Recently the Lego Technic presented a non glued, fully functional, model of the Bugatti Chiron which is capable of carrying two passengers and can accelerate upto 20 kmph. The car was built using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements. The motor on which the car functions was built with the ones from the LEGO Power Function platform. The Lego vehicle weighs 1.5 tonnes and generates a 5.3 horsepower and torque of 92 Nm. 2304 motors and 4032 gearwheels along with 2016 LEGOTECHNIC cross axles has been used for building up this life size replica which has the emblem and the real Bugatti Chiron wheels. 339 types of elements of Lego has been used and 13438 work hours has been invested in this project.
Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group said, “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. For over 40 years, LEGO Technic has allowed fans of all ages to test their creativity with a building system that challenges them to go beyond just creating new designs, to also engineering new functions. Our Technic designers and the engineers from the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic, the place which also builds the impressive models for LEGO Stores and LEGOLAND parks, have done an amazing job both at recreating the Chiron’s iconic shapes and making it possible to drive this model. It’s a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention.”
Andy Wallace, who happens to be the man behind the steering wheel for the Chiron Lego version, and a former racing driver with multiple wins of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, and many other races, and currently official Bugatti pilot, says, “When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail. In fact, from about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model. Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a LEGO car!”