It's been a while since this car builder built a car...
About this creation
This 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon is a version of a project commissioned by Bright Bricks. I liked the one I built for them, so I knocked up my own version.
Built to mark the final year of classic Land Rover production, the dark green one I made for BB was presented to a Land Rover dealer. I didn't take any photos of that, so you'll have to settle for this red one...
All the doors open nicely thanks to half-plate shutlines.
In true LR fashion, the interior will wipe clean...
Back floor's a bit high to accommodate the rear suspension and the messing about to get the rear part of the body offset from the chassis by half a plate. Excuses, excuses....
Seats fold almost flat, and they're split 60 / 40.
A terrifically exciting 4 cylinder diesel engine. It's turned by the rear wheels only on this model, which also features HOG steering, pendular front and live axle rear suspension and a rudimentary linear transmission.
This red one and the green original only differ in a few details; so don't feel too short-changed. It did look nice, what with it's tan seats, though. I'll stop teasing!
That classic body roll - even now, they still do that!
This is the definition of absolute perfection... Not much more I can say to be honest, I like that you decided to go for SNOT techniques ad it gives the model a very clean look. Beautiful work all around :)
Everything is spot on on this vehicle. Accuracy, color, everything! Although the front is not completely accurate if I dare say so. The grill I think should be a bit wider and the part with the lights a bit shorter in width but what the heck ;)
What a wonderful homage to such an iconic off roader. The Landy Defender is my all time favorite vehicle. Always wanted to own one, but it's been retired here in the states since the 90s. I guess I could always build a Lego version, and this is such a great model. Lego needs to make this a set.
Great! Super! Wonderful! Creative! Artistic! PLUS all of the great comments you have already received times 2 or even maybe 3! I like it! A great work of Lego "Land Rover Defender" creationism. Oh, Nick, nice one! LOL
Nick, I am glad to see a model from you that I can comment on. And a truly stunning model at that! This may be my favourite car from you, you've created something quite beautiful. The smooth lines and firm angles really give this a feel of solidity that a Land Rover should have, and the colour choice is perfect. Smart move with the half-plate seams as well, the functional doors remain stylish thanks to it. Greta work all around!
I think everyone has just about said it all already. But, I will add that those seats really caught my eye... nice! I find as one ages one really looks for comfy body/back hugging seats in a vehicle, especially for long trips! :)
Nick, this is brilliant. I don't comment enough on your stuff (lazy) but I need to start showing more appreciation for your work. I really like the classic look, especially with the white roof. And as always, you've detailed the interior quite well. Aces!
Excellent, and with less panel gaps than the real thing!
I like it
August 9, 2015
There are certain cars that define a company, this is definitely one of them. Remarkable lines and curves you managed here, there's no doubt that it's a Defender. Aside from the fact that it's not dark green with a tan interior. ;) That's fine, I'll still take one in red. Outstanding!
Just gorgeous. There's no way anyone could do any better on the exterior, and on the inside it's full of those awesome Nick Barrett Functions(trademark. :D). A very cool Lego Model, one of the best. Ever.
A truly inspired build. The engine functionality is really remarkable. I once attended a wedding where everyone was shuttled to the venue in Land Rovers. Something about a Land Rover cult. This one would be well worth the ride. Excellent!
Simply incredible, it looks almost photorealistic from the thumbnail. The side profile is my favourite view, the shaping is so spot on and I love the way you made the doors stand out with the small gaps, gives me the same feeling of quality I had with the mini cooper set.
That's really rather beautiful. Great that you've found time to make this, along with all of your DA2 builds. The body looks like the most accurate that I've seen in Lego. All it needs to top it off is a maxifig, with a very short right arm (to fit inside the door and avoid having to drive with the window open) and a very long left arm (to reach the hand brake etc.), or is that just my Land Rover driving experiences showing through? It's a shame that the Defender is RIP but I suppose the upside is that a new model will inspire builders like you to copy it and produce more quality MOCs like this one. Excellent work!