Lego Land Rover Defender 110 is plasticized perfection [w/video]
Posted May 18th 2012 12:30PM
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 4 kilometres per hour (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.