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Bugatti and Lego unveil full-size, drivable Chiron

Million-piece model features 2,304 electric motors and a moveable rear wing

Bugatti and Lego have teamed up to create a one-off, drivable model of the £2.1m Chiron hypercar. 

Built from more than a million Lego Technic pieces, the full-size model took nearly 13,500 hours to put together by hand and weighs around 1.5 tonnes. 

Unlike the one-eighth scale model launched by the two companies in June, which costs £329.99 and comprises 3,599 pieces, the full-size version features working head and taillights, a functioning speedometer and a set of pedals, says Motor1

It also has an engine, too, although it’s not quite as powerful as the real car’s 1,479bhp 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 motor. 

The model is equipped with a staggering 2,304 of Lego’s electric motors, producing a total power output of just 5.2bhp and 68lb ft of torque, according to Top Gear

Although the real car is four-wheel drive, the two companies opted for a rear-wheel drive set-up for the Lego version owing to a lack of space needed to send power to the front axle, the motoring site says. 

Only 10% of the car’s components are not made of Lego, the Daily Mirror says. These include the official Bugatti Chiron wheels, tyres, front badge and the driveshaft that connects the Lego motors to the rear wheels. 

The two firms even used Lego Technic parts for structural reinforcement, meaning that no pieces are held together with glue or tape, the newspaper says.

The cabin, meanwhile, has also been fully replicated to match the road car. There’s enough space inside for two occupants, with two replica sports seats and a tan-coloured dashboard all made from Lego. 

And to top it all off, the model features the same electronically operated rear wing as its £2.1m sibling. 

Unfortunately, the Lego Chiron is a bespoke project and isn’t expected to make production. 

But those wanting a piece of Lego’s Bugatti can order one of the limited-edition Technic Chiron models from Amazon, which The Sunday Times says only takes around 24 hours to put together. 

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