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LEGO Land Rover Classic Defender Set Celebrates Vehicle’s 75th Birthday

LEGO Land Rover Classic Defender 0 Hero
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LEGO and car fans alike have cause for celebration as the company has announced a replica set of the Land Rover Classic Defender – marking the legendary off-roader’s 75th anniversary. We’ve seen a couple of Land Rover sets in the past that quickly became fan favorites among LEGO’s more intricate builds, especially the vehicle offerings. These large-scale vehicles have been the perfect marriage of the company’s attention to detail and build complexity. Generally speaking, the smaller vehicle builds are limited to the LEGO City series or based on the theme of its respective set, so it’s nice to see the iconic overlander available independently in a small size, with the detail expected from the larger vehicles.

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At just 150 pieces, this set is a tad small, but it makes for a great mini replica and building opportunity for young gearheads. The build measures over 2.5 inches high, 4.5 inches long, and 2 inches wide. Details aren’t lost in the replica’s modest size, however – the model captures the essence of the iconic vehicle, complete with intricate details such as the roof rack, headlights, Land Rover badge, and side-view mirrors. Once constructed, you can display the Land Rover Classic Defender, or let your imagination run wild with the included driver minifigure behind the wheel charging into the mud.

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What makes this set even more special is its compatibility with the larger LEGO Icons Land Rover Classic Defender. Adult LEGO fans and aspiring young builders can now enjoy the experience of playing with their models together, creating a shared love for the iconic car (and maybe off-roading). Whether you’re relishing the historical significance of the car’s 75th anniversary or simply appreciating its timeless appeal, this new replica offering from LEGO is sure to please many fans.

The LEGO Land Rover Classic Defender will be available to buy on June 1st through LEGO’s website for $14.99.