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Thursday, December 27, 2018

This Lego-made Bugatti Chiron replica also can be driven

For fans of toys, the Lego brand is definitely known as a toy manufacturer that forces you to think creatively. But what the Lego team did this time really exceeded the creative expectations of toy enthusiasts in general.
Full-scale and drivable of Bugatti Chiron hypercar replica made of over 1 millions Lego Technics elements including its engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
Back on Thursday, August 30, 2018, Lego announced through their social media account that they succeeded in creating a replica of the Bugatti Chiron, a hypercar that costs of US $2.6 million, with a comparison scale of 1:1, like the original.

Not only that, the Lego team also revealed that they also made these Lego Chiron drivable, by using an engine made of Lego Technic elements too. This engine is capable of producing 5.3 horsepower and on the test ride, it able to reach speeds of 19 kilometers per hour with an overall weight of 1.5 tons.
The Lego-made replica posed side by side with the real Bugatti Chiron hypercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
If you build the original car, you need about 20 people, within six months and 1,800 parts, but to build the Lego version you need more. 

Then the Lego-made Chiron was taken to the Volkswagen Ehra Lessien test tracks, the same place when Chiron was first tested. Behind the steering wheel, entrusted to Andy Walace, a Le Mans 24 Hours champion and also the Bugatti's brand ambassador. 
The functional instrument panel on dashboard and steering wheel of Lego-made Bugatti Chiron replica. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
"Driving this Lego Chiron is an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it. Years ago I couldn't imagine that one time I would drive a car from Lego," Wallace said as quoted of Top Gear.

Lego reveals that the manufacturing time is almost the same as the original car, only for parts of it more than 1 million parts of Lego Technic. It consists of 2,304 parts for the driving motor, 4,032 for the gears to drive the tires, and 2,016 for the axles.
On the test at the Volkswagen Ehra Lessien test tracks, the replica drove by the legend of Le Mans 24 Hours champion and also the Bugatti brand ambassador named Andy Wallace. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GzsEXh)
To make the Chiron replica as similar as possible to the original, Lego also makes the speedometer section, the rear wing all of which function. Doors, headlights, rear lights, steering wheel and brakes also work like the original car, except the throttle pedal is removed.
Lego uses the original tires and rims taken from the real Bugatti Chiron with additional frames made of steel to strengthen this replica. This Lego Chiron parts are connected without the use of glue and almost more than 90 percent of these Chiron replica car is actually made by using Lego. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS OSURCES | LEGO | TOP GEAR]
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