Lego builds full-scale driving Bugatti Chiron

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly

The weight of the vehicle is 1500 kg. the top speed of a toy Bugatti Chiron is 20 km/h. The front grille looks pretty darn close to original, thanks to Lego's propeller-hub pieces.

Love Lego? Always wanted to drive a Bugatti?

Power comes from 2,304 motors and 4,032 Technic gears, producing 5.2bhp and 92Nm of torque.

Lego Group has built a life-size model of the Bugatti Chiron using nothing but Lego Technic and a tremendous amount of patience.

Yes, the Bugatti Chiron seen here is made entirely from Lego and Lego Technic pieces to recreate the supercar in stunning detail. Weighing around 1.5 tonnes, the auto is capable of "over" 12mph - quite a bit shy of the real Chiron's 261mph top speed from its quad-turbocharged W16 engine.

The 3,300-pound auto does have some non-Lego material incorporated into it. Engineers started with a steel frame, which provides safety and structural stability to hold the weight of the vehicle. LEGO, you have truly outdone yourselves with this build.

We're wondering, then, what LEGO might charge for this full-size working replica of the thing, which the company's engineers in the Czech Republic developed over the course of 13,000 hours, or about 19 months. With professional racer Andy Wallace behind the wheel, the Lego Chiron clocked a top speed over 12.4 miles per hour at the Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany sitting on real Chiron wheels and tires.

This build, on the other hand, uses some very exotic building techniques on top of using the more complex Technic pieces. "In fact, from about 20 metres away it's not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO vehicle", he said.

And guess what? It's life-size and you can actually drive it. Yes. "I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model".

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