Meet The Life-Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron in Milan, from 6 to 9 September
Behold, the biggest toy car on Earth: a full-scale, drivable version of the $3 million Bugatti Chiron crafted almost entirely out of LEGO parts. Don't miss the exhibition staged in Milan at Piazza Gae Aulenti from 6 to 9 September!
Behold, the biggest toy car on Earth: a full-scale, drivable version of the $3 million Bugatti Chiron crafted almost entirely out of LEGO parts.
Made up of 339 different types of LEGO Technic elements totaling more than a million pieces (and assembled without glue), the LEGO Technic can accommodate up to two passengers and showcases many of the same design details of the original Chiron.
That includes everything from the seats and the dashboard to the steering wheel (emblazoned with a custom silver-coated Bugatti logo crafted out of 72 Technic bricks) and outer shell, which is coated with a custom “skin” built of interconnected triangular segments—a type of LEGO Technic fabric that can be adjusted to shape the car’s exterior form.
It costs $350, weighs 1,500kg and can accelerate to a top speed of 12mph with 5.3 horsepower - whereas the real version can hit 261mph, reach 60mph in 5.2 seconds, has 1,479 hp and costs around $3 million. To get the colours right, LEGO even had to manufacture 56 new parts for this build, which took over 13,400 man-hours to finish.
“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,” Lena Dixen, LEGO Group senior vice president of product and marketing, said in a statement. “It’s a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention.”
Don't miss the exhibition staged in Milan at Piazza Gae Aulenti from 6 to 9 September!