Think big, Lego Technic fans…
For all those Lego fans out there, consider this a taste of what your Lego Technics kit can achieve. At the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy, Lego unveiled a lifesize, working model of the $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron. Yep, you can actually drive this supercar with flair. Made of over one million Lego Technic pieces, there’s a ton of detail and passion that went into this creation.
Consider the engine: a block with 2,304 motors, 4,032 gear wheels, and 2,016 cross axles all sourced from Lego Technic, generating a theoretical 5.3 horsepower that propels the Lego Chiron up to a top speed of just over 12 miles per hour.
The exterior features interconnected triangular segments that make up an outer skin structure, while inside Lego pieces recreate the Chiron’s interior in detail. The car features a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and rear lights, and a brake pedal. Development and construction took 13,438 hours.
The Lego Chiron weighs over 1.5 tons and took 13,000 work hours to design and build. Interestingly enough, it Andy Wallace, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona had a dive and came away much impressed,
Lego Technic sets were first introduced in 1977, and on the automotive side, have included kits like the iconic Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the Bugatti Chiron.