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OK this is not technically a model unless you consider it to be a 'snapper'. My wife gave it to me for Christmas. It's the only Lego thing I've ever built.

2573 pieces total and 860 steps to build it. Working independant suspension, doors, gate and hood open,  pistons on 6 cylinder "engine" move up and down, forward/nuetral/reverse gearing, high and low gears, working winch steering, etc. The engineering to design the complicated drivetrain is pretty fantastic IMHO.

Here is a 2 year old review of it from Motor Trend: https://www.motortrend.com/features/building-the-lego-land-rover-defender/

It reportedly took an experienced Lego builder 5 hours to complete it. It took me about 20 hours!

Almost 17" long, estimated scale of 11:1.

Comments welcome.

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Thanks, it was fun as long as you paid very close attention to the instructions. In some cases it was easy to pick the wrong part out of the dozens in the kit. If you didn't notice it until later in the build then you would have to go back and tear it all apart and rectify it. It happened to me when putting the 1st headlight assembly together. Lucky for me I noticed what was wrong soon after the mistake.

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