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Land Rover Defender
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.



Dat underside...



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!





The classic Land Rover, 1948-2015.



Comments

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  September 12, 2015
Waitwaitwait!! Nick?!? You did build this awesome LR with studless technics!?... And you still can sleep at night? Just kidding you, the result is terrific and your level of (red) details is so cool;
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  September 2, 2015
The amount of detail you put in the interior is always impressive. Great build!
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  August 27, 2015
I love the engine :D
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  August 26, 2015
Simply beautiful. Love the colors and shaping!
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  August 26, 2015
That's Model Team building at it's best, great bodywork combined with a lot of Technic functions. for me it's definitely one of the best Lego Landys ever. great job, Nick! :-))
  August 26, 2015
Nice Landy
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  August 23, 2015
Excellent job! Love to see the Green one! BTW: Where did all those studs go, now? ;-)
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  August 19, 2015
Very impressive!
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  August 16, 2015
Those half-stud spaces around the doors though. Something about them makes the car look really cool.
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  August 15, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp blogged on brothers brick, congrats
Thanks! That was a nice surprise.
  August 14, 2015
A true icon and a build to do it justice. Also blogged on brothers brick, congrats
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  August 14, 2015
fantastic!
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  August 14, 2015
RIP LR Defender. Wow! Awesome car! I like the way you make it!
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  August 14, 2015
For me, this is your nicest car, really succeeded. I like your snot techniques.
  August 13, 2015
wow, this is perfect!!!
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  August 13, 2015
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 :)
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  August 13, 2015
just perfect Nick! you captured the shape very well and the details are good as ever ;-)
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  August 12, 2015
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 ;)
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  August 11, 2015
Very good styling, It looks beautiful.
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  August 11, 2015
Wow! What a beautiful model of the legendary Defender! A vehicle for which all other off-road vehicles are compared to. Masterfully done!
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  August 11, 2015
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.
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  August 11, 2015
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
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  August 10, 2015
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!
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  August 10, 2015
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! :)
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  August 10, 2015
Combining form, function and detail at a challenging-ly small scale once again, most excellent!
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  August 10, 2015
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 10, 2015
perfect in any way! really good snot work mister barret! keep it up, many greets, ron.
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  August 10, 2015
Beautiful and so detailed, you're a scaled model powerhouse. The technic engineering is superb, great job. I'm sure the dealer is happy with the dark green twin!
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  August 10, 2015
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!
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  August 10, 2015
Nice one! I love how you allways manage to put in great technicallity with old school technic. I most admired the 130 series, I still can't believe they (want to) stop production.
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  August 10, 2015
Excellent, and with less panel gaps than the real thing!
Nick Barrett
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matt rowntRee
  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!
  August 9, 2015
Very neat model! A good mix of looks and functionality.
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  August 9, 2015
A Lovely tribute to the era of the LR Defender! Beautiful and acurately shaped, and very unusual for you, in a studless design. Excellent!
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  August 9, 2015
excellent work
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  August 9, 2015
Quoting Rabbitdesign MB Did the dealer by the way order a few as gift for customers?
I think they certainly should :-) Thanks Rabbitdesign, and everybody else for your kind comments.
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  August 9, 2015
Superb model! You captured the overall shape and the features of the real one very well! Great work!
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  August 9, 2015
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.
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  August 9, 2015
Incredible car, looks highly excellent!! Too bad they don't sell these in the US of A, a local dealership has some Defenders for $60K+, you Brits are so lucky!! -_-
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  August 9, 2015
Glorious. The best Lego Defender I've seen!
  August 9, 2015
Very close to the original car but still many functions. Another oustanding masterpiece from you and the proof that you can also build studless cars as good as only few here! Great work!
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  August 9, 2015
Lovely in every possible way. 5 stars, one of my favourites from you and on the whole of MOCpages
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  August 9, 2015
Great brick usage on hood, congratulations!
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  August 9, 2015
Best LEGO Defender I've seen yet, Nick, but what's it defending against? Fossil fuel left for my grandkids to use?
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  August 9, 2015
This is excellent
Nick Barrett
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Matt Bace
  August 8, 2015
Amazing! The body shaping is absolutely perfect.
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  August 8, 2015
Nick this one's perfect, perhaps your best yet. Way to keep the standard up!
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  August 8, 2015
I'm just not sure how I feel about settling for the red one instead of the green one, but yeah, that is definitely a Land Rover. Fantastic realism.
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  August 8, 2015
Just perfect!
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  August 8, 2015
Classic! Gotta love the Nick Body Roll shot, too.
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  August 8, 2015
Love it!
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  August 8, 2015
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!
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  August 8, 2015
Awesome work, the functionality is amazing as usual! It is almost sad to see a car from you not covered in studs, but i'll get over it this time... :)
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  August 8, 2015
What a great MOC....stunning to look at. Love specially the side view
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  August 8, 2015
This is absolutely stunning, instantly recognisable from a hundred miles away. Great overall shape, details and features... A master MOC from a master builder. A+
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  August 8, 2015
more excellence from a master builder love it would be a great LEGO set
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  August 8, 2015
Brilliant work Nick. I like the work that went into the engine and that body roll is sweet.
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  August 8, 2015
Fantastic car; perfect design and nice engineering behind. Well done! And RIP Land Rover Defender
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  August 8, 2015
Wow! Looks very realistic. Amazing car! In my opinion - one of your the best!
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  August 8, 2015
awesome!:D
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  August 8, 2015
Great work! I like the details managed even with 'normal' bricks and almost classic way of stacking bricks. Perfect match with Range Rover. Did the dealer by the way order a few as gift for customers?
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  August 8, 2015
Great Land Rover Nick!
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  August 8, 2015
Great Land Rover! I like that even with the smoothness, the functions remain.
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  August 8, 2015
Absolutely flawless, this may just be my favorite build from you.
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  August 8, 2015
Oh wow, this is very cool! I really like the chunky feel of this, but I think I'd prefer it even more in your usual studs exposed style. An extremely good replica, nonetheless! -Nathanael
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  August 8, 2015
Lovely work!
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  August 8, 2015
Very cool! Very accurate looking model, great work on the shape. I like that engine - and the EU-license plate is a nice touch :-)
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  August 8, 2015
Fantastic work Nick, I love all the small details. Though this is a car that transfers into LEGO very well, you still managed to make it authentic and very your own style. I love it!
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  August 8, 2015
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.
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  August 8, 2015
Looks incredible!
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  August 8, 2015
Heavy athlete here, Nick! Only to top by a "Daktary" version... ;)
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  August 8, 2015
Impressive. What a beautiful build. Clean, detailed and functional.
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  August 8, 2015
A+ from me Nick, I love literally everything you did here, you know better later than never, and this one was really worth waiting, good job :)
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  August 8, 2015
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!
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  August 8, 2015
Sweet mother! Boxiest land rover, looking as sexy as ever. As in, not that much. But it's utilitarian and that's what I love about it. The lack of studs is also really great.
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  August 8, 2015
Excellent shapes! Very realistic!
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  August 8, 2015
Wow, it looks exactly like the real thing. Just superb!
 
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