Continuing the tradition of making miniatures of some of the world’s most remarkable automobile designs, LEGO and French car manufacturer Bugatti have teamed up to create one of the most complex block builds you’ll ever find: a 1:8 scale LEGO Bugatti Chiron. The stunning model measures 14cm high, 25cm wide, and is made up of 3,599 pieces which all play a part in crafting the car’s many features.
To begin with, the cockpit has an 8-speed gearbox with a movable gearshift and steering wheel.
Even the seats were recreated using different panel, beam, and tile LEGO blocks.
You can also insert a top speed key to switch the rear wing from a handling to a top speed position. The Chiron isn’t mechanically powered, but having an extra layer of detail helps you imagine your fantasies as you play with it.
Speaking of power, popping the car’s rear hood (it is a racecar, after all) allows you to access the recreated W16 engine made entirely out of LEGOs. Two crankshafts allow each of the 16 cylinders to be completely moveable, while the gearbox has enough space for eight functioning gears.
All this machinery connects to four low-profile tires which pull the car along. A mix of overlapping rims and a connecting disc break were used to create a low-profile illusion for the tires, while the car’s four-wheel drive and suspension functions make their transition to the LEGO world pretty smoothly.
While the model kit is significantly cheaper than a real Bugatti Chiron, it still ranks up there among the costliest LEGO sets at $349.99. Whether you want to dive right into this behemoth build or not, you can ogle all you want over at LEGO.