I will never own a Bugatti Chiron, few of us will. Bugatti will only build 500 Chirons total, and each one costs several million dollars. Luckily for us normal folks, there is a way to build your own Chiron and it will only cost $350.
LEGO’s last big automotive release, the Porsche GT2 RS ($300), was very impressive, incorporating all sorts of new parts and building techniques to deliver a model representative of the real thing. The new LEGO Bugatti Chiron model builds on everything that made the Porsche release great.
The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is 22 inches long and made up of 3,599-pieces, it’s a 1:8 scale replica model that packs in a bunch of really cool details and a load of working parts. Details include an 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift, an active rear wing that can be moved with a speed key, spoked rims with low-profile tires, and a detailed W16 engine with moving pistons.
The model is finished in Bugatti’s signature two-tone blue and each one has a unique serial number and an overnight bag stored under the hood (yes it comes with a tiny model suitcase). It arrives in a collector’s box with a coffee table-style instruction booklet. $350 isn’t cheap but LEGO is doing a really good job of blurring the line between toy and collector model.