Land Rover Series II, Series III and Defender Made from Lego on Modular Platform

The first story autoevolution ever wrote about Sheepo, one of the most famous LEGO designers on the internet, dates to 2012. Back then, he finished a Land Rover Defender 110 out of 3 kilograms of plastic parts.
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Back then, it required him a little over seven months to make his wonderful toy, which is more than most people spend on customizing their rides. Heck, not even Bentley takes that long to make a car.

Since 2012, Sheepo perfected his method and pioneered something he calls the Modular All-terrain Platform, or MAP for short. Basically, it's a way to transform Lego Technic parts into any SUV more easily.

To showcase the technology, he built not one, not two, but three Land Rovers. Namely, we have the rugged old Series II and Series III models, plus the relatively modern Defender.

The trio looks relatively similar, with square bodies made from gray plastic. However, the more closely placed headlights of the Series II make you want to go on an African Safari. The Defender, meanwhile, reminds us that Land Rover is more preoccupied with making crossovers and even convertible SUVs than trucks for people who need to go into the desert.

All these Lego masterpieces have opening doors, working suspension and folding bench seats. Disc brakes have been included in all four wheels, and electric powertrain helps them traverse more difficult terrain. There's a lot of suspension travel, so if a miniature person were to drive these things, he would be surprisingly comfortable.

We want to leave you guys with a few fun facts, the type every Lego fan should know about. For example, Technic was first introduced in 1977 as the Technical Sets. They quickly became famous due to special components such as gears, axles, pins, and beams.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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