Officially called the Lego Technic Land Rover Defender, the 2,573-piece buildable model scales less than a foot in any direction, while still showcasing many of the real-life vehicle's features. Despite its size, it features four-wheel independent suspension, working winch, four-wheel drive complete with three differentials, a low-range gearbox, 4-speed sequential gearbox and an inline-6 engine with moving pistons. The internal radio system probably doesn't work though.
Niels Henrik Horsted, marketing director at the LEGO Group
“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.”
While this isn't the first time Lego has partnered with a major automaker to produce a Lego car, rarely is it done for anything other than ultra-wealthy supercars like the McLaren Senna or the Bugatti Chiron.
Such a project doesn't come cheap, however. Aside from the man-hours needed to build it, the set costs $199.99. If this doesn't deter you, it'll be available for purchase on October 1, 2019.