"This kit contains two (2) instruction booklets, and three (3) numbered/sealed plastic bags with parts. Bag-1 builds the Biker Scout and here the LEGO designers out did themselves. The "anchor" piece for the Biker Scout is a black plastic "spine" with appendages tipped with round plastic balls. The absolute GENIUS here is that the entire Biker Scout snaps together, using this "spine" to form the body (shoulders to foot) of the Biker Scout the detail of which is VERY GOOD, and the figure is "topped off" with a separately molded Biker Scout helmet configuration with exacting detail which snaps on the last round ball between the shoulders. The result is, by itself, an excellent representation of a Biker Scout.
Bags 2 & 3 make up the Speeder Bike and supporting stand. After making such a great Biker Scout figure, I was a little disappointed with the lack of good detail regarding the Speeder Bike. From my perspective the Speeder Bike was geared more towards the younger folks for play purposes.
RECOMMENDATIONS 1. From an older persons' perspective I would recommend that entire "stand" portion of the Speeder Bike use CLEAR parts so that when completed it gives the illusion that the Speeder Bike is levitating.
2. From a LEGO collector's perspective I would recommend that LEGO designers go to work and develop an EXCLUSIVE LEGO Star Wars Speeder bike with a great deal of detail. I would imagine such a kit would retail for $250 to $300 (have some lighting features) and be worth every cent!!"
"I am 68 years old, I have been a LEGO fan for a number of years now. I have a number of Star Wars and Technic kits that I have built, as well as number of kits that remain in their original packaging just waiting for me choose and enjoy building.
However, without a doubt, the new LEGO #42056 Technic Porsche kit is, without a doubt, the new “Gold” standard for LEGO and LEGO Collectors. The scale of the Master Box is perfect (I have not broken the seals on mine yet). The design and execution of the box-art is masterful. The design and art work is truly magnificent, it immediately catches the collector’s eye, and this collector is proud to display the unopened box in his office, and it has received a great deal of attention and accolades. The attention to detail in producing such a great outer box speaks volumes as to the content and quality of the materials that are contained therein.
This begs a couple of questions:
Given my preceding comments, how will LEGO top this offering?
Would LEGO consider developing a high-end line of “Exclusive/Collector” kits utilizing the same/similar marketing and design philosophy as was used for the LEGO #42056 Technic Porsche kit?
Kudo’s to the Porsche project group, a masterful job very well done!
Do not stop here though, please keep more kits like this coming!!"