After putting together an accurate Bugatti Chiron Technic model, LEGO took things to another level by creating a life-sized version of the kit. Recreating the iconic Bugatti Chiron in full scale, the life-size model truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible with LEGO.
“With Lego Technic you can build for real,” the Danish toy company announced. And they mean it. To back their powerful words they created a full-scale, drivable replica of the $3,000,000 Bugatti Chiron, and it’s probably the coolest LEGO creation ever.
Much like its counterpart, the Lego Chiron has some outrageous specs… they just happen to be outrageous in a much different way. Made from over 1,000,000 pieces in total — using over 339 types of LEGOs — this scale replica is one of the brand’s most impressive builds of all time. And that’s not just because they got every last detail nailed down exactly right. It’s also because — thanks to a whopping 2,304 motors, 4,032 gear wheels, and 2,016 cross axels — the engine under the hood actually works.
The car weighs in at about 1.5 tons and the car’s thousands of motors produce a total of 5.3 horsepower (3.95 kW) and about 92 Nm of torque. Compare that to the actual Chiron, which weighs in at about 2 tonnes and produces 1,500 horsepower (1,118.6 kW).
It also boats other cool features including a detachable steering wheel, doors that actually open and close, a spoiler that lifts and lowers at the push of a button, a control panel to toggle all the lights and electronics, and a functional speedometer.
“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. Our Technic designers and the engineers from the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic, the place which also builds the impressive models for LEGO Stores and LEGOLAND parks, have done an amazing job both at recreating the Chiron’s iconic shapes and making it possible to drive this model. It’s a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention,” said Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group.
LEGO started brainstorming the idea back in June of last year, with construction beginning in March of 2018. It’s safe to say that, over the course of 13,438 man-hours of development and construction, the master builders behind this rig have truly outdone themselves.