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Wanna go fast? Then Lego’s life-sized, drivable replica of a Bugatti Chiron isn’t for you. But it’s still a wildly impressive feat of engineering and, compared to the $2.6 million real thing, is priceless.
Lego debuted its creation on Thursday, wowing toy, car, and big toy car enthusiasts with the sheer amount of work and ingenuity that went into its production.
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— Homer J (@KpunToN00b) August 30, 2018
And just how Lego is the Lego Bugatti? The Verge reports that the Lego Chiron is made of more than 1 million Lego Technic pieces and weighs over 3,000 pounds. Most of it—90 percent—is made of toy pieces, including 4,032 gear wheels and 2,016 axles. Its speedometer, doors, headlights, taillights, steering wheel, and brake pedal are all functional and made of Legos. Only the wheels and tires are Bugatti, and there are some steel reinforcements, but not a drop of glue.
Its motor, also made of Legos, generates 5.3 horsepower, and in tests runs the car reached just over 12 miles per hour (despite having no acceleration pedal). In theory, it could reach up to 18 mph. Like the real Bugatti, which takes 20 people and 1,800 parts, the Lego version took six months to build.
For a full rundown of how the Lego Bugatti’s specs compare to the real thing, head over to the Verge.
H/T the Verge
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.