The reveal of the 2020 Land Rover Defender at the Frankfurt Motor Show caused quite a sensation around the motoring world this week and Lego has added to the excitement of the launch with the announcement of its own version of the car.
Revealed, just like the real thing, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Lego Technic Land Rover Defender is a scaled down version of the 2020 model designed to appeal to Lego fans and Land Rover enthusiasts of all ages.
Interestingly, this 2,573-piece set is the first official tie-up between Lego and Range Rover despite the iconic boxy Defender being a prime contender for a Lego version.
The attention to detail is rather incredible. Open the doors, and you get access to an elaborate cabin with a working steering wheel, a detailed dashboard and forward-folding rear seats that give visual access to the 4-speed sequential gearbox. The version features the most sophisticated gearbox ever in a Technics set with high- and low-range settings.
The model features a working four-wheel-drive and independent suspension plus a high and low-range gearbox. It’s also loaded with accessories from the Defender’s options list such as a working winch, removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats so you can go on your own miniature off-road adventures around the garden.
The Lego Land Rover Defender goes on sale around the world on October 1 and will retail for $159.