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Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron FULL SIZE!!

This has to be THE most amazing thing built with Lego ever! IT DRIVES!!!


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  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Indeed! It surpasses the old air powered LEGO car. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    The tyres and rims don't look very LEGO / Technic.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,907
    The article says they're not... so it's not entirely LEGO!
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,035
    I agree; it's really beautiful. I love the beehive type of shell they did on the outside.
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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,138
    As there's no real way to make a road going tyre out of smaller elements and there is no way that a LEGO built wheel would hold the air or take the strain of the tyre beading , I think they deserve a pass with those, especially as the rest of the car really is a work of art. 

    Most if not all full size scale builds have non-LEGO elements in the build (the size of the metal framework that went into the full sized X-Wing was mahoosive).

    I would love to see a full length video going through the design and engineering stages to see how they came up with the final designs for structuring the bodywork and retaining the shape of the car, as well as what compromises had to be made with real world parts to make it a running car (like the wheels and tyres and the chain drive and sprockets in the engine). 

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  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,343
    Gizmodo has some better pictures of the build here, including one showing part of the metal frame. Looks fairly minimal as far as metal frames for such massive builds goes!
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,994
    edited August 2018
    Was watching the video on YouTube this afternoon with my son, amazing! Cool to see how the used Lego motors too.
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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,138
    @stlux
    Thanks for the link, some impressive facts and figures in that article.
    Can't believe how many motors went into it (2304 for those who haven't looked).
    The logistics in connecting that lot together, with enough torque to move the bulk of the car without shredding gears or twisting axles is a seriously impressive feat of engineering.

    Probably the most impressive thing I've ever seen built in LEGO.
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  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 936
    edited August 2018
    They said at least 90% lego.  

    https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/technic/bugatti-chiron/build-for-real

    I think one of the coolest part is the use of the power functions for the engine!
    FowlerBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,907
    Brickfan's article says, "...Bugatti Chiron that is made entirely out of LEGO Technic elements..."
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 936
    If you watch the video (the 12 min one on the lego site), they place a steel frame in it.  
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,311
    edited August 2018
    If you watch the video (the 12 min one on the lego site), they place a steel frame in it.  
    And of course, the wheels, tires, and chain drive are not LEGO.
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  • blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 132
    I enjoyed watching the official video, but did Andy Wallace really need to wear a helmet?
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,907
    For the first test drive? Of course! What if the whole thing vibrated itself apart? At 18 mph, you could really knock your head.
    FowlerBricks
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,678
    Plus, without a helmet, he couldn't have done the dramatic 'flip the visor down slowly' XD
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    One of the best take home bits for me (something that might actually be useful to me) is the powered "screwdriver" they use. I presume this can be purist LEGO  and might have a go at making one.
    drdavewatford
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,343
    edited September 2018
    It's going on tour: after Monza and Milan it makes stops in
    17.09. – 20.09. Oberhausen (Centro)
    20.09. – 23.09. Düsseldorf (Schadowplatz)
    28.09. – 29.09. München (Airport)
    30.09. – 14.10. Paris (Motor Show)
    18.10. – 24.10. Utrecht (LEGO World)
    30.10. – 11.11. UK (not specified where)
    16.11. – 06.12. Wolfsburg (Autostadt)
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