LEGO builds Bugatti Chiron from 1,000,000+ LEGO Bricks

LEGO just created a full-scale, drivable replica of the $3,000,000 Bugatti Chiron, and it’s probably the most amazing LEGO creation ever made. In total, over 1 million LEGO Technic pieces were used, adding to a weight of 1,500 kg (about 3,300 lbs). There were more than 13,000 man-hours put into the creation, with the most impressive aspect of the car being the engine sitting under the hood.

LEGO Builds Bugatti Chiron From 1,000,000+ LEGO Bricks
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First of its kind in many ways:

• First fully-functional self-propelled life-size LEGO TECHNIC car
• First non-glued LEGO TECHNIC model of such complexity
• First large model powered using LEGO TECHNIC power function motors
• First large-scale moving model using LEGO TECHNIC bricks & elements
• First time to create new types of transparent LEGO TECHNIC bricks
• First time to create load bearing parts build purely out of LEGO TECHNIC bricks & elements. …using 58 types of TECHNIC custom-made elements

The LEGO Bugatti Chiron engine

2,304 LEGO Power Functions motors were put together, generating around 5,3 horsepower and an estimated torque of 92 Nm that could allow the vehicle to hit about 18 miles per hour. “Months of development and testing came to a head in June on the Ehra Lessien test track outside Wolfsburg, Germany – the same track where the original Bugatti Chiron was tested – when we found out if the car would actually drive,” LEGO wrote. “We were even more excited when Bugatti’s official test driver and former Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace, agreed to test drive the Technic version of the Chiron on its first drive.”

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LEGO Builds Bugatti Chiron From 1,000,000+ LEGO Bricks
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Facts and numbers: 

• Over 1,000,000 LEGO elements in total
• 339 types of LEGOTECHNICelements used
• No glue used in the assembly
• Total weight: 1500 kg
• Engine contains:
2,304 LEGO Power Function Motors
4,032 LEGOTECHNICgear wheels
2,016 LEGOTECHNICcross axles
• Theoretical performance of 5.3 HP
• Estimated Torque of 92 Nm
• Functional rear spoiler (using both LEGO Power Functions and Pneumatics)
• Functional speedometer built entirely from LEGOTECHNICelements
• 13,438-man hours used on development and construction
• The model comes with real Bugatti Chiron wheels and emblem

LEGO Builds Bugatti Chiron From 1,000,000+ LEGO Bricks
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LEGO Builds Bugatti Chiron From 1,000,000+ LEGO Bricks
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