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LEGO Technic Land Rover Press-Release

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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  • Martin September 11, 2019, 9:55 AM

    Not bad. Not bad at all. I would love to read/watch a full review on this. The technic mechanisms look intriguing.

  • TomTom September 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

    Military builders are going to be very happy about all the olive green! Great looking car overall. I wonder if it could be motorized.

  • Tito September 11, 2019, 11:25 AM

    Most impressive! I would have preferred them to make the original Land Rover, but this is not bad! Like Tom said, military builders will be all over this.

  • hushpuppy September 11, 2019, 11:39 AM

    Will this going to be built from inferior parts and replacements that cost far more than normal? Just kidding. The Land Rover is known to have tons of issues and replacements and servicing that costs a fortune. I just looked at some videos on the new Land Rover, and it’s hard to tell if it supposed to be a rugged SUV or a luxury car.

  • waverider September 11, 2019, 11:55 AM

    I don’t care for the real car, but I do like the Lego version. Better covered than some of the basic Technic four-wheel drives. The price is not too bad, so I might pick this up.

  • BrickBox September 11, 2019, 1:36 PM

    I would love to build this. It’s incredible how much Technic evolved. It also seems that it has some new parts? I hope they will release the designer video.

    • Håkan September 11, 2019, 3:13 PM

      All of those Technic panels really add to the realistic portrayal.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi September 11, 2019, 5:51 PM

    I would love to get this car both in real life and in Lego. The Lego one is more realistic though. I could never afford a new truck like that. Maybe when used? But Land Rovers are high maintenance. Probably that’s why they are not as popular in the US.

    • Håkan September 12, 2019, 5:59 AM

      They don’t seem to be very practical for city life, but are constructed for rough nature terrain, I guess.

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