Driveable Lego Bugatti Chiron makes UK debut

A Bugatti Chiron created entirely from Lego bricks has made its UK debut in London this week.

The driveable model, which is made up of 1,000,000 individual pieces, was joined at the launch at H.R Owen’s dealership in Mayfair by a real-life Chiron.

Though the production Bugatti is capable of hitting a 261mph top speed, its model stablemate delivers a somewhat slower figure of 18mph – partly because of its robust 1.5-tonne weight.

After making its debut, the Lego Chiron will be embarking on a tour of three further locations throughout the UK.

Built over 13,000 man hours, the Lego Bugatti features a functional speedometer built entirely from Lego pieces, and even incorporates a functioning rear spoiler. An incredible 2,304 Lego motors have been used in order to get the car moving, too.

Lena Dixen, senior vice-president of product and marketing for the Lego Group, said: “This life-size model is a first of its kind in so many ways, and with it we wanted to push the boundaries of our own imagination.

“For over 40 years, Lego Technic has allowed fans of all ages to test their creativity with a building system that challenges them to go beyond just creating new designs – to also engineer new functions. It’s a fascinating example of the Lego Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention.”

There are no plans to put the scale model into production – though those wanting to recreate it could theoretically head to a Lego shop and buy the pieces to construct it.

The Lego Bugatti Chiron will be at Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush tomorrow, followed by Westfield Stratford on November 3 and finally Bluewater Shopping Centre on November 8.


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