It's official. You really can build anything from
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
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
to check out a video of the machine.