Published on March 24th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Defender’s 75th Anniversary 2336 Piece LEGO Set To Buy
The Land Rover Defender is now 75 years old and it now has its own dedicated LEGO Icons set.
The LEGO Group and Defender have teamed up to celebrate 75 years of the iconic Land Rover with a new build-your-own-adventure set.
The LEGO Icons Classic Land Rover Defender 90 is a 2,336-piece set that comes complete with all the accessories needed for an off-road expedition.
This set has a two-in-one format, which allows builders to create either an everyday road-ready model or customize it for adventures. The model reflects the unique character of the Classic Defender, which has racked up 75 years of all-terrain expeditions, humanitarian aid, and hard work. The Defender is instantly recognizable around the world and has become synonymous with adventure.
The LEGO set, which is 32cm long, has a range of accessories, including a roof rack, raised air intake, front bumper with working winch, side rails and toolbox, plus traction plates for crossing mud and sand. The model also has working steering and suspension, opening doors and bonnet, and an interior with details based on the full-size Classic Defender.
To launch the set, the LEGO Group placed a real Classic Defender in the Scottish Highlands and used it to house the hardest-to-reach LEGO Store in the world. Adventurers Raha Moharrak and Aldo Kane raced to be the first to find and build the new set in a challenge that you can watch on the LEGO® website.
The Director of Land Rover Classic, Paul Barritt, says, “Defender is synonymous with adventure, and this new LEGO set is a perfect way to capture the spirit of an incomparable, unstoppable automotive icon, whilst also sharing the playful side of the vehicle.”
The LEGO Design Master, Kurt Kristiansen, adds, “Bringing the Classic Defender to life in bricks was no easy challenge. Defender can take you anywhere, so during the design process we wanted to infuse the set with that sense of adventure. We can’t wait to see fans’ reactions.”
The LEGO Icons Classic Land Rover Defender 90 set is available from 1 April in LEGO stores and online at www.lego.com/Defender, priced at 209 GBP in the UK.