Saturday, September 1, 2018

Life-Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

Life-Size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Can Accelerate to Over 20km/h

The non-glued, fully-functional and self-propelled LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron fits two passengers inside and can accelerate to over 20km/h! It 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 body of the life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is built of interconnected triangular segments made into a LEGO Technic ‘fabric’ designed to copy the iconic shapes of the original Chiron. Every single detail of the original car, like seats, dashboard and the steering wheel, has been carefully and precisely recreated in LEGO Technic elements. Fitted with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and brake pedal, all fully functional and built of LEGO Technic elements, the model is a dream come true for any LEGO fan. Building it required the use of 339 types of LEGO Technic elements, and over 13,000 work hours of development and construction.
To prove that the car will work just as good as it looks, LEGO Technic took it for a spin on the same German track where Bugatti do their testing. Ehra Lessien, a unique facility built to handle speed, is the same place where the real Chiron was first tested. Andy Wallace, former racing driver with multiple wins of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, as well as many other races, was the driver behind the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.
The LEGO model, of course, can’t match the original Bugatti Chiron’s whopping 420 km/h speed, the LEGO Technic’s power function motors have managed the impressive performance to propel it to a little over 20km/h.

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