Earlier today, the LEGO Group has officially announced the arrival of its next sophisticated and ultra-realistic Technic set. Since June, I’ve reported that LEGO has partnered with Land Rover to come up with a brick-built replica of the latter’s next-generation icon and the result was the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110).
Coming in at 2,573 pieces the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110) is packed with authentic details and features some of the advanced building techniques that veteran LEGO builders will find enjoyably challenging. It has a front wheel-steering mechanism, a functional and integral winch, 6-cylinder engine, and LEGO Technic’s most advanced gearbox to date. These and much more make this set stand out as an authentic replica of the actual Land Rover Defender. The set measures 8 inches (22cm) high, 16 inches (42cm) long and 7 inches (20cm) wide in an olive green, grey and black color scheme. It is slated to be available globally beginning October 1, retailing for $199.99 USD. Watch the featured video below and read on for LEGO’s full press release.
BUILD YOUR OWN ICON: INTRODUCING THE LEGO® TECHNIC LAND ROVER DEFENDER
- LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender set launches alongside New Land Rover Defender at 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
- 2,573-piece LEGO model developed with Land Rover to include authentic bodywork and a host of realistic functions
- Features in-line six-cylinder engine, gearbox with high and low ratios, independent suspension, expedition roof rack, and a working winch
- LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender on sale globally from 1 October 2019
The new LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender is an automotive icon you can build at home.
Developed in partnership with Land Rover and launched alongside the New Defender at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2,573-piece model combines the boundless creativity of LEGO with New Defender’s instantly recognizable silhouette and unrivaled capability.
The LEGO Technic vehicle echoes New Defender with a host of realistic elements and functions, including authentic body panels and rims, four-wheel drive with three differentials, fully independent suspension, a working winch and LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet – all designed to provide an engrossing and rewarding building experience for car lovers and LEGO fans alike.
Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director at the LEGO Group, said: “With every LEGO element, children can build anything they can imagine. I’m very excited about this new model – a truly impressive job done by our LEGO designers. Together with Land Rover, we’ve blended elements, design and innovative engineering into a set that shows the boundless creativity of LEGO play, and that with LEGO Technic you can build for real.”
Joe Sinclair, Director of Branded Goods and Licensing at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The Land Rover Defender and LEGO brand are both iconic across the world, and the launch of New Defender felt like the perfect time to bring them together. The level of detail and engineering that has gone into creating this LEGO model perfectly reflects the work of our own designers and engineers who have been so dedicated to bringing a motoring icon back for the 21st century.”
Opening doors allow access to the model’s elaborate cabin with its working steering wheel and a detailed dashboard. A new transmission system has two levers for engaging high or low ratios and a selector for changing gear – LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet.
You can also fold the rear seat forward to view the four-speed sequential gearbox, lift the bonnet to view the in-line six-cylinder engine with moving pistons and turn the rear-mounted spare wheel to open the rear door.
Reflecting the action-fuelled accessories available for the full-size New Defender, the model is finished with a working winch, removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats.
The LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender set will be available globally from 1 October 2019.