Lego is encouraging Land Rover rejoice its 75th birthday by adding the authentic Defender 90 to its catalog. Made for adult builders, the 2,336-piece kit options opening sections and remarkably real looking facts, and it allows lovers make one particular of two variants of the emblematic off-roader.
This isn’t really a straightforward kit that you can set together on your lunch break (unless you choose genuinely, actually lengthy lunch breaks). Absolutely developed, the Defender measures 12.5 inches lengthy, 6 inches tall, and 6 inches vast, so you may need to make investments at minimum a handful of evenings’ really worth of work to full it. Pondering large authorized Lego to dial in aspects this sort of as a hitch, opening doorways, and purposeful steering and suspension programs.
Like the Porsche 911 kit, the Defender set can establish one particular of two types. The to start with seems to be like a stock Defender the next appears to be like like an off-street-modified truck that has a brush guard with a doing work winch, a snorkel air ingestion procedure, and a roof rack with auxiliary lights. Lego also notes that builders will have two motor alternatives (!) and a few hood solutions to select from, even though it has not specific them nonetheless.
The enjoyment won’t close after the Defender is finished. The kit includes a extended listing of develop-it-you off-street extras such as a hammer, an axe, a shovel, a hearth extinguisher, and a pair of traction plates. Quite a few of these extras can be mounted on the aforementioned roof rack.
Lego’s Land Rover Defender 90 package will go on sale on the internet and in find suppliers on April 15. Pricing starts off at $240.
If your scaled-down Defender seems lonely on a shelf, there is a Lego-designed variation of the existing-generation Defender which is previously out and ready to continue to keep it company. It really is a Tecnic kit that consists of 2,573 parts and that capabilities a straight-6 engine and a two-pace transfer situation, amongst other aspects. It was launched in 2019, and even though it really is no longer in production you may possibly get blessed and locate one at a toy retailer.