I am excited to share the news of the launch of the LEGO Icons Classic Defender 90 Set. This 2-in-1 kit, consisting of 2,336 parts, celebrates 75 years of Land Rover's Defender, which is renowned for its off-road capabilities and unique history of adventure, humanitarian aid, and hard work.
Builders can customize the LEGO model for new adventures, reflecting the Defender's history with accessories such as a roof rack, raised air intake, front bumper with a working winch, roof rails, and toolbox, as well as skid plates for driving in mud and sand. The model also features working steering and suspension, opening doors and hoods, and an interior with details based on the full-size Classic Defender.
According to Paul Barritt, Director of Land Rover Classic, "The Defender is synonymous with adventure, and this new LEGO set builds on the traditions of a unique and unstoppable automotive icon while sharing the car's playful side." Kurt Kristiansen, LEGO Design Master, adds, "It was no easy challenge to bring the Classic Defender to life in the form of building blocks. Defender can take you anywhere, so during the design process, and we wanted to give the kit a unique sense of adventure. We can't wait to see the fans' reactions."
To celebrate the launch, the LEGO Group has placed a real Classic Defender in the Scottish Highlands and used it to house the hardest-to-reach LEGO Store in the world. Adventurers Raha Moharrak and Aldo Kane were the first to find and build the new kit in a challenge.
So, if you're looking for a fun and exciting way to celebrate the Defender's 75 years of off-road driving, look no further than the LEGO Icons Classic Land Rover Defender 90 set, which is available from 1 April 2023 in the LEGO Store and at www.lego.com/Defender, for $238. Get ready to build your own adventure!