In recent years I have used Lego Mindstorms to design and build robots to help me be a better robotics mentor for the school my son’s went to.
Even though both my sons have left the school for university, I still mentor for the robotics club and am also on the Robocup Junior Australia Western Australia committee.
Last month I decided to purchase a couple of limited edition classic Lego car models. The first non-robotics Lego purchase I have made for many years. I bought the classic James Bond Aston Martin DB5 & the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron 1/8 model and thoroughly enjoyed building them. The problem is now where do I store/display the models. No, my collection of over 180 dragon figurines is not getting moved to make space. 🙂
Anyhow, what prompted this article was that Lego have just announced that they have created a life size drivable Lego Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron. You have to watch the videos below, it is just amazing what they have done.
The Amazing Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron that DRIVES! (direct link)
See how it was made – The Amazing Life-Size LEGO Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron (direct link)
Here are some facts about the model (values in brackets for real car):
- Over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements in total
- 339 types of LEGO Technic elements used
- No glue used in the assembly
- Total weight: 1,500 kg / 3,306 lbs (1,996 kg / 4,400 lbs)
- Engine contains:
2,304 LEGO Power Functions motors
4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels
2,016 LEGO Technic cross axles
- Theoretical performance of 5.3 HP (1,479 HP)
- Estimated torque of 92 Nm (1,600 Nm)
- Top speed of 18 mph (261 mph)
- Functional rear spoiler (using both LEGO Power Functions and pneumatics)
- Functional speedometer built entirely from LEGO Technic elements
- 13,438 man hours used on development and construction
For more information see:
Other related articles:
- The Verge: Lego built a drivable Bugatti Chiron with over 1 million pieces
- Pickle: A bunch of geniuses made a working Bugatti Chiron out of Lego pieces
- The Next Web: Lego built a driveable Bugatti Chiron out of blocks, and it’s amazing
- TechCrunch: LEGO built a life size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces
- Engadget: This driveable Bugatti Chiron is made out of 1 million Lego blocks
- Tech Insider: Lego built a 1:1 scale model of a Bugatti Chiron — and it hit a top speed of 20km/h
- Drive: The slowest Bugatti Chiron
Now where could I store this full size model?
03-Sep-2018: Added links for other related articles.
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