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Bugatti Chiron made with a million LEGO bricks and 2,300 toy motors with a top speed of 18mph


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LEGO have built a working model of the world’s fastest car out of more than a million bricks and 2,300 toy motors to recreate the Bugatti Chiron.

Apart from the steel frame the life-size replica is made entirely out of interlocking LEGO or LEGO Technic pieces.

This includes working head and tail lights, doors that open and close, a lavishly detailed interior with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter, seats, brake pedal, and mirrors.

LEGO built the working life-size model of the world’s fastest car – the Bugatti Chiron – out of more than a million bricks and 2,300 toy motors

LEGO had to manufacture specially make 56 new parts for this project, which took over 13,400 man-hours to complete

LEGO had to manufacture specially make 56 new parts for this project, which took over 13,400 man-hours to complete

The stunning blue design ‘pushed the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible’, the company said, and can even be built at home.

It costs $350, weighs 1,500kg and can accelerate to a top speed of 12mph with 5.3 horsepower – whereas the real version can hit 261mph, reach 60mph in 5.2 seconds, has 1,479 hp and costs around $3 million.

To get the colours right, LEGO even had to manufacture 56 new parts for this build, which took over 13,400 man-hours to finish. 

LEGO started making the model in September last year, after months of planning, and only finished it a few months ago.

The LEGO model costs $350, weighs 1,500kg and can accelerate to a top speed of 12mph with 5.3 horsepower, whereas the real version can hit 261mph, reach 60mph in 5.2 seconds, has 1,479 hp and costs around $3 million

The LEGO model costs $350, weighs 1,500kg and can accelerate to a top speed of 12mph with 5.3 horsepower, whereas the real version can hit 261mph, reach 60mph in 5.2 seconds, has 1,479 hp and costs around $3 million

The LEGO replica comes with fully working head and tail lights, doors that open and close, a detailed interior with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter, seats, brake pedals and functioning mirrors

The LEGO replica comes with fully working head and tail lights, doors that open and close, a detailed interior with a steering wheel, dashboard, gear shifter, seats, brake pedals and functioning mirrors

LEGO started making the model in September last year, after months of planning, and only finished it a few months ago

LEGO started making the model in September last year, after months of planning, and only finished it a few months ago

Two passengers can sit in the full functioning car, which has no glue used in its pain-staking production. 

The Danish toy company based in Billund said the model is powered exclusively by using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform and contains 2,304 motors and 2,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels.

Lena Dixen, senior vice president of product and marketing at the LEGO Group said: ‘Our Technic designers and the engineers from the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic, the place which also builds the impressive models for LEGO Stores and LEGOLAND parks, have done an amazing job both at recreating the Chiron’s iconic shapes and making it possible to drive this model.

‘It’s a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention.’  

Stores and parks will feature the exciting design for viewers to see in person and it will be officially unveiled first at the Grand Prix Forumla 1 race in Monza in Italy on Sunday.

At the IAA show in Frankfurt last year, Bugatti announced that the Chiron broke the record for the fastest zero to 249–0 mph by completing it in 41.96 seconds in just two miles while former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheel.

Previously the toy company made a 5.3 million piece X-wing fighter from the Star Wars film franchise and placed it in Times Square, New York.   

Two passengers can sit in the full functioning LEGO  car, which is only made from the Danish toy company's bricks, except for a steel frame

Two passengers can sit in the full functioning LEGO  car, which is only made from the Danish toy company’s bricks, except for a steel frame

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