Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Lego built a full-size Bugatti that you can totally drive

Lego built a full-size Bugatti that you can totally drive

Weighing in at 1.5 tonnes, the hand-built Chiron has 4032 gear wheels, 2016 cross axles, and is powered by 2304 electric motors from the toy company's Power Function range. The Lego Chiron, powered by a matrix of 2,304 Lego Technic motors, isn't quite that fast (theoretically estimated to put out 5.3 horsepower and nearly 68 pounds-feet of torque).

Yes, the Bugatti Chiron seen here is made entirely from Lego and Lego Technic pieces to recreate the supercar in stunning detail.

Lego have built a drivable version of the hypercar comprising more than 1-million tiny bricks.

This is the Lego Bugatti Chiron - the toymaker's first full-size replica auto - well, we can hardly call it a model, can we? - and it's driveable!

The Lego Technic incarnation follows a smaller-scale model that was launched in June, which you can buy from the Lego shop for £329.99 (Dh1,578). Lego said in the Thursday announcement that the model is the first large-scale movable vehicle made of bricks. But now, a team of ingenious and talented designers and engineers have gone above the call of duty, creating a full-size replica of the Chiron, made nearly entirely from LEGO Technic parts. Lego used interconnected triangular segments that come together to make a Lego Technic fabric in order to match the iconic shape of the original vehicle.

And guess what? It's life-size and you can actually drive it. Yes.

Just to fathom the level of awesomeness this build has, here's a thing or two about it: two passengers can fit inside and it can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph).

LEGO made several firsts for this build. It's just about as one-to-one as you can get with building blocks.

The test drive with Andy Wallace took place at the Ehra-Lessien facility in Germany, where the real Chiron was first tested. In fact, from about 20 meters away it's not obvious that you are looking at a Lego auto.

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