We though the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 1:8 scale model kit is already pretty impressive, but this jaw-dropping, 1:1 actual size Chiron built with LEGO Technic pieces is more than crazy, especially because it is drivable.
Using over 1 million LEGO pieces and 13,438-man hours on development and construction, this fully functional, self-propelled life-size car is the first of its kind. In fact, this is also the first large scale moving model constructed solely with LEGO Technic bricks and elements, and without using glue in its assembly. Even the engine is built from LEGO pieces: 2,304 power function motors, 4,032 gear wheels and 2,016 cross axles to be exact, and it has an estimate output of 5.3 hp and 92 Nm.
The body is built of interconnected triangular segments, forming a skin structure and mimicking the silhouette of the original Chiron. The active rear spoiler, head and tail-lights, speedometer, detachable steering wheel, brake pedal and more are all functional. Former race driver and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace knows the Bugatti Chiron inside out, and he is probably the best person to test drive the LEGO Technic version. “From about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO car,” he said. Of course the 20 km/h speed cannot be compared with the original Bugatti Chiron’s 420 km/h, but seeing a LEGO car being driven like a real car is just beyond fascinating.