Land Rover Lovers, Rejoice! The Defender 90 Now Comes as a Lego Model
This is one Lego set you won't mind getting dirty. In fact, some mud might make it look a little more realistic.
The Danish toymaker has just unveiled a new model kit based on the Land Rover Classic Defender 90. The retro 4x4 even comes with a number of off-roading accessories so you can take the pint-sized vehicle on some make-believe adventures.
When it comes to Lego automotive-inspired kits, there are those that look like a cartoonish approximation of the vehicle they're based on and those that look like the real deal.
Thankfully, the Classic Defender 90 falls firmly in the latter camp. Unlike a lot of the toymaker's recent vehicle sets, the old-school off-roader isn't part of its more advanced Technic line; instead it's part of the Lego Icons series. That means it doesn't have any functional parts--like the transmission on the Technic version of the Ferrari Daytona SP3--but it makes up for that with an abundance of lovingly crafted detail.
Lego Icons Land Rover Classic Defender 90
Lego's 2,336-piece Defender is specifically based on the initial version of the boxy SUV produced from 1983 to 2016. It has an Atlantic green exterior, a white top, a tan interior and rides on a set of color-matching wheels outfitted in chunky tires. While the vehicle itself is a gorgeous recreation of the legendary 4x4, what really puts this set over the top are the accessories it comes with.
The set comes with a number of snap-on extras, like a bumper with a winch, an engine snorkel, a roof rack with work lights and spare tires for the hood and rear door.
There is also a bunch of gear, including a fire extinguisher, jerry cans and a toolbox, all of which can be stored inside the vehicle or on the roof rack. The accessories allow you to set up the vehicle in either a standard or an off-road configuration.
The Classic Defender 90 hits the market on April 4 and will be available for £240 through the toy company's website. If your taste in Defenders runs a little more contemporary, don't worry, Lego has you covered.
The current-generation 4x4 is also available in brick form.