The wonderful designers at the LEGO Group have only gone and done it again. The new Land Rover Defender 2019 has been released and like its original design, it is a force to be reckoned with. The new model 42110 from the Technic range is authentic and iconic. Developed in partnership with Land Rover, this impressive LEGO replica does not disappoint.
The LEGO designers have captured the vehicle’s outstanding level of refined design, with its sculpted surfaces and clean modern lines. Not only will fans simply love the olive green main colour and the black rims with ground-gripping tyres, but they will also see an array of amazing features and functions. Another nice touch is the opening of the doors which in turn allows access to the elaborate cabin. Furthermore, inside the cab there is a working steering wheel. The dashboard is detailed and the gearbox enables you to select high or low gears. The 4 wheel drive kicks in from the 6 cylinder engine with moving pistons beneath the bonnet. The suspension allows you to go off-roading and test the terrain right with ease. There is even a working winch. Furthermore, on the rooftop there is a removable roof rack with storage box, ladder, and traction mats.
The Building Blocks
The box arrived from the good folk at The LEGO Group, all sealed and ready for us to assemble. I usually leave the LEGO building to my teenage son and he immediately opened the box, then started to sort through the different bricks.
Not for the faint-hearted as there are lots of small inter-lockable parts, equally important it is advisable to make sure you have all the pieces. Consequently, we did have one little issue of a missing part. Nothing too major as the item was an aesthetic extra on top of the gear stick and if need be we could have used that. However, while I was away, I was near a LEGO store and I did ask if they have any spare leftover parts. I explained what it was for, although the staff looked rather puzzled. This was because at the time of building the Defender it had not officially been released, nevertheless, they searched for the missing part and not only found me one but two.
After hours of completing the build, it was finally time for the Defender’s photoshoot. I decided to shoot it in an appropriate location, somewhere suitable and effective to test out its drive abilities. For instance, I packed the Defender 4×4 inside our real 4×4 and headed off to the beach. As a result, the Defender is of a larger build, therefore, I did get a few strange looks as to what I was doing.
In addition, I can honestly say that the Land Rover Defender can defend itself. The innovative engineering withstands the most uneven terrain and it is robust as I would expect from the real thing.