Lego Built a Full-Size Bugatti Chiron That Actually Drives

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly

A fully-functioning car has been built out of LEGO, and yes, you read that correctly

The end result took 16 designers and builders more than 13,000 man hours to design and construct, with more than 1 million individual Lego pieces used.

It's not anywhere near as fast as a real Chiron, of course - the Lego car's top speed is 20kph - but that's not bad considering Lego didn't drop in a combustion engine, or one from an existing electric auto.

LEGO has created a life-sized, fully functioning Chiron model using 1 million LEGO Technic pieces.

It will be showcased at this weekend's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Joking aside, the Lego Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron is a full-sized achievement.

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Bugatti's official test driver Andy Wallace was tapped to take the first LEGO Bugatti test drive. The rear spoiler, which deploys just like the one on the real Chiron, is also operated by a combination of motors and Lego Technik pneumatic pumps. The team used 339 types of Lego Technic elements, and even put some of them together using a special tool made out of Legos.

What mode of transportation should LEGO try to build next? But now, a team of ingenious and talented designers and engineers have gone above the call of duty, creating a full-size replica of the Chiron, made nearly entirely from LEGO Technic parts.

He added that driving the LEGO Chiron was "a great experience" and that he never thought that the day would come when he would drive a LEGO vehicle.

The Lego vehicle was put through its paces at Ehra Lessien in Germany, the same venue for the real Chiron's original testing.

LEGO made several firsts for this build. 'In fact, from about 20 metres away it's not obvious that you are looking at a Lego auto. "I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model".

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