Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa – Part 3
De Porsche 911 Turbo/Targa (Part 3) from Lego is making some progress.
I am now at the point, where they want me to make a choice. Built the Porsche 911 Turbo, or the Porsche 911 Targa. But I want to be different. As I mentioned, I want to make the Porsche 911 Targa, but with the big Turbo spoiler.
There are no building instructions for that. I had read on a special Lego website, that it should be possible. The person who did this said to build the Turbo version first, and then go to the instructions to build the Targa. In that last stage, you will find out that you are short of some parts. Once you have ordered them, you can build the model that you want.
It is not really clear what the part numbers will be for the missing parts, but I will first build the Turbo and then follow the instructions for the Targa. During this, I hope I will see what parts are missing.
I Made a Small Mistake
During the build, had to open bag number 5 for the parts of the next section. When I was following the instructions, I discovered that parts were missing. At first, I improvised a little with parts that I had over from the Camaro Z/28. But soon I saw that more parts were missing. I had no alternative parts.
I started going through the instructions and tried to make a list of all the missing parts. The list had something like 20-25 parts. That is too much to be just missing. I got the idea that maybe one bag was missing. As a result, I just put on my jacket and went to the Lego shop. See if I could get a hold of the missing parts. In the Lego shop, I explained the situation. The guy was laughing a little and told me that he had some idea of what had happened. Just to make sure, he went to a special Lego site and checked the set that I had. He smiled and told me what maybe was going on.
He told me, that this set had two bags with the number 5, and showed me an image of the bags that should be in the set. Oops. I was not sure. I know I had taken out all the bags, and had put them back in number order so it would be easy for me to take out the right bag. But I did not remember that there were two bags with the number 5. The guy told me, to just check it again. If the second bag was really missing, then I could call Lego customer service and they would then send me the missing bag.
Once back at home, I opened the box again and took out everything. And there it was. The second bag number 5. Problem was solved and I could continue the build.
The Extra Parts
When I was in the Lego store, I also asked him, that if I would order extra parts from Lego, how long would it take before I would have them at home? He smiled and said that it would maybe take two months. I explained to him what I wanted to do with the model. He advised me to visit the website called BrickLink and order parts from there.
I already had seen something about that website, but I thought it was something for the USA. He told me that I also could select The Netherlands and different suppliers would show up. To order from here would be a little cheaper but for sure much faster.
When I reach the point where I know what I am missing, I will visit that website for sure.