I finally got my GT3 RS this morning. It was supposed to arrive Friday, but because Fedex is incompetent in my area, it went to the wrong house, then they picked it back up and tried to deliver it, then tried again Saturday and didn't use the code I gave them, then wouldn't deliver on Sunday or Monday, then arrived with a badly damaged outer box. But yay, I finally got it.
Got the Lego 911 GT3, excellent build. You can see why it's worth how much it is, it's massive, bigger than the Unimog.
LEGO have released an update through the LEGO Ambassador Network about the discrepancy with the gears not being sequential, as raised by sites like Brickset
"It is correct that the gears in this model are not sequential as in the real Porsche PDK. This is however, a deliberate decision taken to ensure that we make the best possible LEGO version of this amazing car that both meets our design requirements and gives everyone a great building and product experience.
It was a considered decision taken during development that the gears running in the correct order meant that it did not result in a great experience when driving the car. Too many gears are engaged at the same time and smooth running with all those tolerances is just not possible.
If you switch the build in steps 267 and 269 the gears will run sequentially, and everyone who feels that this is the better solution should feel encouraged to do so.
LEGO Technic really is the ultimate open source design product and now that it is finally available, we look forward to seeing all the 'improved' models our fans create. After all, that is what LEGO building is all about.
We hope everyone will have a great building experience and feel a strong sense of pride from creating both our version and their very own LEGO Technic representation of a Porsche GT3 RS.
We are very fortunate to have such skilled and dedicated fans that can spot this small deviation from reality and would like to thank everyone for sharing their ideas and expert knowledge."
Bought this for myself today while at a Legoland in Kansas City. I really like this series, I might pick up more from time to time.
I decided on this over the VW T1, mostly because I'm a tight ass and didn't want to spend the money on the VW.
How did you build the PDK? The way they suggested in the instructions? Or the alternative method?