Images of forthcoming Lego Technic give blocky hints to what long-awaited Defender will look like undisguised

Images have appeared online that appear to show the new Land Rover Defender completely undisguised – albeit in Lego Technic form.

The Danish toy firm is gearing up to launch a new 2573-piece Lego Technic replica Defender, which was reported by Lego enthusiast website The Brothers Brick after being initially posted on the Smyths toys website. The model appears to be of the reborn new Defender, which the British firm is currently testing ahead of its launch later this year.

Reportedly due to go on sale in October – shortly after the real Defender is unveiled – the Lego Defender will feature a working steering mechanism, four-speed sequential gearbox, three differentials and independent suspension. It will also be fitted with a working winch.

The model is based on the short-wheelbase three-door Defender '90' variant. A five-door '110' version of the real car will also be offered.

While the real Defender has so far only been seen in camouflage livery, the model will be finished in an olive green. It will also be 420mm long, 220mm high and 200mm wide. The model is yet to be officially confirmed by Lego, although reports suggest is will be priced at £159 in the UK.

Land Rover says that the new Defender has already undergone more than 750,000 miles of testing in some of "the most inhospitable environments" in the world. This has involved hot weather testing in Africa and North America, cold-weather testing at -40deg C, altitude testing at up to 13,000 feet and performance running at the Nurburgring.

It is not yet known whether the pre-launch test programme Lego has conducted on the Technic Defender has been as extensive.

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24 June 2019

An affordable Land Rover!

 

24 June 2019

Tought this was adult magazine Autocar. This is a toally unecessary stupid artical 

24 June 2019
Antony Riley wrote:

Tought this was adult magazine Autocar. This is a toally unecessary stupid artical 

It gives an insight on how the new Defender will look, so not an unnecessary article. Also, lego can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

24 June 2019
Antony Riley wrote:

Tought this was adult magazine Autocar. This is a toally unecessary stupid artical 

 

Clearly you are blissfull in your complete ignorance of the adult hobby market size, both in the UK and around the world. Notwithstanding that, Lego are a hugely successfull and profitable company who could only offer this particular model with the full cooperation of JLR at an early stage. Do you believe that it is in either companys best interest to offer this model, if there was  not going to be huge interest and takeup on it?.

 

Only unnecessary, stupid thing is your original post. Thought not tought, Totally not toally, Unnecessary not unecessary and Article, not artical...make that five stupid things.

24 June 2019

One can almost hear the bottom of the motoring journalism barrel giving way....

 

Sulphur Man

24 June 2019

One can almost hear the bottom of the motoring journalism barrel giving way....

 

Sulphur Man

MrJ

24 June 2019

If you mean Lego should not appear here as a news story, I don't see why not.

Lego is used by millions of people, from child to adult, the architecture series being targeted at plenty of professionals.

In Autocar's case, the Lego images help us get an idea of how an important new vehicle will look.

 

24 June 2019

With all the extra stuff stuck on it, and the usual compromises for Lego designs, this might just as easily be a portrayal of the old Defender model, as the new one.

24 June 2019

Agreed, this looks to me much like the old Defender and not modelled on the photos shown so far of the forthcoming replacement.

24 June 2019

At least it will go off road instead of kerb hopping and get back without breaking down, unlike the real one. 

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