Using 339 types of LEGO Technic elements and over 13,000 work hours of development and construction, LEGO has perfectly recreated the organic design lines of the world’s fastest production car, the iconic Bugatti Chiron. The LEGO Technic life-size model pushes the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible to build in LEGO elements.
The model is the first large-scale movable construction developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 tonnes car generates 5.3 hp (4 kW) and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.
Seen from a distance side by side, the resemblance of the two cars is striking. Get closer and you will find a fascinating and complex outer skin structure, built of interconnected triangular segments made into a LEGO Technic fabric designed to mimic the iconic shapes of the original Chiron.
Peek inside and discover that every single detail of the original car has been carefully and precisely recreated in LEGO Technic elements – from seats to the dashboard and the steering wheel. Equipped with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and brake pedal, all fully functional and built of LEGO Technic elements, the model is a dream come true for any LEGO fan.
Building a one of a kind LEGO Technic life-size car is one part of the task. Testing if it can drive is another. One weekend afternoon in Germany (where the real Chiron was tested), the LEGO model took off and accelerated to everyone’s joy and amazement. And while it may not match the original Chiron’s mind-boggling 420 km/h speed, the LEGO Technic’s power function motors have managed the impressive performance to propel it to a little over 20 km/h (12 mph) – ultimately making the Build for Real idea truly complete.
ELEMENTS USED IN TOTAL: Over 1,000,000
TOTAL WEIGHT: 1,500 kg (3,307 lbs)
ENGINE: 2,304 LEGO Power Function Motors, 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, 2,016 LEGO Technic cross axles
POWER: 5.3 hp (4 kW)