Updated: Sep 4, 2018
Welcome back to the DGT Blog.
As you probably know, we love all things car and we all love Lego - most of us can't help but look longingly at the Lego Technics versions of James Bond's Aston Martin, Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and, of course, the Bugatti Chiron.
So when it was revealed last week that Lego built a real size version of the Bugatti Chiron, we were very excited to see the final results. What surprised us all was the fact the Lego decided that this was going to drive - a first for Lego - and it would be powered by only Power Function motor technology that is used in their standard Technics models.
And that's not the only piece of information about this build that blow us away!
Over 1,000,000 Lego Technic elements were used IN TOTAL, with 339 types were used in the build. No glue was used in assembly, both the rear spoiler and speedometer are functional and over 13,438 man hours were used in both development and construction.
And remember, Lego is the world's leading tyre manufacturer
But the biggest question is what's it like to drive? With reports saying that when it did a test run, the Lego Bugatti Chiron did just over 12 miles per hour. Not a fast thrill ride, but we'll still be up for giving this a spin round the track!
Drive safe, drive DGT.