The toymaker giant has built its own version of the all-new Bugatti Chiron which is fully drivable and has an admirable top speed.
Lego Bugatti Chiron can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h
More than a million LEGO Technic elements were used in the construction of their first large-scale movable construction powered by 2,304 motors and a little over 4,000 LEGO Technic gear wheels. Bottom line, the car replica can reach speeds up to “a little over 20 km/h” with a 5.3 horsepower and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.
Development took over 13,000 hours
Big ups to the Lego engineering and design team for the construction of the replica, which took a great deal of time to recreate Bugatti’s iconic shapes of the original Chiron. Taking a closer look, the replica has got “a fascinating and complex outer ‘skin’ structure, built of interconnected triangular segments made into a LEGO Technic ‘fabric’ designed to mimic the iconic shapes of the original Chiron.” What’s more, the replica is equipped with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and a brake pedal.
Lego even got a Le Mans champion to drive it
Former 24 Hours of Le Mans and British Formula Three Champion Andy Wallace was the first to get his hands on the first Lego movable construction. He said “When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail. In fact, from about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model. Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a LEGO car!”
Bugatti Chiron replica “first of its kind” in many ways
Lego’s announcement of the drivable Chiron unquestionably came off a shocker to the car world but even Lego believes this innovation pushed the boundaries of their own imagination. Lena Dixen from Lego said “This life-size model is a first of its kind in so many ways and with it, we wanted to push the boundaries of our own imagination. For over 40 years, LEGO Technic has allowed fans of all ages to test their creativity with a building system that challenges them to go beyond just creating new designs, to also engineering new functions.
Bugatti’s Veyron model used to be a common car replica favourite!
Believe it or not, but their iconic Veyron model’s design has been copied so many times that it has become a favourite for people wanting to take other cars and modify them to replicate the Veyron’s style, a ’91 Toyota MR2 was converted into the design of a Veyron model, exclusively for export and was available in Abu Dhabi three years ago.