Published: Sun, June 03, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is 3,599 pieces of awesome

Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is 3,599 pieces of awesome

Few people are likely to be able to afford one of the 500 Bugatti Chirons destined to be built, however we're sure most will be able to scrape together the dollars required to purchase the new Lego Technic version of the French hypercar. For example, the new Lego Chiron has an active rear wing and the detailed W16 engine has moving pistons.

Like the real Chiron, the Lego version is a complicated bit of kit.

That gave rise to Lego Technic, a range of purpose-built kits containing all the bricks and components necessary to build a specific model, usually with a number of custom parts, for doors that would open and steering that would steer, to make the model unique. Then you'll likely be excited to know that Lego has released a 1:8 scale replica model of the sports auto that's available right now for £330. The key also enables you to switch the active rear wing from the handling (maximum downforce) to the top speed (minimum drag) position. That's actually not too bad when you consider the size of this set and all of the features that LEGO baked in. A classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme reflects the brand's signature color, and a set of cool stickers for additional detailing adds the final touch to this exclusive model! Heck, there's even an eight-speed gearbox with a movable paddle gearshift.

The Danish toymaker has gone to great lengths to preserve numerous hypercar's distinctive traits, including the horseshoe grille, the signature curved line on the side, ten-spoke wheels with low-profile tyres (achieved using overlapping wheels), disc brakes, the single beam tail light and an active rear wing. As a bonus, buyers also receive a comprehensive construction guide that doubles as a coffee table-style collector's booklet.

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Includes a unique serial number located beneath the hood.

For the project, LEGO had to develop parts it never used before, like the overlapping rims on the wheels and a disc brake to connect the rims to the chassis.

Another authentic Bugatti Chiron element is the inclusion of a stylish Bugatti overnight bag.

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