There's Now A Life-Size, Driveable Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron

Devin Lawrence
September 2, 2018

Weighing around 1.5 tonnes, the vehicle is capable of "over" 12mph - quite a bit shy of the real Chiron's 261mph top speed from its quad-turbocharged W16 engine.

That power-to-weight ratio can't match even the most modest of cars on sale in North America today (never mind the actual Chiron, which is a 1,500-hp, 400-km/h beast). This is thanks to 2,304 motors, 4,032 gears and 2,016 cross axles, all of which are sourced from Lego Technic.

"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", Dixen adds.

The Lego car's top speed is rather more modest than the production Chiron's mark of 420kph - it will manage about 20kph - but it can still carry two passengers.

Impressively enough, no glue was used in the vehicle's assembly and every Lego element was built by hand.

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If we're talking about creative reinvention, then when can we start building our fully functioning LEGO spaceships, pirate ships, and castles? Which is more than enough to shake the auto from anywhere when it is launched at full speed. It took 13,438 hours of development and construction, but Lego engineers built this real plastic jewel.

As a very big LEGO nerd and a gigantic auto nerd, the last few years have been pretty great.

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.

The test drive with Andy Wallace took place at the Ehra-Lessien facility in Germany, where the real Chiron was first tested.

The auto can even drive at speeds up to 20 km/h. "I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model".

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