Yesterday, LEGO announced a new LEGO Technic set, the #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender. The set will be showcased alongside the new Land Rover Defender at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. This 2,573-piece LEGO model was developed with Land Rover to include authentic bodywork and a host of realistic functions like an in-line six-cylinder engine, gearbox with high and low ratios, independent suspension, expedition roof rack, and working winch. Below is the press-release with more details.
The #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender echoes the design of the new Land Rover Defender with a host of realistic elements and functions, including authentic body panels and rims, four-wheel drive with three differentials, fully independent suspension, a working winch, and LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet – all designed to provide an engrossing and rewarding building experience for car lovers and LEGO fans alike.
Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director at the LEGO Group, said: “With every LEGO element, children can build anything they can imagine. I’m very excited about this new model – a truly impressive job done by our LEGO designers. Together with Land Rover, we’ve blended elements, design, and innovative engineering into a set that shows the boundless creativity of LEGO play, and that with LEGO Technic you can build for real.”
Joe Sinclair, Director of Branded Goods and Licensing at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The Land Rover Defender and LEGO brand are both iconic across the world, and the launch of New Defender felt like the perfect time to bring them together. The level of detail and engineering that has gone into creating this LEGO model perfectly reflects the work of our own designers and engineers who have been so dedicated to bringing a motoring icon back for the 21st century.”
- Opening doors allow access to the model’s elaborate cabin with its working steering wheel and detailed dashboard. A new transmission system has two levers for engaging high or low ratios and a selector for changing gear – LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet.
- You can also fold the rear seat forward to view the four-speed sequential gearbox, lift the hood to view the in-line six-cylinder engine with moving pistons, and turn the rear-mounted spare wheel to open the rear door.
- Reflecting the action-fuelled accessories available for the full-size New Defender, the model is finished with a working winch, removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder, and traction mats.
- The LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender measures over 8in (22cm) high, 16in (42cm) long and 7in (20cm) wide, includes 2,573 pieces along with a collection of authentic stickers, and comes in an olive-green, grey, and black color-scheme. Recommended for ages 11+.
The #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender will be available globally on October 1st, 2019. Prices are as follows: 199.99 USD, 179.99 EUR, 159.99 GBP (Euro pricing varies by country). For more pictures and other details, check the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender? And what do you think of the new Land Rover in general? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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