Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron threatens to devour hours of free time

Bugatti Chiron Lego

Bugatti Chiron Lego

The wait is nearly over as the reveal will take place today at the new Lego House in Billund, Denmark where Lego's CEO together with Bugatti president, Stephan Winkelmann, will take the wraps off the new Lego Technic set carrying the number 42083.

The LEGO Chiron is the brand's new Technic flagship, taking the crown from the LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which launched 2016. Or at least you can in parts - 3,599 parts to be precise. All of these are existing LEGO components, save for the unique wheels, which closely mirror those of the real auto.

Would you buy the LEGO Bugatti? Meanwhile, further back the real car's active rear wing is also movable. The rear wing moves up and down, too, and is lowered for high-speed mode with a key you build out of Lego pieces.

The real Bugatti Chiron is powered by a W16-cylinder 8.0-litre quad-turbo engine, producing 1,479bhp and returning 12.6mpg.

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Inside, the cabin presents a faithful re-creation of the production vehicle, featuring the Chiron's dual clutch gearbox complete with working paddles. In case one of your similarly scaled Lego figures planned a trip, the folks at Technic also included Bugatti's overnight bag - another attempt at the most authentic model Lego could make.

42 seconds. That's how long it takes the $2.7-million Bugatti Chiron to reach 249 miles per hour, and then get back to a standstill.

Each Chiron model comes personalised with a own unique serial number, carefully stored under the bonnet and accessible only with a "speed key" - the tool unique to Bugatti cars that allows owners to access the cars' top speeds.

It's available through Lego stores both physical and online right now, and hits other stores on August 1.

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