For years now, we’ve been laboring under the delusion that there was a Lego kit to construct practically anything you could imagine: the Taj Mahal, Alcatraz, Kim Kardashian’s derrière…
But it turns out that there’s a disturbing lack of Lego kits to make classic Porsche race cars. That’s why 32 year-old Malte Dorowski from Germany had to pioneer that brave new art himself, and has done so for the past four years, with a total of more than 30 accurate, to-scale Porsche race car models.
Dorowski has a set of self-imposed restrictions to keep things interesting; he only allows himself the bits and pieces already available from existing Lego kits, and doesn’t allow himself the luxury of modifying any of the bricks to help with each Porsche race car. With the exception of the cars’ wheels, the parts are also installed unpainted.
Red plastic wheels would kind of ruin the thing.
Dorowski has an awe-inspiring number of complex, well thought-out creations. He’s used divers’ harpoons for windshield wipers, a pirate’s hook for connecting together a roll cage, and even a superhero’s cape to make a contoured dashboard. His only tools in all of this are his imagination, his passion for problem-solving, and a pair of tweezers, and he doesn’t document or share his build schematics.
“If I had to set it down on paper,” Malte says, “that would be work — and I do all of this strictly for relaxation.”