If a real Bugatti Chiron sports car brings you $ 3 million, we can offer you this full-size, working Lego version, which only brings you back to a million (in Lego bricks).
At the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Monza, Italy, Lego unveiled a working sports car that came as close to Bugatti's original supercar as more than 1 million Lego Technic parts, more than 2,300 Lego engines, and 4,000 gears in the engine. It's almost as one-to-one as you can achieve with building blocks.
According to Lego, the 3,300-pound car can actually get you from point A to point B; A former racer took it for a test drive and pushed it to 12.4mph. Not fast, but still not bad as it is based on Lego. By comparison, a true Chiron reaches 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 260 mph.
The test drive with Andy Wallace took place in the German Ehra-Lessien plant, where the real Chiron was first tested.
The Lego Bugatti took more than 13,000 working hours to develop and, thanks to Lego's tireless efforts The driver and front passenger can sit comfortably in the vehicle. There's even a working brake pedal and a speedometer that shows how fast it works. The car is powered by two batteries, an 80-volt battery for the engine and a 12-volt battery for the steering and electronics inside the car, so there's no engine or shifter – but, hey, the lights work ,
The life-size car was built just months after Lego had shown its Bugatti Chiron kit in the summer of this year. But this tiny replica of $ 350 has not produced the 5.3 horsepower of her life-size big brother – impressive, as long as you do not compare it to the 1500 hp of the genuine Bugatti.