LEGO built a 1:1 version of the Bugatti Chiron made with LEGO Technic pieces, revealing it on August 30th, 2018 at the Grand Prix Formula 1 event in Monza, Italy. The life-size drivable LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron can fit two passengers and accelerate to over 20 kilometers per hour (12.43 miles per hour). Former racecar driver Andy Wallace demonstrates in the video above. From LEGO’s press release:

The model is the first large scale movable construction developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 tonnes car is generating 5.3 horse power and an estimated torque of 92 Nm…

Building it required the use of 339 types of LEGO Technic elements, and over 13,000 work hours of development and construction.




And while there’s “a minimal steel framework that also includes minimal non-Lego parts for the vehicle’s drivetrain,” via Gizmodo, there’s no glue holding it together.

Update: Go behind-the-scenes to see how LEGO engineers and the designers built 90% of the Bugatti Chiron with LEGO Technic elements over 13,000 astonishing hours of work.

This isn’t the only drivable LEGO car on this site. Next watch two videos about this full-sized LEGO car with an air-powered engine.

Bonus: LEGO Mindstorm mecanum wheel vehicles, building a prosthetic arm with parts from a LEGO Technic Air Race Jet, and how to build a huge LEGO house.

via Kottke.

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