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Drivable Bugatti Chiron Built From Lego

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In this life-sized Bugatti Chiron, there’s over a million Lego pieces as well as 2,304 tiny Lego electric motors allowing it to be actually driven to speeds of over 18 miles per hour.

https://gizmodo.com/marvel-at-this-drivable-bugatti-chiron-built-from-a-mil-1828680513

Image credit from Lego
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The vehicle is supported on a minimal steel framework that includes minimal non-Lego parts for the vehicle’s drivetrain to be drivable and to support the weight of 1,500-pounds of plastic, a human driver, and a passenger. Everything rom working head and tail lights, to doors that open and close, to a lavishly detailed, blocky interior with a steering wheel, dashboard, shifter, seats, brake pedal, and mirrors is made from Lego bricks or Lego Technic pieces. To get the colors just right, Lego even had to manufacture 56 new parts for this build, which took over 13,400 man hours to complete. This replica has no glue at all.
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What do you think of this? Is this amazing or a total waste of time?
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Yes, it is very impressive to say the least. I am a Lego fan and I was amazed when I read and saw the video. Trying to see the good that has come out of this.
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This is so cool! You're never too old for Lego! I would love to own one of this but the price kinda worries me. Lego prices have skyrocketed throughout the years.
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It's not like they're gonna sell this. They just want to show people what they can do for bragging rights. This is just for publicity.
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This is so cool! I am concerned how safe this is when it crashes cause it will explode into a million pieces and it will be a bitch to clean up.
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This is something worth checking out. Talk about innovation. Lego has always come up with amazing stuff and this is just one of them.
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The fact that it is drivable is the most amazing thing. Lego definitely outdid themselves on this one. Some rich collector would probably snap this up.
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The fact that it is drivable is the most amazing thing
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As much as I love Lego, this is so impractical. This would cost an arm an a leg and what would they do with this anyway? All that hard work will end up being a show piece only.
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It was designed and built by the same Czech Republic-based team that specializes in creations for Legoland attractions. They built the vehicle by hand, connecting each Lego piece to the next without the aid of any glue
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This is cool and shows what one can achieve with planning, hard-work and technology. Maybe Lego can start making stuff that are useful in the household and at the same time eco-friendly - like a solar-powered electronic device or something similar.
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This is cool and shows what one can achieve with planning
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I wonder how long it took them to make this. Looks really complicated.
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