Lego built a 1:1 scale model of a Bugatti Chiron -- and it hit a top speed of 20km/h

Picture: Lego/YouTube

Lego has completed a full-size replica of one of the world’s most advanced and desirable sports car, the Buggatti Chiron. And you can drive it.

Former Le Man race driver Andy Wallace did, albeit a bit slower than the real thing’s electronically-limited 420km/h.

Wallace hit 20km/h at Volkswagen’s test track facility in Ehra Lessien, Germany.

You should still be impressed. He was driving more than a million pieces of plastic stuck together by hand and yes, the 1:1 model is powered entirely by Lego motors. 2,304 of them, actually:

And no glue.

Designer Aurelien Rouffiange, who has the world’s best job, struck out on the journey after successfully building a 1:8 scale model a couple of months ago.

He put together a specialist team of 16 builders and all up, they spent 13,438 work hours building the Chiron at the Lego facility in Kladno, Czech Rebuplic.

Picture: Lego/YouTube

The Lego Chiron delivered an impressive estimated torque of 92 Nm and a total of 3.95kW – about 1114.65 short of the real thing.

Wallace still wore a helmet. And he knows he hit 20km/h, because the speedo works.

Seriously, this is an amazing piece of design and construction. Here are more of the official Lego specs:

  • 339 types of Lego Technic elements used
  • Total weight: 1500kg
  • Engine contains 2304 Lego Power Functions motors, 4032 Lego Technic gear wheels, and 2016 Lego Technic cross axles
  • And functional rear spoiler:

It will be official unveiled later today at the practice session for the Monza Grand Prix in Italy.

Watch the test drive in action here:

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