New Land Rover Defender leaks on-line - in Lego type

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Lego Technic Land Rover Defender
Pictures of forthcoming Lego Technic give blocky hints to what long-awaited Defender will appear like undisguised

Pictures have appeared on-line that seem to point out the brand new Land Rover Defender fully undisguised – albeit in Lego Technic type.

The Danish toy agency is gearing as much as launch a brand new 2573-piece Lego Technic duplicate Defender, which was reported by Lego fanatic web site The Brothers Brick after being initially posted on the Smyths toys web site. The mannequin seems to be of the reborn new Defender, which the British agency is presently testing forward of its launch later this 12 months.

Reportedly because of go on sale in October – shortly after the true Defender is unveiled – the Lego Defender will function a working steering mechanism, four-speed sequential gearbox, three differentials and impartial suspension. It should even be fitted with a working winch.

The mannequin relies on the short-wheelbase three-door Defender ’90’ variant. A five-door ‘110’ model of the true automobile can even be provided.

Whereas the true Defender has to this point solely been seen in camouflage livery, the mannequin will probably be completed in an olive inexperienced. It should even be 420mm lengthy, 220mm excessive and 200mm large. The mannequin is but to be formally confirmed by Lego, though stories counsel is will probably be priced at £159 within the UK.

Land Rover says that the brand new Defender has already undergone greater than 750,000 miles of testing in a few of “probably the most inhospitable environments” on the earth. This has concerned scorching climate testing in Africa and North America, cold-weather testing at -40deg C, altitude testing at as much as 13,000 ft and efficiency working on the Nurburgring.

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It’s not but identified whether or not the pre-launch check programme Lego has performed on the Technic Defender has been as in depth.

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