Lego built a 1:1 scale Bugatti Chiron from its Technic partsAnd it's drivable!

There are over 1,000,000 Lego Technic parts used. If you pulled it all apart, you’d find 2,304 motors and 4,032 gears. This is a 1:1 scale Bugatti Chiron crafted from nothing but Lego Technic pieces, because the moto for Technic is Build it for Real!
So they did.
It weighs 3,300 pounds and is fitted with an engine capable of generating 5.3 horsepower and around 100 pound-feet of torque. Building the car was a challenge, but more challenging was the creation of the engine itself. But it all works and it’s drivable.
Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace climbs in, attaches the steering wheel, turns on the headlights, and even raises the rear wing. And then pilots along at… a pace he’s not quite used to, we imagine. While the actual non-Lego Chiron will hit 260 miles per hour, Wallace managed a still impressive 12 mph in the Lego car.
We can’t imagine how much it would cost to replicate the Chiron Technic build on the 1:1 scale. At 1:8 scale, however, the Lego Chiron kit will cost you $350. It packs a more manageable 3,599 pieces and still boasts moveable aero bits, paddle shifters, and even pumping pistons on the W16 engine.

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14 responses to “Lego built a 1:1 scale Bugatti Chiron from its Technic partsAnd it's drivable!”

  1. P161911 Avatar

    I would imagine that the 1:1 Lego Chiron cost about the same as the Bugatti Chiron. But the Lego one won’t depreciate as fast.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      I’m pretty sure that’s a Lambo, dude.

      1. GTXcellent Avatar

        It just never gets old

  2. nanoop Avatar

    Funny, I just tried to make a 944, but with the opposite goal: minimum number of bricks.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Minimum number of bricks for a 944:
      One brick. (unfortunately it was never actually referred to as the 944, but…)

      1. nanoop Avatar

        Oh, when searching the local equivalent of CL for P944-parts I do indeed encounter parts for the V944 (sedan). I’m in a weird spot though.

      2. Sjalabais Avatar

        One brick. There’s a varying degree of effort around, but the marketing effect of plopping out cars, preferably full scale, surely pays off.

      3. Zentropy Avatar

        It’s funny, because when my kids were younger and we were all-in for a rainy day of Legos-dumped-on-the-floor, I would routinely challenge them to build something recognizable with the fewest Lego pieces possible. I typically chose to create cars, but sometimes ovens, telephones, etc. It was always more of a challenge to build with fewest, vs. unlimited, pieces.

  3. Zentropy Avatar

    Impressive, though the Top-Gear-ish music and camera shots, along with the Jeremy-Clarkson-like narrator, are a bit over the top.

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      They built a full scale Bugatti out of LEGO, and you’re saying the production of the 2 minute video is where it became “a little much”?

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        I actually agree on this. The pretentious voiceover cannot match the actual engineering, and what does commentary like “it just kept on going” even ad to such a video? A little less king-sized commentary with more tech insight and maybe a joke or two – e.g. about the shaky ride – would have made this more enjoyable.

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          ^^ This ^^

      2. Zentropy Avatar

        Yes, actually. The technical work was brilliant– especially creating a Lego “skin” that could conform to contours, the Lego suspension, motor, etc. The Top Gear imitation on the marketing end was just corny.

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    I’ll stick with the real Chiron. It won’t hurt as much if I walk on it in bare feet.