This is the Lego Bugatti Chiron - the toymaker's first full-size replica vehicle - well, we can hardly call it a model, can we? - and it's driveable!
The interior has been precisely recreated in Lego Technic elements - from the seats to the dashboard, the working speedometer (all in Lego!) the detachable steering wheel and the brake pedal. It represents the first fully-functional self-propelled life-size Lego Technic, as well as the first non-glued Lego Technic model of such complexity. The Chiron does include about 58 types of custom-made Lego parts in its construction. The auto can fit two people, weighs over 3,300 pounds, and is made from over one million LEGO Technic elements. It weighs more than 3,300 pounds, has a functional rear spoiler and a top speed of more than 12 miles per hour.
It took 13 438 man-hours to develop and built the Lego Chiron, and the man chosen to take it on its first test drive was none other than Bugatti chief test drive, multiple Le Mans victor Andy Wallace.
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To be fair, it wasn't entirely LEGO pieces; there's a steel frame, some batteries, 3d-printed gears, and Bugatti tires. It utilizes 339 different types of Lego Technic elements including 4,032 gear wheels and 2,304 Lego Power Functions motors.
Amazingly, the 1:1 copy actually drives with power from electric motors used in Lego's standard production models. After Lego released a minified version of the Chiron last month, the plastic-building-block brand's mad scientists set out to construct a full-size replica of the rarified hypercar out of Lego Technic pieces - and more than that, they wanted to be able to drive it. From about 20 meters away, he added, it's not obvious that you're looking at a Lego auto.
"When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail", Wallace said.