Inspired by the fiercely robust Land Rover series of the 40's, the Land-Rover Defender 110 epitomizes everything sturdy and powerful. But to create a working replica of this blusterous vehicle, and that too fully in Lego somehow appeals to the real innovative skill of a designer. Going along such ingenious lines, Spanish modder Fernando has fascinatingly crafted a Lego Land-Rover Defender 110 in scale of 1:8.5. However, beyond just the intriguing visual resemblance, this model has fully working parts and is controllable with a remote control.
Having dimensions of 29 inches (high) x 65 inches (long) x 28 inches (wide), the entire craft was build from more than 3 kg of plastic, with a whopping 2,800 components. The 'powertrain' of the conception is also pretty impressive with 7 PF motors and 3 IR receivers, and complimented by a fake 4-cylinder engine housed under the hood.
However, it is the functional controlling mechanism that really tickles our geeky fancy. Consisting of a RWD-AWD selector, opening doors, working suspension, steering wheel and even disk brakes, the users can alter the speed of the vehicle along with disconnecting the clutch. The 'driver' can also operate its sequential gearbox through 5+R speeds, with achievable top velocities of up to 2.5mph.
Finally, coming to the commercial impact of this boisterous conception, the vehicle is supposedly modular in scope, with easy disassembling attributes. In fact, the Lego Land-Rover Defender 110 Model can also pose as an official brand creation from Lego, if it receives more than 10,000 votes.