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Lego Bugatti Chiron Photo: Supplied
Lego Bugatti Chiron Photo: Supplied
 
 
Alexandra Lawrence | Sep, 03 2018 | 0 Comments

It might be the slowest version of the world’s fastest production car, but Lego has created a life-sized Bugatti Chiron.

Making its debut at the Italian Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend, the 1.5-tonne model took over 13,000 hours to develop and construct.

Over 1,000,000 Lego Technic elements make up the model that’s powered exclusively by 2304 motors from Lego’s Power Function platform.

It produces a theoretical 4kW and an estimated 92Nm of torque, reaching speeds a little over 20km/h.

It has a rear spoiler, headlights, taillights, detachable steering wheel, brake pedal and even a fully-functioning speedometer - all made using Lego Technic elements.

The Lego Technic Chiron was first tested in Germany, at the same unique facility the real Bugatti Chiron was tested.

Andy Wallace, multiple winner of Le Mans, was the test pilot for both the Lego Technic Chiron and the real thing, and says he was immediately impressed by it’s accuracy.

“From about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a Lego car,” says Wallace.

A long list of firsts for Lego went into this model, including the first large-scale moving model using Lego Technic bricks and elements and its first non-glued model of such complexity.

The only non-Lego parts on the Lego Chiron are the genuine Bugatti wheels and emblem.

 
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