Show Your Support for This Awesome Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon!
Creative Lego Enthusiast Hopes to Turn Design Into Production Lego Kit
The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most elemental marques in the auto world today, offering good, clean fun in a simple package since its first ancestor, the Jeep CJ-1, hit the market in 1944. The same could be said of Lego toys, which have been igniting the imaginations of many children (including this young author) since 1949.
It’s fitting, then, to combine the two, and one enterprising Lego enthusiast is trying to make it happen with his Jeep Wrangler Rubicon kit. Using the Lego Ideas crowdsourcing platform, Chiho Kim’s Rubicon prototype looks a lot like the Jeep many of you have in your driveway, with a removable hardtop, half-doors, the traditional Jeep seven-slat grille, and fender badges that recall the “Trail Rated” units found on fullsize Wranglers. Even the door handles are a dead lock for the real thing. More photos can be found at the designer’s Flickr account.
The Lego version also features adventure gear, such as hazard cones, a fire extinguisher, and a miniature DSLR camera with a wildlife-friendly telephoto lens. This version is black with a tan interior, and the dash is equipped with a big navigation screen, perfect for off-roading or overlanding adventures.
In order for Kim’s design to become a toy store reality, he or she needs to acquire the support of 10,000 Lego enthusiasts. If that happens, the Lego Review Board will evaluate the Wrangler Rubicon for marketability and feasibility, and if it passes that stage, Lego designers will transform the Jeep into an actual Lego set to be sold around the world.
So if you’d like to get your hands on a Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (or if you just want to support one clever Lego creator), head to the Lego Ideas page and register your interest in this neat machine. If this kit ever hits store shelves, we’ll be first in line to buy one.