The group LEGO and the Defender celebrate 75 years of Land Rover by proposing a new adventure: the new LEGO Icons Land Rover Classic Defender 90.
LEGO Icons Land Rover Classic Defender 90: that’s how many pieces there are
The choice is up to the manufacturer: the 2,336-piece set it is complete with all the accessories for an off-road expedition. The model has a two-in-one format, allowing builders to create a road model or customize it for adventure. The Defender has collected 75 years old of all-terrain expeditions. Instantly recognizable around the world, it has a unique record of adventure, humanitarian aid and hard work.
The 32cm-long brick-built model reflects this with a range of accessories, including a roof rack, snorkel, front bumper with working winch, grab rails and toolbox, plus traction plates for traversing mud and sand. It also has working steering and suspension, opening doors and bonnet and an interior with details based on the full-size Defender Classic.
Paul Barritt, Director of Land Rover Classic, said: Defender is synonymous with adventure and this new LEGO set perfectly captures the spirit of an incomparable and unstoppable automotive icon, while also sharing the vehicle’s playful side.”
Kurt Kristiansen, LEGO Design Master, said: “Reproducing the Defender Classic in bricks was not an easy challenge. The Defender can take you anywhere, so during the design process, we wanted to instill that sense of adventure into the set. We can’t wait to see the reactions from the fans”.
To launch the set, the LEGO Group positioned a real Defender Classic in the Scottish Highlands and used it to house the hardest-to-reach LEGO Store in the world. This was the scene of a challenge between adventurers Raha Moharrak and Aldo Kane, who competed to see who would be the first to find and build the new set.