LEGO Built A Bugatti With Technic Pieces
As unbelievable as it sounds, this is actually a full-size, drivable sports car made out of toys. The Chiron replica was built with over a million Technic elements, as well as thousands of electric toy motors.
Full disclosure, there are some non-LEGO components, such as a steel frame, two batteries, 3D-printed gears, and, of course, the wheels. It’s understandable that these things couldn’t be substituted with plastic.
The LEGO Bugatti, which is compromised of more than 90% toy parts, took over 13,000 hours to construct, with no glue used in the process. The seemingly impossible idea was done to promote the Italian Grand Prix, but also as a bit of a passion project for the Danish company’s creative team.
To further clarify, Technic is Lego’s line of interconnecting plastic rods and parts. They introduced as a way for builders to create more advanced models with more complex technical functions, compared to their other products. For what it’s worth, the 2,000 Lego Power Function motors, which give it 5.3 horsepower, would cost consumers about $70,000.
While the real car can go as fast as 250 mph, this one tops out at around 19 mph, which is still pretty fast all things considered. On top of this, the speedometer works, its signature spoiler is adjustable with the push of a button, there’s a functional control panel for the lights and other electron components, the doors open and close, and the steering wheel is detachable.
The team started developing the idea last June, began working on it this March, and the 3,330-pound car was official unveiled at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Check out the official video for the LEGO Bugatti Chiron below…