COMFORTABLY in time for the festive season, Lego has unveiled the gift that should feature on every car enthusiast’s Christmas wishlist: a 1:8-scale Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron set.
As expected from a kit that’s made up of 3,599 pieces, the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron has many intricate systems under its interlocking brick body — with many mirroring features from the real car. There’s F1-style double wishbone suspension all-round, for example, and shifter paddles operate the eight-speed transmission.
Perhaps the coolest Bugatti Chiron detail captured in the Lego Technic model, though, is the movable rear wing. As well as having ‘handling’ and ‘top speed’ modes, the rear wing can even be retracted with a special key.
Don’t waste your time looking for a slot next to the Lego Chiron’s driver’s seat, though: the key hole for the rear wing is under the nearside rear wheel arch.
Despite the obvious limitations that come with using Lego parts, the Bugatti Chiron kit also does a good job of capturing the look of the road car. The resemblance is particularly accurate at the rear, and even the interior is recognisable as being based on the 261mph hypercar’s.
Some words of warning, though. At 56 cm long and 25cm wide, this Bugatti Chiron set is one of the largest Lego Technic car models ever produced, so you’ll need plenty of spare space if you want to showcase it. At nearly 3kg in weight, the Lego Technic Bugatti’s a bit of a porker for a Lego kit too.
Being priced at £329.99 on the official Lego store, the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron admittedly isn’t the most affordable Lego set on the market.
You can look at it this way, though: with Bugatti Chiron road car prices starting at £2.5m, you could buy over 7,500 Lego Bugattis for the price of one full-sized Chiron.