Friedrich Nietzsche, perhaps not the most cheery fellow to say this, once said, “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” It’s only unfortunate that he lived in an age before the invention of LEGOs, dying a mere 49 years before the invention of those colorful bricks—and the greatest toy ever invented. Yes it is! This is indisputable. What, are you going to play with K’nex like some kind of nerd?
No, you’re never too old to play with or lose enthusiasm for LEGOs. Like more colorful bricks of another nature, once you’re hooked, you’re hooked for life. That’s why this enterprising child-at-heart grew up, discovered what cars were, became financially solvent, and built himself a Land Rover Defender pickup truck—and yes, it’s remote-controlled.
At approximately a foot long, the pickup Defender has a four-wheel independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, disc brakes, a four-cylinder engine that Land Rover nerds will tell you is probably the 2.5-liter turbodiesel, and even a five-speed sequential gearbox with a reverse gear, which surely puts my LEGO Volkswagen Camper to shame.
The best part? Its creator, Sheepo, has uploaded it to LEGO Cuusoo—which gathers user-created sets and allows LEGO fans to vote on them, ultimately turning one set into a full-fledged LEGO product. If you’re just as impressed by I am by it, head over to Cuusoo and vote for the Defender to become a real set! I know I’ll probably buy 6. The “shut up and take my money” meme suddenly comes to mind.
There’s nothing more to be said other than the video below, which shows off the creation in all of its awesomeness. The only question is—will it give LEGO’s 8110 Unimog U400 Technic set a run for its Danish krone?