Saturday, 20 October, 2018

You Can Drive This Life-Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly Lego Built a Full-Size Bugatti Chiron That Actually Drives
| 01 September, 2018, 20:04

Lego's team took over 13,000 work hours to put the car's 1-million-plus pieces into place, and the result is a vehicle that actually drove under its own power. The Lego Chiron, powered by a matrix of 2,304 Lego Technic motors, isn't quite that fast (theoretically estimated to put out 5.3 horsepower and nearly 68 pounds-feet of torque).

LEGO has created a life-sized, fully functioning Chiron model using 1 million LEGO Technic pieces. While the actual Chiron has 1500 horsepower, the LEGO version has a mere 5.3.

LEGO has built a drivable Bugatti and it took over a million pieces to do it.

LEGO has built its first life-size, drivable auto - and chose to make it a Bugatti, no less.

The idea for building this life-size model came from the LEGO Technic design team after completing a 1:8 scale model of the Chiron.

Lego doesn't quote a dollars-and-cents cost for the work that went into one of its most involved endeavours yet, but the company says the designers and engineers at its Czech Republic factory spent almost 13,500 hours on the project.


The other figures for the Lego Chiron are similarly impressive.

What mode of transportation should LEGO try to build next?

Amazingly, the 1:1 copy actually drives with power from electric motors used in Lego's standard production models. The first transparent Technic bricks are used in this vehicle.

Just that theoretically, it tops out at around 19 miles per hour.

Oh, and Lego got Bugatti's official test driver and former Le Mans victor, Andy Wallace, to drive it. "It's a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention". From afar, the cars look eerily similar, perhaps only the "skin" structure of the Lego Technic pieces gives the Lego Chiron away.

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