Alternate build for LEGO and LEGO Technic sets aren’t new. The LEGO Technic 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF you see here is one of them, BUT it isn’t an out-of-the-box official alternate build you expect. It is actually an awesome alternate build of the LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS from two years ago. Is your mind already blown? It should because, this is absolutely crazy. What’s even more incomprehensible is, the build reuses all the original pieces that came with the 42056 to rebuilt into the iconic wedge-shaped, mid-engine rally monster.
And the alternate model is not just a static sculpture, btw. Like the donor Porsche, this LEGO MOC 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF by Rebrickable user Pleasedontspammebro (super cool username, btw) has steerable steering, functional gearbox, functional front and rear independent suspension, opening doors, opening hood and trunk, and an engine with moving internals. Absolutely bonkers! How is this even possible, is beyond a mortal like me who only knows how to follow LEGO official instructions. There’s just one caveat though; the reverse gear isn’t working.
But not all hopes are lost because, you can enable it with an additional part 32187 Technic Driving Ring Extension. Aside from the slight kink, this LEGO MOC 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF basically inherited the parts the original LEGO Technic 42056 wholesale. At this point, I would worship this person as a LEGO deity. I am not even kidding. Seriously, this build is truly out of this world and if you ask me, I’d reckon it looks even better than the original Porsche form (not that the original is bad looking) if not the orange hue which was not the color I have associated the Stratos with.
That’s it. Time for someone to rebuilt the not-so-pretty LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 RSR too. Now for the good news. You can do the same too, but here’s the catch. You will need to acquire the instructions on Rebrickable which will cost you €15 (or about 17 bucks). Hell, that’s money I would drop IF I had the LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to begin with.
Images: Imgur (Pleasedontspammebro).