In a year of milestone anniversaries for a whole bunch of automakers, Land Rover celebrates their 75 anniversary, and part of that is the release of this 2,336-piece LEGO Icons Classic Land Rover Defender 90 build kit. While it is technically a LEGO product and is available through the LEGO sales channels, it will also be available from Land Rover with a sort of official merchandise stamp of approval. While there are many new cars from the UK automaker, none are quite as recognisable as the classic Defender 90 that was produced from 1983 to 2016, and just like the 1:1 version this build kit comes complete with all the accessories needed for an off-road adventure. In a bold move to mark the launch, the LEGO Group left a bright yellow classic Land Rover Defender in the Scottish Highlands and transformed it into the world’s hardest-to-reach LEGO store that could only be reached after battling a gruelling off-road track - so the LEGO Group challenged two of the boldest adventurers to reach it. The ultimate challenge saw Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits, and native Scottish adventurer and extreme locations expert, Aldo Kane, in a rigorous ascent to reach the remote LEGO Store, but also to be the first to build the new set.
LEGO Icons Land Rover Defender 90 kit details:
Height: 16 cm
Width: 16 cm
Length: 32 cm
2 336 pieces
Fully functioning steering
Two-in-one build, either standard or off-road ready
Functioning doors and hood
Two engine options
Three bonnet options
Working suspension and interior details
Roof rack with extra work lights
Offroad front bumper with extra protection and a working winch, side rails, jerrycans, a toolbox and a jack, a shovel, pickaxe, hammer and axe, a fire extinguisher, and traction plates for crossing mud and sand
No, there's not an oil can and a fake oil leak. That you need to create on your own.
Take a look at the YouTube video that was created to show off the really cool and comprehensive new Land Rover Defender 90 Lego kit that's soon to be listed on the Land Rover store as official Land Rover merch because it's just that good. Once you've seen Lego's video, check out the one below that from Racing Brick and see what it takes to build the Landy as well as a review of the process: The hardest to reach LEGO Store in the world | Lego
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