A Completely Drivable Lego-Built Bugatti Chiron
September 7th, 2018
There have been several vehicles built entirely from Lego pieces. Everything from Ferraris to airplanes have been built but most of them aren't able to be driven. This Bugatti Chiron, though, definitely is drivable. There are over a million pieces of Lego Technic in this life-sized Bugatti Chiron, along with 2,304 tiny Lego electric motors that allow it to be actually driven to speeds of over 18 miles per hour.
Lego started the build back in September of 2017 and only finished it a few months ago. Surprisingly, there’s not a single drop of glue in the replica. In order to make it drivable on four wheels, and to properly support the weight of 1,500-pounds of plastic, a human driver, and a passenger, the vehicle is supported on a minimal steel framework that also includes minimal non-Lego parts for the vehicle’s drivetrain. But what about under the hood? Lego connected 2,304 of its Technic motors using 2,016 axle pieces, and 4,032 plastic gears, to create a functional electric motor that generates upwards of 5.3-horsepower.