Over the past few months, a team at Lego has been building a full-scale model of a Bugatti Chiron supercar using Lego Technics pieces (aside from the wheels which are actual Bugatti Chiron, tires, and a few other key components).
The look of the car is impeccable, it looks like a knit version of the Chiron. The truly impressive thing, though, is that the car actually drives, powered by an electric engine made up of over 2300 Power Function motors.
There are over 1,000,000 Lego Technic parts used. It weighs 3,300 pounds and is fitted with an engine capable of generating 5.3 horsepower and around 100 pound-feet of torque. While the actual non-Lego Chiron will hit 260 miles per hour, Wallace managed 12 mph in the Lego car.
The model is the first large scale movable construction developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 tonnes car is generating 5.3 horse power and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.
The doors open and close, the spoiler moves up and down, the headlights work, and the all-Lego speedometer works. And I thought my Lego Bugatti Chiron was cool…