30 August, 2018

LEGO Create Lifesize Bugatti Chiron

Yes, it's real, it works and yes... it's real. 

This design is phenomenal. This easily trumps that Death Star you made when you were younger or that IKEA wardrobe you made by yourself.

This is the pinnacle of design. Forget Formula 1 cars or your bespoke Starbucks order. Creating a 1:1 model of a Bugatti Chiron out of LEGO is surely a feat which is up there with the best. 

Not only did the talented design team of LEGO create the car but, you can drive it! Not at the reported 250mph speed of its inspiration but this car illustrates human endeavour, ability and determination at its finest.

Here's the story behind the LEGO Bugatti Chiron.

The Team

If you think the Fast and Furious team are good, you clearly don't know about the LEGO Technic team.

The LEGO Technic Design team are responsible for the advanced LEGO models you see at LEGO stores and at LEGOLAND parks. After they constructed a miniature Bugatti Chiron, they got curious. 

They created a team of 16 specialists and after more than 13,400 hours, the car was made real! 

The planning started in June 2017 before its construction started in March 2018.

Trivia - It takes 6 months, 1800 parts 20 people to create the actual Bugatti Chiron.

Facts and Figures about the LEGO Bugatti Chiron

To give you an idea of what you're looking at then check out these stats.

  • 1,000,000+ LEGO Technic elements.
  • 339 types of different LEGO Technic elements.
  • Weight: 1,500kg.
  • 58 custom-built elements.

The Test

After the car was constructed, it was tested on the same track used by Bugatti.

Although you won't call upon the 1,500 horses in the quad-turbocharged W16 engine in the real one, the LEGO car was clocked at 13mph. 

Even though 13mph is less than well... anything, the 'engine' is made out of LEGO parts! And quite a lot of them:

  • 2,304 LEGO Power Functions motors.
  • 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels.
  • 2,016 LEGO Technic cross axles. 

This all came together to move an object which weighs 1,500kg - THAT is an achievement in itself.

To get a greater insight into the car, check out this making of video by PowerPlay HK

Final Words

For over 35 years, LEGO Technic has enabled us to reach new levels of creativity. 

This Bugatti goes beyond anything made with LEGO and acts as a precursor for more. 

If you want to replicate this feat then based on retail prices, you're looking at over £55,000.

The entire car isn't completely LEGO because a steel frame was put in place to maintain the weight of the car.

The Vehicle was displayed during the F1 Fan Festival in Milan which kicked off the 2018 Italian F1 Grand Prix weekend.

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Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO
Bugatti Chiron Created with 1,000,000 Pieces of LEGO