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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR takes on shifting sands and perceptions in the desert
Tomek Makolski has made the public take a second look before. In 2017, the commercial photographer took a series of photographs of Warsaw, Poland and superimposed what was made to look like a life size LEGO 911. Now, he's done something similar with the same LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR model, that now wears a different colored skin, and the Dubai cityscape.
The images, a mixture of skillful camera work and post-production techniques, recently caught the eye of Porsche. His other images of another LEGO Porsche have caught the eye of Instagram users for the last few years.
Makolski travelled to Dubai to get the background shots. The result of the blend of techniques is a number of static and action shots with authentic light.
"I shot the car in the studio in Warsaw," he explains, "and applied all the light there. It was essential to reproduce it exactly as it was on location before going into post-production. There, with the help of Kamil Karpiński at adspringer.com, we put everything together, including the additional blur and flames."
This LEGO model isn't the only vehicle Makolski has photographed. His commercial work extends across multiple automaker vehicles including Toyota, Porsche, and Audi. He also works with Formula 1 teams.
The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR is a 2,704-piece build that debuted in 2016. It has doors and hood at open, a trunk with case, authentic stickers, and rims in the original design with an RS emblem. It's a 1:8 scale model of a true 911 sitting at 17 cm in height, 57 cm in length, and was 25 cm wide. The kit, which is still available at LEGO.com, goes for $299.99 (US).