LEGO has revealed a life-size TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron at the Italian Monza Grand Prix yesterday.
The car is a real LEGO build made from the Danish companies TECHNIC pieces. Non-glued and fully functional it can take two passengers and with 5.3 horse power behind it can clock speeds of 20km/h.
The car combines a number of firsts for LEGO. Not only is it the most complex model ever created from Technics, it is the first large model powered using on Lego motors, the first large-scale moving model using LEGO TECHNIC pieces, the first time to create new types of transparent LEGO TECHNIC bricks, and the first time the company has created load-bearing parts built purely out of LEGO TECHNIC bricks & elements.
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. Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group
LEGO did admit that it had to create 58 TECHNIC custom-made elements to complete the build.
In total, the build used 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and weighted in 1.5 tonnes. Building it took over 13,000 work hours of development and construction
The car recreates the organic design lines of the iconic Bugatti Chiron and comes equiped with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and brake pedal, all fully functional.
The model is a dream come true for any LEGO fan.
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