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Lego Builds A Drivable, Life-Sized Bugatti Supercar Using Over A Million Pieces
By Yoon Sann Wong, 31 Aug 2018
Lego seems to have outdone itself in this feat of engineering and design by recreating the Bugatti Chiron supercar as a life-sized, drivable model using over a million ‘Technic’ pieces.
‘Technic’ is Lego’s system of beams, axles, gear wheels and connectors that enable more complex Lego builds.
This life-sized model is one half passion project by the brand’s creative team, and one half promotion for display at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix on 30 August.
Brainstorming for the project took flight in June 2017, with construction initiating in March 2018. In total, the team spent “over 13,000 work hours of development and construction.”
The automobile doesn’t solely comprise Lego though. Certain parts including its steel frame, battery pair, 3D-printed gears, and real Bugatti wheels make up this 1,500kg beast.
While it doesn’t keep pace with the actual Bugatti Chiron that can clock up to 250mph, Lego managed to hit 13mph inside the video featured directly below, and notes that in theory, it can hit 19mph.
For those keen on their own Bugatti Chiron build, Lego is selling a 3,599-piece kit that will let you develop a 1:8 scale replica model.
[via TechCrunch, video via LEGO, images via LEGO Newsroom]
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