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LEGO Land Rover Defender Half-Track Conversion Is Epic

The Land Rover Defender is easily one of the Top 3 LEGO kits, right up the with the slightly more complex Bugatti. But the problem with that is every fan of brick builds has one.
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LEGO Land Rover Defender Half-Track Conversion Is EpicLEGO Land Rover Defender Half-Track Conversion Is EpicLEGO Land Rover Defender Half-Track Conversion Is EpicLEGO Land Rover Defender Half-Track Conversion Is Epic
Pay LEGO about $200 and you'll get 20 bags of parts, some of which are unique to this build. The manual is as thick as an Ikea catalog, so you could easily spend the free hours of a week putting it together.

But what comes after that? LEGO fanatic Alexandre Rossier the Defender was a bit too normal, so he pieced together this unique half-track project.

There are plenty of companies selling tracks for trucks or SUVs. Some of them will undoubtedly want to play with the Defender. But this LEGO build looks unlike anything that can exist in the real world.

The body of the British 4x4 gets extended past what the 110 Series allows. For the record, the stock kit is about eight inches (22 cm) high, 16 inches (42 cm) long, and seven inches (20 cm) wide.

The tracks are nothing like those usually fitted to trucks or Ken Block's WRX. Instead, they resemble those on a snowmobile. And wouldn't you know it? Such a thing exists in the real world.

Half-tracks were quite popular in the Second World War. The Germans had a few famous ones, like the Sd. Kfz 251... which just rolls off the tongue. They also made a tracked bike, the Kettenkrad.

Meanwhile, the allied force mainly relied on the M3 and M5 half-track. It was an American-built vehicle, but we're pretty sure the British got some too. It could transport troops into battle and might also tow a cannon or two.

Land Rover has a rich history with the military. Not surprisingly, they also tried putting racks on the Defender. Search for the Laird Centaur and you'll find it doing anything from machine gun transport to safaris.





 
 
 
 
 

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