These two sets are among the most desirable Lego Technic sets currently available. They strike a unique balance between price and complexity. These are both impressive and large builds that include many realistic functions (as Lego calls them). However, they are only a fraction of the price of Lego’s most elite Technic cars, such as the Lamborghini Sian or Bugatti Chiron.
You might decide to buy a Porsche over a Ferrari or vice versa. But if you are still unsure, let us explain what each of these offers.
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Lego Porsche vs Lego Ferrari: Prices & Release Date
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The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (as it’s technically known) was released on January 1st 2021, and it officially costs £169.99/$169.99/AU$299.99.
The Lego Porsche 911 RSR was released at the end of 2018, and it officially costs £139.99/$149.99/AU$249.99. Of course, you’ll often find discounts on both – there’s every chance of finding them in our guide to the best Lego deals.
These sets are priced right in the middle of the Technic cars based upon real models spectrum, as previously mentioned. The small Lego Chevrolet Corvette and Ducati Pangale bikes (which I am counting as a car and I’m not sorry), are less expensive than the Ferrari and Porsche.
At the top end, you’ve got the Lego Lamborghini Sián and Lego Bugatti Chiron, which cost twice as much as the cars we’re featuring here, though are only a little bigger when built. What makes the cars we are looking at more affordable? Let’s get into it.
The Lego Technic Ferrari is available in classic Scuderia Red.
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Lego Ferrari vs Lego Porsche: Design & complexity
The best thing about these models is the amount of Technic functions included. Both models include suspension, working steering, doors opening, and visible engines that move when the wheels turn. The Porsche also includes a working differential, which is a bonus for those who love mechanisms.
These models differ from the more expensive Lambo or Bugatti mainly because they lack a gearbox. These models have fully-functional multispeed gearboxes. They are also more complicated. They are a huge collection of tiny parts and take up a lot space.
The Porsche and Ferrari sets remove the gearbox, but retain all the functions I have already described. They’re also a little smaller, with both reaching 19 inches long and five inches high when built – the more expensive sets are more like 24 inches long.
These make them not only cheaper but also easier to build. The Porsche is rated for people aged 10+. Lego specifically mentions it being a great buy. kidsWith an interest in engineering. The Ferrari is officially rated for age 18+, which is more like the super-complicated models… but we suspect that’s being rather ungenerous to the building skill of most teens.
The Porsche is 1,580 x 1,677 so it doesn’t really make a big difference.
Both provide stunning-looking results, with cockpits filled with realistic equipment and details. While I prefer the Porsche, the cockpits are equally impressive.
The Lego Technic Porsche is an amazing feat of engineering.
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Lego Ferrari vs Lego Porsche: Verdict
I think that of these two models, I find the Porsche slightly more appealing overall – it’s got a slightly lower price, and has a cool differential to build on top of the steering, suspension, engine and so on.
The red Ferrari is a Ferrari, and should not be discounted just because of that fact. You will be happy in either direction, and both of these models walk the perfect line between being complex Technic builds but also affordable and fun to put together.