Just in time to make those last-minute Christmas lists, Lego has released their take on iconic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
With 665 pieces, the set (Lego number 42122) forms part of the more advanced Technic range, which adds a level of technical realism to the models.
Which, in the case of a Jeep Wrangler, is quite fitting as the real one allows you to remove the doors and fold the windscreen for some back-to-nature four-wheeling fun.
The finished model is 24cm long, 13cm wide and 12cm high – perfect for a shelf at home, or perhaps your office desk…
Finished in bright yellow, the Lego Jeep kit features an opening bonnet, foldable seats and well-articulated solid axles. There’s also a winch and a remote steering connection to get you out of tricky situations.
To clearly identify it as a Jeep, the trademark seven-bar grille and big round headlamps are there, as is a full-size spare tyre, but in our opinion, the roofline looks a little low compared to the real Wrangler’s true proportions.
So while it may not the biggest nor most faithful looking Lego Technic kit, at $90 the Wrangler is more keenly priced than many you’ll find on the shelves.
The Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is available on the Lego website to buy now, but is noted as not arriving until January next year – so you’ll need to make sure there is something else under the tree to tide you over until then.