Lego launches 2,573-piece Defender model

Lego has followed Land Roverโ€™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 Legoโ€™s most sophisticated gearbox yet, independent suspension and a front-mounted winch.

Itโ€™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 Defenderโ€™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 Legoโ€™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 ยฃ159 โ€“ which equates to about 0.35% of the real thing, if youโ€™re wondering.

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  • Grrbang 11 Sep 2019

    Wow, what a surprise.

  • unsprung 11 Sep 2019

    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 11 Sep 2019

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

  • Mr-B 11 Sep 2019

    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 11 Sep 2019

    There'll bargainous, moody kits on Ali Express in a few days hehe

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