Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Coming to the Lego Technic Lineup
There are few vehicles are recognizable as the Jeep Wrangler lineup. It is known for its off-road abilities around the world, unquestionably serving as the most famous of the American sport utility vehicles. As one of the most popular vehicles in American automotive history, the Jeep Wrangler is featured in many aspects of the toy and collectables world, but today, the first ever Lego version of the legendary off-roader was introduced.
Unfortunately, the new Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will not be on shelves in time for Christmas, but folks who order now should have their brick-built off-road machine early in 2021. The official website says that the kit will be available on January 1, so the first Lego Jeep should be in stores in just over a month.
“Ask any Jeep Wrangler owner and they’ll tell you that their vehicle is just a bigger version of this new LEGO set,” said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design. “The design of the Jeep Wrangler allows them to take it apart, top off, doors off, reconfigure it, add new pieces from our Mopar team, and then put it back together again. This LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler should bring a new level of joy to our Jeep enthusiasts and help inspire future designers to the brand.”
Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler comes to Lego world as part of their Technic series. It is item number 42122 on the Lego website and it is comprised of 665 tiny plastic bricks. When assembled, the completed miniature Wrangler Rubicon sits 4.5-inches tall, 9.5-inches long and 5-inches wide. As you can see in the images here, the SUV is yellow with black trim, with functioning steering and suspension, along with open doors and hood. When the hood is open, there is an engine cover modeled after the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.
The Lego Technic series features the most intricate automobiles, so it comes as little surprise that the steering and suspension systems are functional. In most cases, these Lego cars steer with the steering wheel inside, but with this Jeep, there is a knob in the rear seating area that controls the front wheels. This steering knob makes for easier play while being pushed around, and when your child or adult Jeep fan comes to an obstacle, this plastic Wrangler Rubicon offers suspension articulation that is just as impressive as the real thing.
”The Jeep Wrangler is an icon in the off-road world,” said Lars Thygesen, Designer, LEGO Technic. “The Rubicon has a lot of the iconic details loved by 4x4 fans the world over, so it was important to me to pack as many of the authentic, powerful features of the real vehicle into the LEGO Technic replica. I hope LEGO fans and vehicle lovers enjoy all aspects, including the suspension, winch and open-air design that we developed alongside the talented Jeep design team.”
As mentioned above, the Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler will officially go on sale on the toy brand’s website on January 1, 2021 and it costs $49.99 for buyers in the United States.