Friday Funny: Life Size Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI believe that by now most of you should know that I love Lego. I have always had Lego in my life as a kid and also as an adult.

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. 🙂


James Bond Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns, rolling number plates, car phone, hidden tracking computer, bulletproof shield and a working ejector seat.


Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron with four wheel drive, steering, 8 speed flappy paddle sequential gearbox, forward/neutral/reverse gears, W16 engine and moveable rear spoiler.

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:

Now where could I store this full size model?

Enjoy

David

03-Sep-2018: Added links for other related articles.

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