RE: Lego launches 2,573-piece Defender model

RE: Lego launches 2,573-piece Defender model

Wednesday 11th September

Lego launches 2,573-piece Defender model

Land Rover spin-off has the most complex gearbox to go into a Lego Technic toy yet



Lego has followed Land Rover’s all-new Defender reveal at Frankfurt with the launch of its 2,573-piece model. The Lego Technic toy, which you may recognise from an internet leak in the summer, mimics the full-sized 4x4 with all-wheel drive hardware, including three differentials and Lego’s most sophisticated gearbox yet, independent suspension and a front-mounted winch.

It’s based on the Defender 90 so has two doors and much the same compact body, which sports wide arches and a roof rack. The front wears the all-new Defender’s oblong headlight clusters and circular LED surrounds, while under the bonnet is an inline six-cylinder engine featuring moving pistons. The steering system is controlled by a knob on the roof and, needless to say for a Technic model, the winch works.


The most significant feature of Lego’s Defender is that driveline; the all-wheel drive system can be adjusted via a lever in the cabin, while the effects can be seen on the exposed gearbox out back. In theory, if that six-pot were able to spin under its own steam, the 420mm-long Lego model would be a true scaled-down Defender capable of tackling slippery inclines like the real car. Nerdgasm!

Sales for the Olive Green model begin on the 1 October, at which time UK prices will be confirmed. Not even the Lego model escapes Defender speculation, however, so we only have to visit rumourville to find a speculated price of Β£159 – which equates to about 0.35% of the real thing, if you’re wondering.


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Grrbang

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124 posts

16 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Wow, what a surprise.

unsprung

3,444 posts

69 months

Wednesday 11th September
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With its multi-dimensional bonnet and those wing extensions... this model arguably looks a bit more the part than the real thing!

I don't dislike the real thing (the one revealed in Frankfurt yesterday). But the model appears to have a bit more testosterone and heritage!


oilit

773 posts

123 months

Wednesday 11th September
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HOW MUCH ??!!!! Holy cow it only cost £450 for a new real one in 1948 - now where is that time machine ?bandit

Mr-B

2,165 posts

139 months

Wednesday 11th September
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oilit said:
HOW MUCH ??!!!! Holy cow it only cost £450 for a new real one in 1948 - now where is that time machine ?bandit
Half the price of a Lego Bugatti biggrin Wouldn't mind having a go at building one of those over xmas. Dear Santa...

V8mate

42,647 posts

134 months

Wednesday 11th September
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There'll bargainous, moody kits on Ali Express in a few days hehe

Imafreeman

111 posts

169 months

Wednesday 11th September
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How many of these 2573 parts are the multiple ECUs, unwanted technology and bling options for the school run?

SlowV6

236 posts

84 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Is there a basic cheap LEGO model for a farmer?

To put a LEGO sheep in the back?

Boydie88

3,222 posts

94 months

Wednesday 11th September
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oilit said:
HOW MUCH ??!!!! Holy cow it only cost £450 for a new real one in 1948 - now where is that time machine ?bandit
A good 20% lower than I was expecting going by the Porsche and the Bugatti.

Sadly the New Zealand price is 30% more after conversion furious

Edited by Boydie88 on Wednesday 11th September 23:00

skidskid

151 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th September
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Can you hose it out??

cookie1600

1,263 posts

106 months

Thursday 12th September
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£450?!! It will never go off-road and a farmer won't get sheep in it.......

simonbamg

353 posts

68 months

Thursday 12th September
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Can we have mr “300” views on this please

RBV8

310 posts

176 months

Thursday 12th September
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V8mate said:
There'll bargainous, moody kits on Ali Express in a few days hehe
My thoughts exactly, I picked up the Mustang version for £40 delivered - really pleased with it adn saved £80 in the process!


flukey5

8 posts

5 months

Thursday 12th September
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It actually looks better than the real thing. Since Lego can't get the softer curved lines on the front, this model looks far more 'rough and ready offroader' instead of 'urban status vehicle'

thelostboy

3,470 posts

170 months

Thursday 12th September
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simonbamg said:
Can we have mr “300” views on this please
Beat me to it!

Mammasaid

1,277 posts

42 months

Thursday 12th September
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But, but, but, it's a Defender in name only, it's just a plastic 'Pretender' not a real one!

Now if they've updated this...biggrin


dr_gn

12,611 posts

129 months

Thursday 12th September
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Needs to be motorised to appreciate the gearboxes.

Imafreeman

111 posts

169 months

Thursday 12th September
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Don't worry there is an electric motor version coming next year with over the air updates when it doesn't work.

Pereldh

162 posts

57 months

Thursday 12th September
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The Lego cars... Who cares.

Mark-C

3,063 posts

150 months

Friday 13th September
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Pereldh said:
The Lego cars... Who cares.
Quite a few of us thumbup

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