Lego Group has built a life-size model of the Bugatti Chiron with only Lego Technic and a huge amount of patience.
The car contains more than one million pieces of Lego Technic, with 2,304 engines and 4,302 gears. It does not only look impressive, the model can hold two passengers and runs at speeds of more than 20 km / h (although the seats may be a bit heavy).
The outside of the car is a skin & # 39; made of thousands of interconnected triangular pieces, and the interior is a faithful replica of the original, up to the instruments on the instrument panel and the Bugatti logo on the detachable steering wheel. There is no glue involved.
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Designers and engineers from Lego's plant in the Czech Republic invested more than 13,000 hours in the design and construction of the car, which made its debut on the test site of Ehra-Lesein in Germany, where the actual Chiron was first tested.
"This life-size model is a first in so many ways and we wanted to push the boundaries of our own imagination," says Lena Dixen, president of product and marketing at Lego Group.
"For more than 40 years, Lego Technic has allowed fans of all ages to test their creativity with a building system that challenges them to go beyond just creating new designs, and also developing new features."
"It is a fascinating example of the Lego Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention."
The life-sized Chiron is slightly more than the budgets of most enthusiasts, but Lego also makes a miniature replica of the car that you can build at home.