For the low, low price of $599.99
Bugatti has become the latest manufacturer to team up with Lego for a brick-by-brick recreation of its car. Made up of 3599 pieces, the 1:8 Chiron model features a number of working, mechanical elements.
Measuring 14cm tall, 56cm long and 25cm wide, building the toy Chiron won’t be the work of a moment. The wheels are spoked, there’s an active rear wing and the W16 engine actually has moving pistons. It presumably doesn’t make the same crazy 1103kW and 1600Nm as the actual car, nor a 1:8 scale 138kW and 200Nm.
Only the classic blue/blue Bugatti paint combination is offered, along with a choice of stickers to personalise the exterior.
Behind the wheel, ‘drivers’ will be able to enjoy a working eight-speed Lego Technic paddle-shift gearbox, and there’s a slot for a ‘speed key’ to turn the active rear wing from downforce to top-speed mode.
Under the bonnet, there’s a unique serial number and a Lego version of the leather Bugatti overnight bag available to real Chiron owners. Along with the regular build instructions, there’s a coffee table book in the box for true brick-based Bugatti enthusiasts.
“Thanks to their proven design and technology expertise, the Lego Group and Bugatti are the epitomes of their brand segments,” said Bugatti president, Stephan Winkelmann.
“The Lego Technic model of the Bugatti Chiron is an expression of a perfect relationship. I am impressed at the precision and refinement with which our super sports car has been translated into the LEGO world and I am sure that fans of both LEGO bricks and Bugatti will love this product.”
The Chiron joins the Porsche GT3 RS, Caterham 620R, McLaren 720S and Volkswagen Beetle in the Lego line-up. They’re all different sizes, and aimed at different ages, but the appeal is the same.
Oh, and if you’re absolutely desperate to one-up all of them, you could try this. The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron costs $599.99.
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