Scotland welcomes 'hardest to reach LEGO store in the world'

The Danish toy production company transformed the Highland location into a shop as part of the launch of its new Classic Land Rover Defender toy set.

Scotland welcomes ‘hardest to reach LEGO store in the world’ as Classic Land Rover toy set launched LEGO

The “hardest to reach LEGO store in the world” has appeared in a remote location in the Highlands.

The Danish toy production company transformed the hilltop location into a shop as part of the launch of its new Classic Land Rover Defender toy set.

LEGO design master Kurt Kristiansen said: “Bringing the Classic Defender to life in bricks was no easy challenge.

“Defender can take you anywhere, so during the design process we wanted to infuse the set with that sense of adventure.”

The set celebrates 75 years of Land Rover, and allows builders to create an everyday road-ready model or customize it for adventures.

The set, which comprises 2,336 pieces, includes all the accessories needed for an off-road expedition, such as a roof rack, raised air intake, front bumper with working winch, side rails and toolbox, plus traction plates for crossing mud and sand.

The model also features working steering and suspension, opening doors and bonnet, and an interior with details based on the full-size Classic Defender. It’s priced at ¬£209.99 in the UK.

To launch the set, LEGO placed a real Classic Defender on a Highlands hilltop – billing it as the “hardest to reach LEGO store in the world”.

Adventurers Raha Moharrak and Aldo Kane were challenged to race to the store and be the first to find and build the new set.

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