"I am a retired US military veteran with PTSD, depression, anxiety and multiple physical issues. A friend of mine recommended LEGO as a way to cope with the PTSD and anxiety. This was my 10th LEGO build in about 2 months and I must say, thank you LEGO!!!! I have found something that helps. When I saw this model, I was so excited. My wife convinced me to built the Ford Mustang creator set first. I did. And there are pros and cons to this set. First, the pros
1. The engine was the first LEGO engine I’ve ever built. Functionality was spot on. I do work on cars and this made it easy to explain to a friend how car engines work.
2. The rear differential was also spot on. Again made it easy to explain what it is and why it’s important.
3. Pieces for price was great. I’ve noticed that on average you get around 100 pieces for every $10. Sometimes more, sometimes less, so this was right there.
4. Building was a joy, it was fun as this was my first ever Technic set. I really liked seeing how to use technic (with few LEGO blocks) to build as compared to brick alone (with few technic pieces for fit/function).
Now the cons
1. The steering is super loose and feels very flimsy. I would expect a much tighter steering feel. The Mustang was my first experience with actual steering and since it primarily used gears and not joints, it was much tighter. The Porsche does not travel Straight by any means. This, unfortunately hurts playability.
2. As with the steering, the wheels feel loose like they’re gonna fall right off, combined with sloppy steering, I couldn’t keep it out. Knowing these was a mental eyesore and I had to take it apart. Sadly, this will be a parts bin toy...
3. Those horrendous headlights.... the absolute worst feature were the headlights, just god awful to look at. I’ve never been a fan of Porsche headlights, but man were the revolting to look at.
4. The body gaps. The body gaps, the body gaps!!!! The advertising talks about the detailed interior? You mean the beams and no floor? The only part that felt well done was the rear frack lid.
Thank you LEGO for giving a disabled vet something to cope with! I’ve done a few other LEGO technic sets and I’ve been, overall pleased. I love the cranes, but this one really falls short. Very fun build but the end product feels like cooking an excellent meal only to have the family hate it...."