LEGO Builds Life-Size, Drivable Technic Bugatti Chiron

LEGO Builds Life-Size, Drivable Technic Bugatti Chiron

LEGO Builds Life-Size, Drivable Technic Bugatti Chiron

Lego took their vehicle out for a run at the Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany, where the real Chiron was first tested, and let official Bugatti pilot Andy Wallace have a go on it.

LEGO said the goal was to make at least 90 percent of the auto from LEGO pieces. At 1.5 tonnes, it's not exactly light, but uses 2304 Technics motors, 4032 gear wheels and 2016 cross axles to put out 5.2bhp and 68lb ft of torque.

With a top speed of 20 kilometres per hour it won't be winning any races just yet. but it would be a show-stopping way to get dropped off on your first day at school.

The Bugatti Chiron has joined the all-electric crowd, although not quite in the mind-meltingly-fast way we've come to expect from a modern Bugatti.

Not only is it the same size as an actual Bugatti Chiron but all the seats, dashboard, and (detachable) steering wheel are also exactly where they should be - and still made out of Lego.

According to the video, the auto is comprised of more than 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and tops out at a speed of more than 20 km per hour. Tires and wheels were supplied by Bugatti.

Weighing 1.5 tonnes, the Lego auto produces 5.3hp and 92Nm of torque, compared with 1,500hp and 1,600Nm in the "real" Chiron. Like the original Chiron, the Lego replica also sports an extending spoiler that pops out of the back end.

The life-sized Chiron is a little beyond the budgets of most enthusiasts, but Lego also makes a miniature replica of the auto that you can build at home.

This wonder of an automobile was created by the LEGO group, and will be unveiled today for the first time at the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy. LEGO, you have truly outdone yourselves with this build. It is as attractive as it is functional, and stands out for great attention to the detail.

Joking aside, the Lego Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron is a full-sized achievement.

At full clip, Lego estimates a top speed of about 19 miles per hour, which is pretty good for a 3,300-pound hunk of plastic and steel running on air and electricity.

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