makes the car stand out and gives it a tangy tasty feel about it.The top half of the roof starts emerge as well as the ‘boot’ – which is at the front. Not the back. Obviously. You also get a sense of how solid the build is. You can lift the thing up by the half completed roof and it does not wobble at all – those beams and pegs being put to strength.

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I enjoyed completing Box Three as it tee’s up the Box Four finale, and whilst there is an element of symmetrical build , there is a better sense of purpose as it looks to draw the 911 build to a conclusion. I am being impressed more and more as I progress through this build as this beast of a model grows and I hope that Box Four is a fitting finale.


My name is Keith and I am a AFOL. Currently an expat living out in Basel, CH, but have a firm footing back in the UK when time permits. I have had had Lego ever since I can remember - and only until my wee one came along have I re-kindled the flame for building again. I also run matchbox1-75.co.uk, a resource site for the 1-75 series of miniatures by Matchbox. There are only three themes that I am get/collect (finances permitting) - City, Creator (Advanced and Expert) as well as the classic Star Wars sets from Eps IV to VI (anything else does not exist). I also keep an eye in Europe with ample chance to see how France, Germany and Switzerland market and offer LEGO.

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