Lego built a life-size Bugatti Chiron you can drive

Bugatti Chiron and the LEGO Technic version

Bugatti Chiron and the LEGO Technic version

It is the first of it's kind, using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform.

It tops out at just 12 miles per hour, and its motors generate a total of 5.3 horsepower, a far cry from the 1,479 horses that an actual Chiron makes, but I don't care.

Danish toymaker Lego announced Thursday that it has built a full-scale model of the $3 million Bugatti Chiron hypercar, and that it's the first life-size, fully-drivable Lego vehicle.

The full-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron.

Lego employed the team at its Kladno facility in the Czech Republic for the build; designers who specialise in creating complex models for Lego stores and Legoland theme parks around the world.

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly
Lego Built a Full-Size Bugatti Chiron That Actually Drives

LEGO has just gone above and beyond with what you can actually build with its LEGO Technic elements.

The Lego car's top speed is rather more modest than the production Chiron's mark of 420kph - it will manage about 20kph - but it can still carry two passengers.

Every detail is impeccable, from the clusters of LED headlamps, wrapped in new transparent Technic bricks, to the retractable rear spoiler out back.

The $3 million Bugatti Chiron is the kind of sports auto that makes gearheads swoon. LEGO, you have truly outdone yourselves with this build.

Lego's latest creation was unveiled today in Monza, Italy as part of the lead-up to Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix race on Sunday, with British racing driver Andy Wallace behind the wheel. "It's a fascinating example of the LEGO Technic building system in action and its potential for creative reinvention", said Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group. From afar, the cars look eerily similar, perhaps only the "skin" structure of the Lego Technic pieces gives the Lego Chiron away.

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