The guys over at Porsche sure have a lot of free time on their hands lately as they seem to be playing with Lego. In particular, Porsche photographer Dominic Fraser, has found a great alternate use for the Porsche Lego kit cars. Aside from building the kit, Fraser decided to use Lego scale models to re-create some of his favorite photos from the Porsche archive.
“I’ve got house full of cameras that weren’t doing anything and I found it incredibly frustrating because all I wanted to do was create something. Rather than doing nothing, I decided to use Lego’s Speed Champions models to try to re-create some of my favorite images from motoring history. I started with Audi and the quattro because we had that particular Lego in the house, but then I decided to model a series of Porsche images because the cars and the pictures are so iconic,” explained Fraser.
Fraser decided to re-create a number of different photos. The first and probably the coolest of the bunch is the 919 Hybrid in pits. Aside from just having the 919 Lego model in place, Fraser also recreated the scaffolding in the roof and positioned the Lego people exactly where they should be. Keen-eyed readers will notice that he even went as far as making a grandstand replica filled with Lego people.
Possibly the hardest photo Fraser had to recreate would have to be the red 917K at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (main). Aside from recreating the iconic starting arch and the hay on the side, he also had to recreate the blur. He managed to do so by attaching a “camera car” to the front of the Lego kit.
The other photo that is worthy of mention is the jumping 911 Turbo from one of Porsche’s old advertisements. Fraser wanted to recreate the look of wheels dropping down the arches, so he even made a “false floor” to attach to the car. He then suspended the Lego kit on some string, puffed some “dust” in the air, and took the photo.
If you happen to be stuck at home with some unbuilt Lego kits and have a lot of free time on your hand, why not try to do something similar to what Fraser did. It would be more fun than just displaying the complete Lego kit on the shelf.