If you are of a certain age, you will remember Lego as the toy that everyone had. It’s come a long way since then and has undergone something of a resurgence, as this quite amazing Lego Bugatti Chiron proves.
Pause there for a moment, because if you’re thinking of a toy-sized model you are far wide of the mark! Made from Lego Technic parts – over 1,000,000 of them in fact – this is a fully working, life size replica of the real thing, and can take two people!
The car uses more than 300 different Lego Technic parts, and – quite amazingly – there is not a hint of glue; they all simply lock together.
In case you’re wondering – yes, it does drive! But, whereas the real Bugatti Chiron is powered by a mighty V16 8-litre engine pushing out 1500bhp, the Lego Technic version uses a motor consisting of more the 10,000 parts – all Lego – and provides 5.3hp, and a top speed of 18mph – far short of the amazing 261mph that the original can achieve.
Nevertheless, this marvellous and quite spectacular model – if we can call it such – took more than 13,000 man hours to conceive and construct, and weighs in at 1500kg. It has working doors – made entirely from Lego – plus working brake pedal, rear spoiler and interior switches, and all are made from Lego Technic parts.
Not For Sale
Built as a promotional model to showcase the versatility of the latest Lego Technic parts, the Bugatti Chiron is not – as far as we know – for sale, but you can always buy the real thing. That will set you back a cool $3million, and you might find you are on a long waiting list.
If you don’t have that sort of cash available, rest assured; you can buy a small-scale Lego Bugatti Chiron for just $350 – we think that is a bargain!