Lego Technic has made it possible for toy and car aficionados to recreate replicas of awesome rides like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Aston Martin DB5, and even the Bugatti Chiron. It seems, however, that the toy maker isn’t content with just scale models as of late. Proof of this is this life-sized replica of the Chiron.
Using over 1 million Lego Technic pieces, the plastic Chiron can actually be mistaken for the real thing when seen from afar. Every detail of the exterior as well as various interior bits are exact copies of the real deal. Yet this is a Lego Technic creation that was painstakingly put together over a span of 13, 438 hours.
The result is a Bugatti Chiron with design details taken straight from the production version. There are front and rear lights, a speedometer, seats, and even a brake pedal. But the coolest part is that this Lego actually has an engine.
No, it unfortunately won’t come with the vaunted W16 motor that will propel the car to 420kph. It will, however, be powered by 2,304 motors, 2,016 cross axles, and 4,032 gears. All these combine to produce a healthy (for a toy car) 5.3hp and 92Nm of torque. This will bring the Lego Technic Chiron up to 20kph.
While these numbers may not be supercar figures by any stretch of the imagination, they do prove that with a lot of ingenuity, you can build something that not only looks strikingly like the real thing but can also be driven and is powered by its own steam.
Boy, where was this car when we were growing u?