This Lego Bugatti Chiron is an incredible piece of engineering by the famous building-block toy company. Not only is the model life size, but it also drives.
A real life toy
The Lego Technic life-size model is the first large-scale movable conlife-size developed by Lego using over 1 000 000 pieces. All pieces are clipped together without any glue. The Lego Bugatti Chiron weighs in at over 1,5 tons. Even more impressive is that, with the aid of 2 304 motors and 4 032 Lego Technic gear wheels the car actually drives. The engine generates 4 kW of power and an estimated torque of 92 N.m.
A close facsimile
From a distance the Lego Bugatti Chiron and its real namesake are quite similar in appearance. The resemblance continues inside as each aspect of the interior has been recreated using Lego Technic elements. The seats, facia and detachable steering wheel are all near identical.
A rear spoiler, speedometer, head- and taillamps, and brake pedal are all fully functional. In total, the life-size structure together took 13 400 work hours of development and construction. Click here to see the model come to life.
A kid’s dream
As kids we all dreamed of hopping into our favourite toy car and going for a joyride. Andy Wallace, former racing driver with multiple wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, was the lucky man to give the Lego Bugatti Chiron its maiden drive. He did so at the very place actual Bugatti Chirons are tested, Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany.
Wallace drove the Lego Bugatti Chiron to a whopping 20 km/h. He said of the experience: “When I first saw the Lego Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail. In fact, from about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a Lego car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model.”
“Driving the Lego Bugatti Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a Lego car.”
In her own words:
Lena Dixen, senior vice president of product and marketing at the Lego Group said:
“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. 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. 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.”