The next-gen Land Rover Defender is a hotly anticipated off-roader that many petrolheads are waiting to see. Over the years, there have been quite a lot of spy shots of prototypes popping up here and there on the internet, accompanied by multiple hints and leaks. Still, none of them gives us clarity like this new LEGO Technic model does. When we look at it, we can’t help but think that this is what the new Defender looks like in brick form.
The world’s most famous brick company seems to have a brand new 2,573-piece kit scheduled to launch this fall, preceding the actual Land Rover Defender. The news was first heard on Twitter when someone called Max Finkel quoted a tweet from Bob’s Vintage Bricks that shows an image of the box.
You can see clearly that it’s not the outgoing Defender. There are features like a narrow grille, boxy greenhouse and wide fender flares, resembling what were found on the heavily camouflaged prototypes of the new Defender. If that’s not enough, the windscreen rake also adds to the resemblance.
Although the brick design doesn’t illustrate the final production version of the next-gen Land Rover Defender, at least it shows us some of the new vehicle’s characteristics. The model’s image that has been uploaded on the Smyths Toys site comes with details that mention features like a working steering, a four-speed sequential gearbox, three differentials and an independent suspension.
It’s hard to not say this, but we think the replica looks cooler than any actual Defender that has been produced so far. But of course we all want to see the real thing, not just this. According to the schedule, the new Land Rover Defender should go on sale next year, so let’s hope it will be unveiled soon enough.