Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Full-size Lego Bugatti Chiron is driveable!

Full-size Lego Bugatti Chiron is driveable!

Lego's Technic division has built a replica version of the Bugatti Chiron. In fact, the only parts on the vehicle that aren't made of Lego components are the wheels and the emblem - which are originals supplied by Bugatti.

Lego Chiron's engine was made up of 2,304 Lego Power Function motors, which pumped out a theoretical 5.3 horsepower.

This includes working head and tail lights, doors that open and close, a lavishly detailed interior with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter, seats, brake pedal, and mirrors.

According to the video, the auto is comprised of more than 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and tops out at a speed of more than 20 km per hour.

Said and done: the LEGO Bugatti Cheron has been unveiled in Italy, ahead of the Monza Grand Prix.

It tops out at just 12 miles per hour, and its motors generate a total of 5.3 horsepower, a far cry from the 1,479 horses that an actual Chiron makes, but I don't care. This is a 1:1-scale Bugatti Chiron built from Lego's standard pieces with a few special bits in there to ensure functionality. It's nowhere near the 250mph of the actual Chiron, but it's not bad at all for a LEGO auto.

Technics is the more complex Lego system that specialises in moving parts over outward appearance, although they're both cross-compatible and often used together.

If we're talking about creative reinvention, then when can we start building our fully functioning LEGO spaceships, pirate ships, and castles?

"When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail", Wallace said.

Just to fathom the level of awesomeness this build has, here's a thing or two about it: two passengers can fit inside and it can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph).

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