Lego Launches 1:8 Scale Bugatti You Can Build Yourself
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined supercar with a pedigree that has made it the automotive equivalent of unobtanium—at roughly $2.7 million, its first production run of 200 cars was sold out before one was built in 2016. The most recent version is capable of 0-248 mph in 32.6 seconds from its 1,479-horsepower 8.0-liter V-16 engine. The EPA rated it at 14 mpg on the highway and only 9 mpg around town.
This week a more environmentally friendly version of the Chiron was introduced by Lego Technic—a 1:8 scale plastic model that contains 3,599 pieces. The Lego Bugatti Chiron model will stand five inches tall, 22 inches long and nine inches wide when it’s assembled.
Details in the adult-oriented model include two-tone aerodynamic bodywork with an active rear wing, spoked rims and low-profile tires, a detailed cockpit with movable paddle shifters and a replica W16 engine with moving pistons.
The doors to the miniature Chiron open to an interior that including a steering wheel with the Bugatti emblem. Overall, the model is in the two-tone blue that is the Chiron’s signature color.
Each model comes with its own unique serial number, located under the hood. That serial number can be used at lego.com/technic to unlock special content. Also under the hood is an authentic Bugatti Chiron overnight bag.
The Bugatti Chiron is available on Lego’s website for about $440.75, pricey for a model, but in line with the full-size car’s premium.