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Lego replica Bugatti Chiron runs at top speed of 28.97 kph

01 September, 2018, 20:07 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly

It's packed with 2304 motors and 4032 Lego Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 ton auto is generates about 3.8kW and an estimated torque of 92Nm.

Of course, that means its performance is a little limited, especially versus the real thing: the motors' 68 lb-ft of torque and 5.3 horsepower can only accelerate the auto up to 20 km/h.

"Equipped 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", Lego said in the statement.

Stores and parks will feature the exciting design for viewers to see in person and it will be officially unveiled first at the Grand Prix Forumla 1 race in Monza in Italy on Sunday.

A true Bugatti Chiron next to the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.

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Over 1 million pieces were used in assembling the 1.5-ton auto, and LEGO said its creators didn't use any glue. This incredible life-size, driveable auto!

According to the video, the vehicle is comprised of more than 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and tops out at a speed of more than 20 km per hour. There's over a million pieces of LEGO Technic in this life-sized Bugatti Chiron, as well as 2304 tiny LEGO electric motors allowing it to be actually driven to speeds of over 29km/h. "Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed". It's just about as one-to-one as you can get with building blocks.

LEGO made several firsts for this build.

Just to fathom the level of awesomeness this build has, here's a thing or two about it: two passengers can fit inside and it can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h (12.4 mph).

The company posted a video of the Lego Chiron crawling along the Ehra Lessien test track outside Wolfsburg, the same track where the original Chiron was tested. From about 20 meters away, he added, it's not obvious that you're looking at a Lego auto.

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