The Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Detailed as the Real Thing

Comprised of 3599 pieces, with a true W16 engine and a working eight-speed gearbox, it's almost as good as the real Chiron.

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You probably can't afford a Bugatti Chiron. Priced at nearly $3 million, the hand-built French hypercar is about as expensive and exclusive as they come.

But now you can hand-build one of your own, thanks to Lego Technic.

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Feast your eyes on the latest large-format kit from Lego's intricately detailed Technic line. This Chiron kit, comprised of 3599 pieces and designed with input from the folks who make the real-life Bugatti, is a delight to behold. Measuring 22 inches long and nine inches wide when fully assembled, the 1:8-scale model is chock full of functional details.

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Yep, that's a real W16 engine with moving Lego pistons. It's attached to a working eight-speed gearbox with moving paddle shifters, all snapped into a chassis that faithfully recreates the real-life Chiron's suspension design.

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And yes, it's incredibly difficult to render the Chiron's curves in Lego pieces. But Technic designers relish that kind of challenge. Here's Bugatti design director Achim Anscheidt admiring the result:

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Like any automobile, Lego recommends the Chiron kit for ages 16 and over. With nearly 4000 pieces, you can bet this won't be a quick build. But that's just part of the fun. The kit is or in Lego stores now. At $350, it's not cheap—but then again, no Bugatti is.

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