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[MOC REVIEW] Land Rover Defender MAP chassis by Sheepo

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My first time not mine MOC review. As fan of 4x4 cars I can't miss oportunity to build this MOC by Sheepo. It is not huge like other Fernando's MOC's. So I am in!

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I decided to do it with shortest and smallest version (I am lazy and busy simultaneously) - 90 inch version.

I split my review to 5 parts - 5 separate videos with comments, close ups and so on, cons&pros. Turn on youtube subtitles - they are english!

If you are busy to watch all 5 episodes, I advice you to watch the last - 5th epsiode. I will start from it right now.

Epsiode 5. This shoud be in the end of the post, but I am afraid you can't go till the end.

My vision of Defender: Ultimate offroad machine, well result is not ultimate, but at least looking like that (I hope). I have to solve some weak points of original MOC. Model lost some its pros: gearbox and realistic axles. I have to reinforce chassis and transmission for high load purpose and increased weight of detailed model. Unfortunately, cant make Land Rover unkillable as my Toyota FJ. But result is lovely, Defender will take its place on my "untoucable" shelve with mechanical MAP chassis.

many photos of this version is here

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You shoud know, that MAP - is modular all-terrain platform. And all LR body verison based on this customizable modular chassis.

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Episode 1 is about chassis

Then I have built Defender 90 body in yellow color. Almost STOCK. More photos.

I have too much of this color, and construction machines - is not about me. So this LR is good oportunity to use all yellow parts for Camel Trophy style MOC.

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Episode 2 is about Defender body and small modifications I did with it.

Episode 3 is about outdoor test drive.

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Then my viewers ask me to compare LR with its all-time real competitor - Toyota Land Cruiser. I have several ready to go Land Cruisers on my shelve. So, that was easy for me. But it was not easy to compare this MOC's, since they are completely different inside...

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Check my episode 4 "DEF vs LC"

all photos can be found here

http://www.bricksafe.com/pages/rm8

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Hello rm8!

a huge Thank You for the geat effort for making this movie series, really entertaining, informative + high quality shots.

Fantastic, respect for this! :thumbup:

I hope we can see more in the future, Lego Off-Road chanel rulez. :sweet:

off: pity that the vk.com/technc_club turned into closed community, it was a good place / source to visit.

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Thank you, that was very interesting and informative. I particularly enjoyed your creativity and skill in producing the fifth video - the packed suitcases highlight the astonishing, and humorous, attention to detail.

Regards, Darryl

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Hello rm8!

a huge Thank You for the geat effort for making this movie series, really entertaining, informative + high quality shots.

Fantastic, respect for this! :thumbup:

I hope we can see more in the future, Lego Off-Road chanel rulez. :sweet:

off: pity that the vk.com/technc_club turned into closed community, it was a good place / source to visit.

Thank you. Community is closed for a while. We have contest voting, so we will open it after 29.05

Thank you, that was very interesting and informative. I particularly enjoyed your creativity and skill in producing the fifth video - the packed suitcases highlight the astonishing, and humorous, attention to detail.

Regards, Darryl

Thank you. For your information, all that pants are also 100% LEGO :classic:

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Amazing rm8! Modded chassis looks very cool and I never realised Sheepo's chassis was so fast!

But I have to say the videography in #5 is second to none. It was (nearly!) a full cinematic experience! Very enjoyable even though I winced at the screaming PFs and the gouges taken out of the underside of the chassis =(

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Here is lighter BAJA version. More playable, but sometimes this 75 mm wheels touch arches when axles compressed.

Sorry, no buggy motors inside. Chassis is the same as trophy.

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