The 665-piece set will debut on January 1, retailing at £44.99 in the UK. It’s based specifically on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which is geared more closely towards off-road travel, with locking differentials, disconnecting sway bars and special off-road wheels and tyres.
“The Jeep Wrangler is an icon in the off-road world,” says LEGO Technic designer Lars Thygesen. “The Rubicon has a lot of the iconic details loved by 4×4 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 well as a button-operated steering system, 42122 Jeep Wrangler features axle-articulation suspension, fold-down rear seats and a classic seven-slot grille.
“With an 80-year legacy that reaches around the world, our owners, fans and followers have quite literally grown up with us,” said Christian Meunier, Global President of the Jeep Brand. “Our partnership with the LEGO Group gives our enthusiasts another inclusive opportunity to share the passion they have for the Jeep Wrangler, a global automotive icon that represents fun, freedom and unbridled adventure.”
“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.”