Lego decided to put its newest line of blocks to the test, constructing a life-size copy of the Bugatti Chiron supercar exclusively out of Lego Technic pieces, and Thursday, it proved it can actually drive.
The Lego Chiron has a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour compared to the real thing’s 261, The Verge reported Thursday. The Lego version is roughly 1,000 pounds lighter than the market version, though, and is powered by 2,304 electric Lego engines producing a little over 5 horsepower. The real Chiron boasts 1,476 horsepower and can go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds.
Real Chirons are built by hand by a team of 20 people over the course of six months, costing $2.6 million. The Lego version requires more than a million pieces, and those pieces grant an impressively accurate copy. The replica sports working doors, brakes, lights, a steering wheel, an extendable rear spoiler and even a working Lego speedometer. (RELATED: Study Says Teslas Are Just As Dirty As Gas And Diesel)
“Lego is full of petrolheads,” project manager Lukás Horák told BBC’s “Top Gear.” “As fans of cars, we were really amazed that we were even able to do a Bugatti. It’s a dream come true.”
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