Lego Technic reveals highly detailed 1:8 model of the Bugatti Chiron

By Rahul Kapoor | on June 2, 2018

You can now buy a 1:8 scale, highly detailed Lego set of the Bugatti Chiron with a working engine.

Lego Group and Bugatti have revealed a new scale model of the Bugatti Chiron. The model now available as a set from Lego and is priced at $349.99 (~Rs 23,445) on the American Lego website.

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The model is a re-imagination in 1:8th scale of the 1,500 horsepower hypercar by Lego Technic which includes 3,599 pieces and is claimed to be designed from ages 16 and above. The model itself is 14cm high, 56cm long and 25cm wide and is packed full of intricate details and immersive touches. It even includes an active aerodynamic rear wing, spoked rims with low-profile tires along with a detailed version of the W16 engine with all working pistons and an eight-speed gearbox. The doors on the model also open up to a highly meticulous cockpit with working paddle shifters and a working steering wheel bearing the iconic Bugatti emblem.

Like the life-size Chiron, it will also come with its own unique serial number stored under the hood to unlock special content on the Lego website. Additionally, Lego has even gone to the lengths to provide the speed key which in the real car enables you to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position. Under the hood of the car is also a Bugatti overnight bag designed to be as authentic to the real accessories offered by Bugatti. The model is finished in the same colour scheme that was worn by the Chiron when it was first revealed two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said: “I am very excited about this new model. Our LEGO designers have done an amazing job capturing the details of this iconic Bugatti design. It truly stands as a testament that with LEGO bricks you can build anything you can imagine and an example that with LEGO Technic™, you can build for real. It’s a huge model that I can’t wait to start building myself. I’ve always been passionate about engineering and this model’s details and design are truly fascinating.”

Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., said: “Thanks to their proven design and technology expertise, the LEGO Group and Bugatti are the epitomes of their brand segments. 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.

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