Just a few months ago, Bugatti and Lego teamed up to create a Technic kit of the Chiron hypercar. Now, they’ve gone above and beyond to create a full-size Chiron out of over 1 million LEGO Technic pieces. What’s more, this replica Bugatti can actually be driven. Seriously.
Powering this LEGO Chiron is a drivetrain that consists of 2,304 LEGO Power Function motors that utilize 4,032 Technic gear wheels. When this powered on, by what I assume is a flick of a switch, it’s capable of producing 5.3 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque. Combine that kind of power with its weight of 3,300 lbs and you have the recipe for some serious… movement.
Alright, so it’s not fast, but what did you expect? It’s made of LEGO pieces and has a very unfavorable power-to-weight ratio. The fact that it can drive is maddening. In fact, Andy Wallace, the former racing driver that’s won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona multiple times, took the replica for a spin. Wallace managed to hit a top speed of 12.4 mph. That’s actually quite surprising.
“Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” said Wallace. “All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a LEGO car!”
Photos by Max Earey