A unique Bugatti Chiron built entirely from Lego Technic has hit the road in the UK as part of a European tour.
The 1:1 scale model of the French hypercar hit the streets of London, visiting one of the cityâ€™s most iconic hotels as well as its spiritual home at Mayfairâ€™s Bugatti showroom.
The hand-built model, created from more than one million individual pieces was parked outside the dealership and the Savoy hotel on Tuesday to promote the tour, ahead of three more stops on its UK visit.
Dates and locations
Fans will be able to get a closer look at the remarkable model and speak with the team who helped design and built it at the following locations this week and next:
- November 1, 10am-10pm – Westfield London, outside Shepherdâ€™s Bush Tube Station, 4006 Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London
- November 3, 9am-9pm – Westfield Stratford, second floor outside M&S, Olympic Park, Montfichet Rd, London
- November 8, 12pm-9pm – Bluewater Shopping Centre, second floor Upper Plaza Car Park, Bluewater Pkwy, Dartford, Greenhithe
Nicola Morgan Hulme, senior brand relations manager for Lego, said: â€œWe wanted to give Lego Technic fans the chance to see this incredible model for themselves – so weâ€™ve taken the Bugatti on a European Tour. The model looks fantastic in images, but it is truly breathtaking in real life – you can see the intricate detail up close.â€
The life-size Chiron took 13,000 hours to develop and built and copies everything from the Chironâ€™s distinctive headlights to its removable steering wheel and rear spoiler. It is powered by 2,304 Lego Power Function motors giving an estimated output of 5.bhp – a bit less than the real thingâ€™s 1,500hp.
To prove it really does work, Lego took it to the Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany â€“ where the Chiron was first tested â€“ where test driver Andy Wallace hit 12.5mph,around 248mph less than the real Chiron can manage.
The worldâ€™s only life-size Bugatti Chiron built entirely from LEGO Technic has arrived in London today, marking the start of its first visit to the UK.