• May 18, 2012
It's official. You really can build anything from Lego blocks. Behold a fully-functional 1:8.5 scale version of a Land Rover Defender 110. This radio-controlled machine features a five-speed transmission with reverse, a two-speed transfer case that offers both four-wheel and two-wheel drive modes and functional disc brakes on all four corners. It's cool. We'll wait while you pick your jaw up off the floor. The machine was also built with fully functional steering that uses the same number of turns-to-lock as the real deal. All told, there are nearly 2,800 parts in the build, including seven motors.

There's a full solid-axle suspension underneath with long-travel springs. Top speed is around 2.5 mph. What's more, the whole body can be removed with just four pins to see the workings underneath.

If that's not cool enough, the machine has been picked up over at Lego CUUSOO. If it gets 10,000 votes, Lego will produce a kit based off of this creation. That's right – this masterwork isn't a kit – an independent Lego maniac by the name of Sheepo came up with it. Head over to the site for more information, and be sure to scroll down to check out a video of the machine.



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      BLS
      • 2 Years Ago
      SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
      mmkoesel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just to be clear, getting 10,000 votes on the Cuusoo site doesn't guarantee the project will be made into a product and sold by Lego. It merely means that Lego will put it up for review. Lego would need to secure rights from Land Rover to sell this, meaning it faces big hurdles to make production. They could just sell it as a generic truck, but it loses some appeal if they do that. I hope it makes it though, I'd buy it.
        theweegeean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mmkoesel
        I hope Lego goes through with it too. They already have rights to make Ferrari models, it seems like having a branded off-road kit would complement that well.
        PaladinUTH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mmkoesel
        I am sure after seeing this a landrover person would push it on lego, imagine one of those in stores AND in dealerships? massive branding
      Autohoor
      • 2 Years Ago
      And next we'll have an article on some obscure wrist watch maker that's making a special edition "PONTIAC" watch!
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is awesome. I would definitely buy it if it was sold as a kit. The drivetrain could use some work, but that's not a huge deal.
      Peter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dude make a '66 bronco nd im sold!
      mmkoesel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just to be clear 10,000 votes on the Cuusoo site doesn't guarantee the project will be made into a product and sold by Lego. It merely means that they will put it up for review. Lego would need to secure rights from Land Rover to sell this, meaning it faces big hurdles to make production. They could just sell it as a generic truck, but it loses some appeal if they do that. I hope it makes it though, I'd buy it.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wish this could've been built with Olive Green Legos.
      Jasraj 3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Price of this toy rc ?