The people at Lego seem to have a passion for superbiles. Lego unveiled a lifestyle McLaren 720S made of 280,000 bricks at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now Lego follows it with a Bugatti Chiron model, which is not only a lifestyle but also portable. It is making its public debut at Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza on 30 August.
Bugatti is made of over 1 million Lego Technic pieces, and took over 13,000 working hours to build, according to Lego. It is powered by electric motors from the Lego Power Function toy line. These engines are not meant to be so great, so do not expect to be fired into a true Chiron 8.0-liter quad turbocharged W16 engine. Even with 2,304 engines coupled to 4,032, the Lego Chiron has only 5.3 horsepower and 67.8 pounds of torque compared to 1
While Lego's non-propelled McLaren 720S was significantly heavier than the real car, 1.6-ton Lego Chiron could actually be a little lighter than the real article. Nevertheless, we do not expect the Lego car to match Bugatti's performance requirements for the real Chiron. The car manufacturer has promised 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds, and a peak speed high enough to secure the title of the world's fastest production vehicle.
It can not be able to move fast (top speed is 12.4 mph), but it can run like a real car. It has a complete interior – including seats and a steering wheel – made entirely by Lego. Outer skin is made of triangular elements that are associated with imitating a smooth surface, at least when seen from a distance. The car also has sports light, rear spoiler and a speedometer.
To prove that the Chiron copy is not just static screen, Lego took it to Volkswagen's Ehra Lessien Test Track in Germany, where the real Chiron was developed. At the wheel was 24 hours with Le Mans winning racing driver and Bugatti brand ambassador Andy Wallace.
"Driving Lego Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed," Wallace said in a statement. "Over the years, I could never have imagined that one day I would drive a Lego car!"
Do not expect Lego to start selling Chiron sets in life anytime, but the company offers a 1/8 scale version that sells for $ 350. Bugatti just revealed a sharper, reengined version of Chiron called Divo; We expect it will not last long before the car is restored in Lego as well.